Tanden Zangmo

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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In Samdrup Jongkhar, only two gewogs re-elect former gups

Only two of the eight gewogs in the south eastern district of Samdrup Jongkhar re-elected former gup candidates with the remaining gewogs choosing new faces as their gup. The former gup of Wangphu gewog, Sangay Tenzin, secured another term with 719 votes, of which 113 were postal ballots. His opponent …

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Bear rescued from pension colony

Wildlife Conservation Division officials rescued a Himalayan Black Bear, weighing about 51 kgs, from the Pension Housing colony in Thimphu on September 18. Colony residents who saw the bear in their backyard kitchen garden first tried to chase it away. They informed the rescue office in Taba when the bear …

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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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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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Tashiding common forum

The two gup candidates of Tashiding gewog in Dagana dzongkhag have concluded their Common Forum visiting four chiwogs and making themselves known to the voters as their next likely leaders. As the candidates prepare for the September 27th Poll Day of the second LG elections, they are working to please …

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ACC complaint against former Khaling Gup

The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) has received an official complaint from the people of Khaling gewog, which accused its former gup of misappropriating the gewog’s development funds. The complaint letter accuses the gup of embezzling about Nu 80,000 from the total of Nu.0.6 mn allocated for irrigation work at Jeri …

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