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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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Dagpa Chiwog faces hardships with road still cut off


Dagpa chiwog under Gealing gewog in Chukha Dzongkhag has remained cut off from the country for more than two months with the massive slide on the connecting farm road yet to be cleared. The chiwog is reportedly facing a shortage of essentials like rice, grocery items and vegetables with most …

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Lone candidates for Gup and Mangmi post from Lang-Nyelsa


Lang-Nyelsa Chiwog in Chapcha gewog, Chukha, has lone candidates contesting for the Gup and Mangmi posts. But they have two candidates contesting for the post of Tshogpa. Dawa Pemba, 48, is contesting for gup while Dorji, 26, is contesting for Mangmi. Both made it through the preliminary round where  Dawa …

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400 civil servants sign petition against new reforms

More than 400 civil servants from across the country have signed a petition to oppose the Bhutan Civil Service system reform made by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC). In-service bachelor’s degree holders claim to be”demotivated, demoralized and perplexed” by the latest reform and its amendment notification on March 4, …

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Bhutan and Japan discuss economic cooperation

The 11th Annual Consultations between Bhutan and Japan on Economic Cooperation took place in New Delhi on 23 August 2016. Ambassador Kesang Wangdi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Bhutanese delegation comprising of officials from the Gross National Happiness Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement, …

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