• USD hits record high at Nu 73

    Indian rupee (INR) has been sliding against the USD in recent months and Bhutanese ngultrum, because it is pegged to INR, is under pressure. Losing 12 percent this year, INR is labelled by the Bloomberg as Asia’s worst performing currency.

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Drying water source force farmers to leave fields fallow

While promises of connecting villages with irrigation water are gushing this election period, the lack of water has forced farmers in several dzongkhags to leave their fields fallow. In Dagana, at least 100 acres of paddy field in Drukjyegang’s Yongsibji village have been left fallow this year after the water …

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ECB advises facilitation booth voters to vote at convenience

The head of election commission’s postal ballot unit, Namgay Tshering, advises voters who have registered for facilitation booths not to rush together at a time and to vote at convenience. The ECB will operate postal ballot facilitation and mobile booths on October 10, 11 and 12. During the recently held …

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  Villagers roast corn to make tengma, flattened maize at Baling in Langthel, Trongsa yesterday. Maize is their main cash crop. 

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DPT president focuses on self-reliance

DPT president meet the people of Chapcha, Chukha

Economic self-reliance is a 55-year-old dream that must see a vibrant end and sustainable future, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president said. Meeting with the people of Chapcha on October 4, the DPT President Pema Gyamtsho explained how the party would work towards achieving economic self-reliance by 2025. Self-reliance, he …

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A tough call in Dophuchen-Tading

Bazaar Dara, the town of Dophuchen

It is 3pm. The mild rays of the setting sun and gentle breeze makes it a pleasant evening in Dogar village of Dophuchen, popularly known as Dorokha, in Samtse. Yangchi, in her late 70s, is engrossed in a movie on the television. Her daughters are away at work. The elderly …

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DNT will not discriminate the voters: Lotay Tshering

Lotay Tshering speaks with voters in Drakteng gewog meeting yesterday

Voters in Trongsa, during their meetings with the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) president Lotay Tshering yesterday, inquired him on various issues.  A former gup from Drakteng asked DNT to revisit laws for drugs abusers. “Many able youth have landed in prison from strict laws and poor services in correcting them …

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Thimphu Thromde goes for temporary parking

After the completion of the multi-level car parking (MLCP), vehicles along the Norzin Lam in Thimphu cannot park beyond 20 minutes. New MLCP would provide parking space for about 570 vehicles. Norzin Lam has parking space for about 230 vehicles. Pedestrianisation of the Norzin Lam was part of the Thimphu …

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The persuasive president

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa president, Lotay Tshering Photo: DNT Facebook page

For those who know him, he is a workaholic, passionate social worker, and a sensitive man. To many, he is a lifesaver. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa president Lotay Tshering fits any superlative one can use to describe a man. Many a voter who attends his meetings these days come to greet …

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The Perseverant President

On the morning of the primary round’s poll day, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president Pema Gyamtsho stood in queue to cast his vote at the polling station in Tang, Bumthang. The election officials noticed him waiting for his turn and asked him to go ahead to cast his vote. …

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Know your candidate: Sarpang

Sarpang: Shompangkha DNT Tek Bahadur Rai Age: 40 Experience:  Project Engineer. Education: B.Tech in Civil Engineering. Describe yourself in three words. It’s not appropriate for me to talk good about myself. Your priority for the constituency.  The main priorities in the constituency are irrigation and drinking water. We also need …

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Know your candidate: Thimphu

Thimphu: North Thimphu DNT Dechen Wangmo Age: 42 Experience: Cardiopulmonary/Public Health Specialist.  Education: Master of Public Health  (Global Health Epidemilogy). Describe yourself in three words. Humble, Passionate, and Committed. Your priority for the constituency.  Long term “Innovative and Sustainable Investment” in 24/7 Clean and Safe Drinking water for All Thimphu …

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For the people of Laya, which has the highest number of voters in Gasa a road connecting the gewog to the dzongkhag administration is a priority.

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