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Task force formed to review new sand system

A task force comprising representatives from the Natural Resource Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL), agriculture ministry, Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) and the Road Safety and Transport Authority will be formed to review the new sand supply system. The Chairman of NRDCL board, Dasho Karma W Penjor said the task force ...

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Ambassador Doma Tshering presented her credentials to the Governor – General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, Julie Payette on January 29 in Ottawa at the Rideau Hall. While presenting the letters of credence, accrediting her as the Ambassador of Bhutan to Canada, Ambassador Doma Tshering conveyed the greetings of His Majesty ...

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Former finance secretary joins BKP

Lam Dorji (middle)

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) announced the former finance secretary Lam Dorji as its candidate from Haa’s Bji-Katsho-Uesu constituency at the opening of its dzongkhag party office yesterday. The 61-year-old from Dumcho village in Uesu gewog retired from the civil service in July 2016 after serving for nearly four decades, mostly ...

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DPT announces Menbi-Tsenkhar candidate

Choki Gyeltshen

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) announced its candidate for Menbi-Tsenkhar constituency of Lhuentse at its head office yesterday. Choki Gyeltshen, 52, from Metsho recently resigned as the dzongkhag education officer of Lhuentse after 27 years in the education ministry. He has a Masters in Education from Acharya Nagarjuna University in ...

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Man sentenced to a year for posting obscene photograph online

Thimphu district court’s bench II sentenced a man to a year in prison and imposed Nu 101,250 compensation on January 26 for posting an obscene photograph on social media. The 36-year-old convict, Yeshey Nidup from Bumdar of Metsho gewog, Lhuentse, posted a topless photograph of his former girlfriend on Facebook ...

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OAG completes Tsirang loan scam investigation

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is in the process of compiling a report after it investigated the alleged loan scam involving People’s Democratic Party (PDP) workers in Tsirang. The investigation was carried out after the Opposition Leader (OL) Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) on January 4 requested the Anti-Corruption Commission ...

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A gup candidate to contest in NC from Lhamoizingkha

Having lived and served in the village for the last four years, Dawa Norbu from Lhamoizingkha is one of the NC aspirants from Dagana. The 32-year-old has a bachelor’s degree in computer application from Bharathiar University in India. He completed his masters of business administration and human resource from Periyar ...

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Most Lhamoizingkha residents prefer firewood to LPG

San Maya Mongar

Despite the government distributing Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) to rural households in 2017, the customary practice of using firewood for cooking purposes still continue in villages of Lhamoizingkha, Dagana. The economic affairs ministry, in February 2017, introduced the scheme of LPG distribution to improve access to cleaner fuels among rural ...

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Damaged Babesa road to be completed by mid this year

The road has been damaged since November last year

The damaged road that runs above the Olakha automobile workshop area leading to project DANTAK office is expected to be completed by mid this year, according to Thimphu Thromde engineers. About 20 metres of the road and the roadside drain towards the hillside developed cracks leading the road to slide. ...

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Revised sand supply system goes nationwide

Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited supplied 35,973 truckloads of sand from the Sha region in Wangdue last year. The Punatsangchu basin is the main sand harvesting site in the country.

Irrespective of the concerns from the transporters, the Natural Resource Development Corporation (NRDCL) will be implementing the new sand supply system across the country starting next month. The NRDCL also issued a notification yesterday stating that the corporation will take full ownership of sand collection and transportation. It states that ...

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ECB to set up 64 postal ballot facilitation booths

To ease the voting process, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) will set up about 64 postal ballot facilitation booths for the upcoming National Council elections across the country. Training coordinator with ECB, Gem Tshewang, said that this added facility to the conventional system is to facilitate voters. “Postal ballot ...

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