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DNT bridging the gap through 13 key areas

According to the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), its manifesto was built by the voice of the people and every decision in creating it was taken from the people that the grassroots.  The manifesto has 13 key areas, of which health is the first priority. The party manifesto was officially launched …

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Potato crops affected by blight in Chukha

Chukha consists of 11 gewogs, of which Chapcha and Bjabcho gewogs produce almost 90 percent of the total potato production in Chukha. However, the production level has been affected by annual cases of Potato Tuber Moth (PTM). PTM attacks Solanaceous crops with potato being favored. According to farmers, potatoes that …

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Tshimasham and Tshimalakha worried about bypass impact

Not everyone is  happy with the Damchu-Chukha bypass opening. Villagers who have business establishments in Tshimasham and Tshimalakha are now worried. The Chukha Dzongda, Minjur Dorji, said that the bypass road will have a few negative impacts on the people in the two gewogs. He said, “The hoteliers in Tshimasham …

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Thimphu’s big construction boom and its impact

From the dark days of 2012-2014 when even ongoing construction was frozen and loans were not available for the housing and construction sector, Bhutan is now experiencing a big construction boom in the last few years with this year seeking peak construction. A big part of this construction boom is …

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