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PDP wins Haa

The former Lyonchhen, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, received the highest votes from the Sombaykha constituency in Haa with 1,690 total votes (1,132 EVM + 558 PB) followed by DPT with 315 votes (212 EVM+ 103 PB), DNT with 312 votes (208 EVM + 104PB) and BKP with 103 votes (77 EVM …

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Healthy manifestos on health

A component of Gross National Happiness is the affordable and accessible health care to the public. The health sector receives the highest priority in terms of budget so far. Therefore, the most common pledge of the four parties is to enhance traditional medicine system, strengthen human resources and increase the …

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Chief Advisor attends BIMSTEC summit

Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, Chief Advisor of the Interim Government arrived at Kathmandu, Nepal on 29th August for the 4th BIMSTEC Summit. The Chief Advisor was received by H.E. Ishwor Pokhrel, Duputy Prime Minister of Nepal. The Chief Advisor was also presented with the Guard of Honor. After landing in …

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BKP: Sound political and economic leadership

If elected, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) wants to provide sound political and economic leadership and work with all the Bhutanese, including those in the Opposition party, in a spirit of political tolerance, understanding and reconciliation, thereby consolidating peace, harmony, security and stability as the basis for the prosperity of the …

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No formalin in imported fruits and vegetables so far

While there are reports on the use of formalin in fruits and vegetables, the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) said that there is no possibility of contaminating fruits and vegetables by mixing formalin, a health hazardous chemical. BAFRA official Kubir said, “There is no scope of using formalin …

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Acute Gastroenteritis outbreak in Kunzangling Central School

After a group of students in Kunzangling Central School in Tashiyangtse complained of diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal cramps this week, eleven of the students were admitted to the Tashiyangtse hospital at once, after which three were referred out the next day. Identifying the similarity in the symptoms, the hospital confirmed, …

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A 5 year report card of the Education sector

The Education Minister, Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk, presented the milestones achieved in the field of education from 2013 to 2018. He also revealed the key challenges by the ministry within the five years. From counting 172, 391 students in the 10th Five Year Plan (FYP), the number of students decreased to …

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