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River diversion tunnel for PHPA-II complete

With the river diverted, dam construction is now scheduled to be completed by October this year One of the main civil works on Punatsangchhu hydroelectric project –II (1020 MW), the construction of a diversion tunnel, has been completed. The river has been diverted for the dam construction earlier this week …

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DNT campaign in full swing

The weather conditions in the far-flung and scattered settlements are currently not in the favour of politicians who are walking, climbing and hiking to reach their messages to the voters in the rural areas. But it seems, not even such conditions can keep down the party candidate designates from reaching …

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47,715 out of 53,633 postal ballots accepted

A total of 53,633 postal ballots from the 47 constituencies were received by the Returning Officers (ROs), of which 47,715 were accepted and 7,526 were rejected. With just nine days remaining for the primary elections, the ROs are busy recollecting postal ballot envelopes, specifically envelope ‘A’, which contains identity declaration …

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Indian foreign secretary meets local journalists

The Indian Foreign Secretary (FS) Mr Ranjan Mathai, currently in the country, interacted with the local media on Thursday. He is accompanied by the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs, Mr Akhilesh Mishra. The FS first visited Bhutan in 1985, and shortly after taking the post of Foreign …

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DCT takes to the east for campaign

The Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) candidates are in their respective constituencies and busy campaigning for the fast-approaching primary round of National Assembly elections. The Khar-Yurung DCT candidate designate Sonam Penjor is in his constituency under Pema Gatshel and he started campaigning from Dungmaed on May 14. He said his campaign …

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Bhutan Telecom celebrates WTISD

Bhutan Telecom Limited (BTL), the nation’s premier telecom company marked the world telecommunication society day (WTISD) Friday, which also coincided with the company’s 50 years anniversary or Golden Jubilee celebration.As the BTL celebrates 50 years of providing telecommunication services across the nation, the company has announced reductions in tariffs and …

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