• More female voters avail facilitation booth services 

    Women voters outnumbered men in availing the postal ballot facilitation and mobile booths service on October 10, 11 and 12 for the upcoming general elections. The press release Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) issued on October 13 stated that of the 84,829 people, who cast their ballots through the service, 46,358 were female and 38,471 male.

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Thromde thuemi posts constitutional: Government

Local leaders will get entitlements, says former home minister

Meet the press: The government believes the recent election of thromde thuemis in the three dzongkhag thromdes of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu was in keeping with the Constitution and the electoral laws of the country.

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Taking contemporary art to east

VAST: The first thing Jigme Dorji, a teacher graduate noticed when posted to Bayling higher secondary school, Trashiyangtse, was that students in the remote school shared his interest in art.

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Road safety tips for children

Review: If you are a concerned parent or a guardian, who spent sleepless nights worrying about one’s child treading through the mad traffic, then this book can be a perfect guide.

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NEC test rules out toxic content

Test conducted to verify what killed fishes in the Dungsamchhu last year

Environment: A water sample test, the National Environment Commission (NEC) conducted on the water discharged from the sewerage treatment plant in Samdrupjongkhar, ruled out any kind of chemical or toxic contents in the water.

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Local leaders to miss out on LG entitlements

For want of rules and regulations, implementation of LG entitlement Act has been delayed

LG: The elected members of the local government (LG) will complete their tenure in June. But as expected before, they would not reap the benefits of the much-debated LG members’ entitlement Act.

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Hotels refrain from serving meat

Ban: All hotels in Bumthang have stopped serving meat from February 9 as agreed in June last year to refrain from serving non-vegetarian items during the auspicious months.

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Potato production drops in 2015

Potato: The country’s potato production declined in 2015. The Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCBL) auctioned 22,597.24 metric tonnes of potato, 14.22 percent less than the 2014 figure.

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Two new species discovered in Phrumsengla

Brown Pine and Particoloured Squirrel discovered in December and 2014

Environment: Phrumsengla National Park (PNP) added two new species to its rich biodiversity with the discovery of Brown Pine (Podocarpus nerrifolious) and Particoloured Flying Squirrel (Hylopetes alboniger) in December last year and in 2014 respectively.

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The Fire Male Monkey year

The country should brace for major fire incidents and untimely rainfall going by the prediction from the institute of astrology in Pangrizampa, Thimphu.

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Online public services get much deserved attention during the Sheep

Yearender/IT: A revitalized G2C (government to citizen) Office made our headlines throughout the year of the Sheep, and for the right reasons. The office, which now operates directly under the supervision of a tech saavy Prime Minister, has been busy churning out electronic public services at a more acceptable rate than previous years.

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