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His Majesty in Lunana

His Majesty at Gangla Karchung, one of the most difficult passes in

Bhutan, on 21st October, enroute to Lunana.

His Majesty The King is in Thanza, the largest and furthest village in Lunana. His Majesty visited the glaciers and glacial lakes of Thorthomi, Rapstreng, and Lugge, yesterday. These glaciers and lakes are the sources of some of our major rivers, and are considered fragile due to the enormous risk …

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Balancing the forest and the farm


Farmers under Chukha Dzongkhag feel that they are facing complex issues like agricultural productivity, human-wildlife issue and difficulty in preservation of the natural resources. Pemba Wangchuk, Chukha Dzongda said that, knowing the importance of environment preservation, the Dzongkhag administration is taking action to protect and preserve the environment. “One of …

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Gasa to host Royal Highland festival


The highlands of Gasa will come alive from 16th to 18th October with the Royal Highland Festival and also the Snow Man run from 15th to 16th October. The festival will see a display of tradition and culture of Highlanders with  songs, dance, games, sports, costumes, arts and crafts, Bja …

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26 women candidates elected in LG election

Two women gups and 24 women Mangmis have been elected in the second local government elections according to the provisional vote count released by the election commission. Both the women gups were elected in the central district of Dagana, which has the distinction of electing the first woman gup, Namgay …

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Washout for Paro’s women Gup candidates


None of the three women gup candidates in Paro were elected in the second LG elections on September 27, despite having worked for several years in local government as Magmi, Tshogpa and Gyadrung for several years. From the 10 gewogs in Paro dzongkhag only Dokar, Shaba and Wangchang gewogs had …

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20 year old boy dies in scuffle with sister

Mongar Police have detained a woman  who injured her 20-year old brother in a scuffle. He later died in hospital. The siblings got into a fight after the sister had suggested they go to Gyalpoizhing because she had heard that Citizenship Kidu was to be granted but the brother and …

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12 % women LG candidates in Dagana seen as improvement

Of the 232 candidates contesting in the second local government elections in Dagana’s 14 gewogs, 28 are women according to records with the district election office. The candidates will be contesting for the office of Gup, Mangmi, Tshogpa and Thromde Thumi Ngotshap in local government, the elections for which is …

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Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative up scaling SRI

The Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative (SJI) in Dewathang is upscaling the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a new farming method to increase to improve food security, increase rural incomes and reduce the vulnerability of rural households in the district. Less than eight percent of country’s land is suitable for cultivation and …

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