Local News

Lhawang Dorji wins fifth consecutive term as Kana Gup


Kana gewog reelected Lhawang Dorji, 46, giving the veteran local leader his fifth consecutive term as gup and making him perhaps the longest serving local leader in recent times. Standing from Khagochen chiwog he secured 994 votes of the 1450 cast on September 27, poll day, to beat contender Chador, …

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Second Local government saw 16 disputes

The Dzongkhag Election Dispute Settlement Bodies and Central Election Dispute Body saw 16 disputes related to the final round of the second local government election. Of the 16, seven were on corruption charges, five complaints were related to the Chiwog Zomdu, four on eligibility of candidates and four on violation …

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Potato crop loss

Farmers of Shemagangkha Chiwog in Chapcha, Chukha, lost close to two third of their potato crop, their main source of income, to heavy rains. “The chiwog sells about 1200 metric tonnes (MT) of potato in a year but this year it came down to 800 MT,” said Rinzin Dorji, former …

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Himalayan black bear caught in an apple orchard trap


Forest officials and Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Section under the Wildlife Conservation Division  have rescued a Himalayan bear found trapped in a snare set near an apple orchard in Wang Simo under Thimphu Dzonghag. The animal which was believed to have attempted to enter into the apple orchard was …

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Radhi favors new candidates

Radhi gewog in Trashigang dzongkhag chose new faces over incumbent ones in the recent chiwog zomdu to nominate candidates to contest for Gup. Former Gup Jigme Namgyal secured fewer votes than the other two aspiring gup candidates in the Chiwog Zomdu. Former Gup Jigme Namgyal contested against Pema Tenzin, a …

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Two couples in two knifing cases in Thimphu

Thimphu police are investigating two knifing cases involving two different couples, which occurred on August 27 and 28. In the first case the wife was arrested after she knifed her husband while in the second case the husband was arrested after knifing his wife several times. On the evening of …

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Phangkhar gewog has to ex-Mangmis contesting for Gup post


Two former mangmis(deputy gups) will take on each other to become gup of Phangkhar gewog in the central district of Zhemgang in the forthcoming second local government elections. They were chosen from four contestants during the recently held Chiwog Zomdu (village cluster meeting) where the primary round election was held …

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‘Hangout.bt’ launched

Tourists and locals looking for places to hang out can now log unto to hangouts.bt an online platform with information on restaurants, cafés, bars, bistros, clubs, drayangs, karaokes, other entertainment places as well as events in Bhutan. The website also offers other features like promoting Meal of the Day, events, …

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