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Dasho Dawa Dem passes away

Late Dasho Dawa Dem

Dasho Dawa Dem passed away on February 15 at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), surrounded by her loved ones. She was 74. Her cremation was held on February 26 in Thimphu. Born on May 16, 1944 in Takchu Goenpa in Iesu, Haa, Dasho Dawa Dem was one …

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Three gewogs in Chukha choose their NC candidates

Dhamngoi zomdu at Chapcha: People queue and wait their turns to vote yesterday

The incumbent Chukha National Council member, Pema Tenzin, won 419 votes against his opponent, Sangay Tenzin’s 212 votes in the Chapcha gewog’s dhamngoi zomdu  (nomination meeting) yesterday. A total of 631 people turned up at the Chapcha gewog centre to cast their votes. Chukha dzongkhag has conducted three gewog dhamngoi …

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Four NC candidates go to the next selection round

Voters queue to cast their votes in Bjena Gewog, Wangdue

In Wangdue, four of the five aspiring NC candidates have made through the first round of selection process. Passang Thrinlee from Bjena got 194 yes votes and 21 no votes. Thinley from Thedtsho got 70 yes votes and 42 no votes. Rada Wangchuk from Bajo throm got 116 yes votes …

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DoR to maintain Damphu – Sunkosh road

The road was blacktopped more than five years ago

Following lengthy discussions at the last dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) that requested the Department of Roads (DoR) to maintain and blacktop the highway between Damphu and Sunkosh tri-junction, the DoR has recently proposed for budget to the government. The 18kms stretch is filled with potholes, cracks and sunken areas. The need …

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Sherubtse gets its first salon

The salon is part of 50 years of academic excellence celebration of Sherubtse College this year

As part of the golden jubilee celebrations this year, Sherubtse College in Kanglung opened its first salon at the campus yesterday. Located at the student service centre, the salon will cater to the hairdressing needs of the students and college staff. The dean of student affairs, Yezer (PhD), said that …

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Druk Chirwang Tshogpa deregistered

The Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) deregistered with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday. Party president Lily Wangchuk told Kuensel that the decision was taken as per the agreement of the party’s founding members and candidates. She said the decision was a difficult one. “Our founding members and candidates all …

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ACC forges regional alliance

ACC officials with the delegation from Sri Lanka

A seven member high level delegation from the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka are in the country for a five-day experience sharing visit, a press release from the ACC states. The delegation is in the country to learn from the tools, techniques and best practices/experiences of Bhutan in preventing …

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Corruption accusations against me are false: Yeshey Zimba

Yeshey Zimba

Former works and human settlement minister Yeshey Zimba said he is saddened by the malicious smear campaign against him by the Prime Minster. Speaking to the media yesterday, Yeshey Zimba, who is also the MP from South Thimphu  constituency, said that the repeated attempt of character assassination by the prime …

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Not embezzlement but officially induced error: Defendant

While the prosecutors of the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) maintained that Major Lingi Jamtsho adjusted and embezzled Nu 180,000 from the seventh batch DeSuung training programme and Nu 601,245 from the 23rd batch, the defendant contended that the Nu 601,245 were from the receipts for scouts leadership training programme held …

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Lhuentse court sentences four men for environment pollution

Lhuentse dzongkhag court, after altering the charge of illegal possession of explosives to environment pollution, sentenced a 52-year-old man from Rodpa in Gangzur, Lhuentse, to one year, 10 months and 15 days in prison. The Office of Attorney General’s (OAG) attorney charged the man, Tandin Wangchuk, for illegal possession of …

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Picture story

Under Secretary – General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), Fekitamoela Katoa ‘Utolkamanu, is one a five-day visit to Bhutan from February 24-28. The Under Secretary General called on the Prime Minister and foreign minister yesterday. The UN-OHRLLS office …

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BNCA claims drug testing as major achievement

Of the total 39 success indicators for Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), four were achieved, 35 were on track, and none were at risk. This was presented during the mid-year review of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) yesterday in Thimphu. BNCA’s director general, Phuntsho Wangdi, said BNCA is not entirely …

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