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DPT’s North Thimphu candidate withdraws

Politics: The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) North Thimphu candidate for the by-election has decided to withdraw his candidature, just days after 30-year-old Chencho Nidup from Kawang gewog was revealed to the media in a press conference.

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Improve judicial efficiency in financial sector: ADB

Report: While the private sector is citing access to finance as a constraint to growth, banks are forced to rely on collateral rather than cash flow because only about half of the commercial firms in Bhutan prepare certified financial statements.

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NFE grads look to serve


LG: The local government (LG) election in 2011 changed Sukh Bahadur Subba’s life forever. The 39-year-old wanted to run for the tshogpa post in his chiwog, Tshamzhina of Lhamoizingkha dungkhag, Dagana but he failed in the Functional Literacy Test (FLT).

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More choices for voters in Tsento

Returning officer Tshering Penjor briefs the voters about poll day

LG: Candidates campaigning for the upcoming local government (LG) elections in Tsento gewog in Paro stressed on the importance of working hand in hand with the community members at the common forum held on September 13.

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Old rivals meet again

Only 18 of more than 300 registered voters attended the common forum

LG: Though Trashigang town is currently undergoing a major facelift in Mithidrang and Melphey, more development will be required with the population growing.

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Clear water treatment plant at the earliest: PM


Water: The infiltration gallery of the water treatment plant in Gelephu is expected to be cleared soon. The infiltration gallery, which is a structure used to transfer water to or from a soil aquifer, was filled with sand when the Maochhu flooded on July 20 this year.

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WTO Reference Centre launched


The centre is a repository of information related to WTO and international trade

Information: Economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji launched a World Trade Organisation (WTO) reference centre for trade-related information at the Department of Trade of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Thimphu yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Spice and safe: While garlic keeps vampires away, one wonders what chilis will do Photo by Karma Dupchu, Kuensel, Thimphu
  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu