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Nima Gyeltshen to represent the capital

Nima Gyeltshen, 29 nominated from Chang Gewog secured the most votes in Thimphu Dzongkhag. 2,250 people voted for him, of which 137 were postal ballots. After the elections, Nima said “people have shown faith and trust in me. They really understood whatever I said during the common forums.” He worked …

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New water supply, new town-planning

Samdrup Jongkhar dzongkhag has come up with new drainage and treatment plants, roads, flood protection walls, traffic post and town planning for the 11th year five year plan. The drainage in the town is spread in two places with one in the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC) colony below the …

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Man gets nine years for rape of a minor

The Wangduephodrang dzongkhag court on 5 April pronounced a prison term of nine years on a 29-year old man from Punakha for the offence of rape of a minor, a child above 12 years on the night of 1 February. Though the convict had argued that it was a consensual …

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Cordyceps collectors leave behind a messy environment

With legalization of Cordyceps collection, the highlanders are bound for collection in droves every season. These collectors meanwhile take in all the garbage and come out only with Cordyceps. A tell-tale sign, that irrespective of individual gains, nature stands to be polluted consistently and damagingly. Concerns are raised that if …

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New water supply and drainage constructions in Thimphu

Thimphu municipality has signed a contract with Krangrig construction to construct drainage systems, roads and wimp pipes in the Changzamtog area. The contract was signed on 26 November 2012 and the constructions are expected to be completed by 26 May, 2013. The budget allocated for overall constructions is more than …

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Phuentsholing Thromde’s new water supply schemes

The Phuentsholing municipality has come up with construction of new water works within the town. These new schemes include treatment plants in Rinchending areas (Kharbandi), new water sources in Kharbandi, Dhoti Khola , Hati dunga , Damantara under Chilauni chiwog, Basgari (near Dhoti river), some new water supply schemes in …

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