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Five candidates vying for Khaling Gup

Including the incumbent, Khaling gewog has five candidates vying for gup in the upcoming Local government election. The incumbent gup Tashi Dorji, 41, from Barshong chiwog, is hopeful this time too if people are looking for someone with experience. Tashi Dorji has 13 years of experience in local government including …

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A nightmare journey on Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar highway

Trashigang –Samdrup Jongkhar highway is in its worst shape, riddled with potholes and ditches with incessant rainfall and numerous blocks without enough excavators to clear the debris. Road users complain that the road widening works has for now, worsened the already old and worn out highway. The fallen trees crumble …

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SMART patrolling to curb musk deer poaching in JSWNP

The trend of poaching in Bhutan has proved to be increasing, going by the number of cases in which the poachers are being apprehended, within the park territories and protected areas. Even with stern law provision in place, it has not served as deterrence to the poachers, but instead, in …

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Dairy and poultry figures questioned

During the Question Hour session of National Assembly yesterday, Opposition Leader Dr Pema Gyamtsho asked the government on how many new farms have been established to meet the sheer rise in the production of various agricultural and livestock products, as reported during  Prime Minister’s Mid Term Review (MTR) meetings. OL …

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Opposition and PM debate Press Freedom in Bhutan

The Member of Parliament (MP) from Panbang constituency, Dorji Wangdi, during the Question Hour session, questioned the government on Press Freedom, and on senior journalists leaving the profession. The MP, without providing any specifics and names, said that on the World Press Freedom Day, issues of interference by the government …

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Non-use of PM’s official residence raised in NA

During the question-hour session of National Assembly yesterday, Drametse Ngatshang MP Ugyen Wangdi shared concerns regarding the Prime Minister’s residence being left unoccupied by the incumbent and the former Prime Minster, which was constructed at a huge cost and with tight security service.. MP Ugyen Wangdi said that having built …

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