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DNT and PDP in Chukha

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) performed well in the two constituencies in Chukha. In Phuentsholing constituency, DNT secured the highest votes at 2,685 votes (2,167 EVM + 578 PB), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 2,364 votes (2,012 EVM + 352 PB) Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) secured 938 votes (832 …

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All parties pledge goodies for civil servants

All four political parties have plans to increase the salaries and allowances of civil servants and reviewing the Civil Service Act, according to their manifestos for the National Assembly Election 2018. Two political parties, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will raise the pay and allowances of …

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Addressing waste management issue

There are only 20 garbage trucks plying all over Thimphu. The garbage trucks collect wastes thrice a week. The trucks are monitored through GPS so it is used optimally given the density of population and vast areas. Chief Environment Officer of Thromde, Yeshi Wangdi, said that the timing of waste …

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The arts and crafts

In the PDP manifesto when it comes to the arts and crafts PDP shall continue to support the Vocational Training Institutes and Zorig Chusum Institutes to offer high quality training and skilling programs on arts and crafts. It shall enable the Rigney College to offer more courses on arts and …

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ARI outbreak infects around 170 in Sengdhyen LSS in Samtse

An outbreak of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) has been reported this week in Sengdhyen Lower Secondary School in Dorokha, Samtse with total of 171 people infected so far. This includes three villagers and a few teachers in the school. The first case was reported among 20 students last Saturday, after …

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Outgoing PM signs order relinquishing the cabinet

Following the Royal Kasho appointing the members of the Interim Government, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister and Minister signed the handing-taking of the office with the Cabinet Secretary and Secretaries of the respective Ministries. At the Tashichhodzong, the Prime Minister and Ministers offered Choemay and nyen-dhar at Dukhang and Kuenra. …

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National Youth Awards, the first of its kind, to be held

Youth Caring Community (YCC) in collaboration with Nazhoen Lamtoen will be marking the International Youth Day on 11-12 August, highlighting the theme “Safe Spaces for Youths”.  The day will also recognize and award outstanding young leaders. The two-day event aims to create safe and exciting platforms for the youth to …

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ARI outbreak in Sangkama, Mongar

The Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Jurmey gewog in Mongar was alerted of an Acute Respiratory Illness (ARI) outbreak after a number of people contracted the disease in Sangkama chiwog in Mongar under Jurmey gewog last week. The count is more than 25 cases of ARI. Located around twelve kilometers …

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