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Electrical engineering grad to contest NC elections from Paro

Sonam Tashi

An electrical engineering graduate, Sonam Tashi has decided to contest in the upcoming 2018 National Council (NC) elections from Tsento, Paro. Sonam Tashi is from Balakha village in Paro and graduated from the College of Science and Technology in June 2014. Until he decided to contest in the NC elections, ...

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Thimphu thromde’s 12th Plan priorities

Replacing the Lungtenzampa Bridge with a new one is one of the 12th Plan activities planned for Thimphu thromde, Thimphu thrompon, Kinlay Dorjee said. Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee shared this at a public consultation on January 23 in Thimphu. He said the thromde received a budget of Nu 2.5 billion for ...

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Snowfall in the northern region

Photo: Sonam Wangchuk, Haa

Haa was covered in a blanket of snow yesterday evening. The National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology had forecast light to moderate snowfall in the northern region including Haa, Thimphu, Gasa, Bumthang and Trongsa. Following Gasa, Haa received the highest amount of snowfall last year.  

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ECB to review education minister’s alleged violation of Election Act

In a written clarification submitted to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has denied that education minister Norbu Wangchuk violated the Election Act during his recent tour of four gewogs in Trashigang’s Radhi-Sakteng constituency. The education minister last month held public meetings in Merak, Sakteng, ...

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Drukair grounds aircraft, cancels domestic flights, again

Between December 29 last year and January 28, the grounding has resulted in the cancellation of 20 domestic and six international flights Two weeks after resuming its domestic operations, Drukair’s ATR42-500 is again grounded until January 28, according to airline officials. Flights to three domestic airports were suspended since January ...

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Defendant claims he adjusted, not embezzled DeSuung fund

In the preliminary hearing of the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) versus Major Jurmey case at the High Court’s bench I yesterday, the defendant asked the prosecutor to prove how he embezzled the amount he was charged for. Major Jurmey was convicted of embezzling Nu 174,000 from the DeSuung training programme ...

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Defendant asks High Court to acquit him in DeSuung case

The High Court’s bench II yesterday conducted the preliminary hearing for Major Tshering Tobgay, who was convicted of embezzling about Nu 824,000 by the military court in Lungtengphug last month. The officer was involved as an administrative officer for the 15th batch DeSuung training, which was held for five weeks. ...

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DAHE issues advisory on safety and fund management for students abroad

The Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) issued two advisories on safety and Bhutanese Student Associations (BSA) fund management to students studying abroad on January 23. Chief programme officer with the Scholarship and Student Support Division, Baburam Sherpa, said the fund management advisory would serve as a guideline for ...

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Former gup candidate among NC aspirants from Tsirang

Sangay Tamang

Among a dozen National Council aspirants from Tsirang, Sangay Tamang, 35, claims he can meet the expectations of his voters and find a seat at the upper house. He also claimed that he was interested to contest in the NC elections before but immaturity and fear of failing to meet ...

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Former teacher aspires for a Council seat from Dagana

Tenzin Samdrup

To serve the public and provide people a choice and freedom to choose the right candidate, a teacher has decided to contest in the National Council election from Dagana. Tenzin Samdrup, 39, from Tseza gewog is a former English teacher. With a BEd in elective English from Paro College of ...

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26 jobseekers employed through S/jongkhar job fair

Of the 125 jobseekers, 26 were selected for employment during the 9th job fair conducted in Samdrupjongkhar on January 22. The theme for this year’s fair was ‘The road to a career begins here.’ Officials from the regional labour office said that of the 26 jobseekers, 12 were selected for ...

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Indo-Bhutan car rally flags off in March

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India, the Bengal motor sports club (BMSC) is organising the 6th car rally on March 11. Tourism minister of West Bengal, Gautam Deb will flag off the car rally from Siliguri. It will take three days to reach Thimphu ...

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