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Mongar constituency too close to call

mongarMeeting voters: DPT’s Karma Lhamo(left) and PDP’s Jigme Zangpo

The four gewogs involved are equally divided between the two contenders

Less than a week left for the country to go to polls and voters in the three constituencies of Mongar are all set to press the button.

At this stage of campaign, while it appears like voters in Kengkhar-Weringla constituency and Dremetse-Ngatshang constituency are more or less decided on who to vote for, it’s the Mongar constituency voters, who remain divided on their choice of candidate.

People’s [... Read More]

Students moonlight with Sangay shamu

mushroomPema(left) and his friend wait on the highway to sell their mushroom

It’s vacation time for students in Ura no doubt, but that hardly means fun time for them.

In fact, life’s even busier, with students heading out to collect the region’s popular mushroom, Sangay Shamu, which helps them earn some pocket money.

Once the collection is over, they rush down to the highway, stand at the roadside, and wait for travellers to stop and buy their mushrooms.

Pema, a class III student of Ura middle secondary school, and other [... Read More]

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Farming season: While farmers in other parts of the country transplant paddy, farmers in Chumey, Bumthang are harvesting wheat


Brother’s Union replaced in Kings Cup

Aramnbagh Krira Shangha football club from Bangladesh have replaced Brother’s Union as one of nine-registered teams participating in the upcoming King’s Cup tournament that will kick off at Changlimthang stadium in Thimphu from July 20.

The other teams include BJMC from Bangladesh, United Sikkim and Mohun Bagan from India, Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marsyangdi, NMB Machhindra and Three Star from Nepal.  Yeedzin and Thimphu City are the two local teams taking part.

In group A are Yeedzin, Aramnbagh [... Read More]

Penalty shoot out send Terton and Chang Stallions to semis

futsalKuenjung’s goalie fails to save a goal from Chang Stallions in the penalty shot

Chang Stallions and Terton teams defeated their opponents in a penalty shoot out yesterday to enter the semi finals of the on-going open futsal tournament at the Changlimithang parking area in Thimphu.

In the first match, Chang Stallions played Kuenjung FC with Chang Stallions leading the game by a goal 15 minutes after the game began. In the second 15 minutes, Kuenjung equalised the game but lost in a penalty shoot out (3-4).

Team Terton led the [... Read More]

No official word yet on Chukha tariff

Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) has not received any official communication on a reduction in the Chukha export power tariff to India at the moment, the interim government advisor in the ministry of economic affairs, Dasho Chhewang Rinzin, has said.

“There is no impact on the revenues from the export of surplus power from the Chukha hydroelectric project to India, at least as of now,” Dasho Chhewang Rinzin, who is also the managing director of DGPC, [... Read More]

New policy to address an old problem

Except for its mention in the party manifestos, alcohol and its problems or solutions is perhaps one of the issues that’s not yet “politicised” in the ongoing campaigns and discussions.

While the issue may not be as ‘intoxicating’ as the ones that are being discussed today in campaigns and common forums and social media, alcohol, which has been discussed at the highest decision making body, has slowly ailed the country and its people, who are these [... Read More]

Who would Phuentshopelri_Samtse voters go for?

The first woman architect or the former candidate armed with fluency in Dzongkha

Phuentshopelri_Samtse constituency voters have six days to choose a candidate who has impressed voters with his fluency in Dzongkha or a candidate who woos her voters with her impressive Lhotsamkha.

But if it were not the tongue, then the voters would probably go with the candidate who convinces them better of giving Samtse thromde a facelift.

The people of Samtse has been expecting Samtse town, [... Read More]

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In Darjaythang: Farmers in the southern district of Sarpang begin paddy transplantation