• DNT and DPT to contest general round

    As Bhutanese remained glued to television sets and mobile phones last night for the provisional results of the primary election, they witnessed a close race between one of the oldest parties, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), and a new party that gained popularity in recent months, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT)

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Water shortage hits College of Natural Resources

Students use water from the pond for washing purpose

Despite efforts, the College of Natural Resources (CNR) in Punakha faces an acute shortage of water every summer. President of CNR Phub Dorji (PhD) said the problem is not new and that it has been there for a few years now. “We have water problem during rainy season, especially around …

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ECB bars the use of titles, insignia and rank

With the election period on, the Election Commission of Bhutan’s  (ECB) notification calling the third National Assembly election forbids the use of title, designation, rank, kabney and rachu, pata and geyntag or any other sign, insignia or symbol of an office held earlier during the campaign period. This is in accordance with the …

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New Setikharey bridge benefits Gelephu residents

The Department of Road (DoR) has completed the construction of a multi-cell bridge over Setikharey stream in Gelephu within six months. The bridge opened to traffic last week. The construction of the 50ms span bridge began this year at a cost of Nu14.5M. DoR officials said the construction was sped …

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Study finds positive impact of ecotourism on local communities

The income generated from the home stays and campsites in the country have helped improve family income, conservation of the environment, tradition and culture, according to an evaluation on ecotourism. The evaluation by the Gross National Happiness Commission in April this year was carried out to assess ecotourism impact on …

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Picture story

To transport milk to the gewog centre road head, residents of about 25 households of Brongshung village in Gomdar, Samdrupjongkhar walk about one and a half hours everyday. The second highest milk-producing village in the gewog is not connected with a farmroad. (Photo: Kelzang Wangchuk, Samdrupjongkhar) 

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Art exhibitions open at RTA

The exhibition features work by inmates of Jaipur Central Jail

In the run up to the upcoming Mountain Echoes Literary Festival, two art exhibitions — ‘Colours of Nature by Green Pigment’ and ‘Tree of life: The Tree of Immortality’ will open today at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) until August 25. The exhibition will open from 9:00am till 5:00 in …

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Trongsa drayang owner charged for child abuse

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged a 36-year-old man from Kuengarabten in Trongsa for child abuse earlier this month after police forwarded them the case of a drayang owner employing a minor. The case surfaced in June this year after the drayang owner lodged a complaint against the kidu officer in Trongsa for an alleged …

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DPT submits Letter of Intent

DPT members submit the LoI to the ECB yesterday afternoon

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) submitted Letter of Intent (LoI) to Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday to participate in the upcoming elections to the National Assembly.  Among the four political parties, DPT was the last to submit LoI.  LoI was filed as per section 198 of the election Act, which …

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PDP submits Letter of Intent

Members of PDP submit the LoI to the ECB yesterday to contest the primary elections

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) submitted its letter of intent to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday, to secure a berth in the primary round of election on September 15. “We are humbled and honored to have been able to participate in the third election,” the party president Tshering …

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Widened road benefits Karmaling and Nichula gewogs

A bolero pickup drives through the improved road in Jigmethang

The widened 8.75kms road that connects Lhamoizingkha to the 80.5kms Lhamoizingkha-Dagapela road at Dalbari has benefited people of Karmaling and Nichula at large. The residents of Karmaling and Nichula gewogs use the road to come to the drungkhag office and Lhamoizingkha town. This road had never seen formal maintenance in …

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Attracting companies a challenge for TechPark

The major challenge facing Thimphu TechPark Limited (TTPL) is attracting new Information Technology (IT) and IT-enabled service companies to establish their branch offices at the Park, according to the TTPL’s annual report 2017. Other challenges include retention of companies and reliability and speed of the Internet. With the development of …

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  • What the results say

    The verdict is out. Bhutanese electorate, as many assume, are not ignorant. They remain, as unpredictable as ever. Before the poll day and when the provisional results started coming in last night, many thought that the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) were the real shoo-in. As …

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  • Nation goes to the polls

  • The case of NICU

  • May the nation win!