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The Bhutan Innovation Tech week comes to a close

The Bhutan innovation Teck week, an event that was aimed at providing unique opportunity for young aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase and launch their ideas concluded today. The week long program, that began on November 12, was organized by Entrepreneurship Division, Department of Employment and Human Resources (DOEHR), Ministry of Labor …

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Hashish processors in Wangdue arrested

A drug crackdown team from Thimphu police along with the Wangduephodrang police arrested two men from Drapchekha under in Wangduephodrang on 5 November at around 1 PM. They made an arrest with a tip-off. The police have seized a total of 119 sticks of Hashish weighing 710 grams from their …

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Agriculture Minister to focus on pledges

Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor who was appointed as the Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MOAF) promises to fulfill all the pledges on Sanam Gongphel with support from the people. Lyonpo said, “To be honest, I did not expect that I will be appointed as the MoAF Minister and in …

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Views on how PDP voters voted

The Primary Round of National Assembly Election 2018 saw Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) with 22 seats, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) claimed 16 seats and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) managed to get 9 seats. The numbers clearly show that DPT needed just two seats required to form the government. However, in …

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DNT warns against fake Suung Joen App

Right after the general round of election, people started downloading Suung Joan App that was pledged by Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT). A link to the Suung Joen App was shared on the social media that went viral. However, DNT said that the party is busy with works to form the …

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DNT’s pledge to farmers

According to Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) Manifesto, in 2016, agriculture contributed only 16.52 per cent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and over 58 percent of the population depended on agriculture for livelihood, according to Labor Force Survey of Bhutan, 2015. Given the nature of Bhutan’s topography characterized by …

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Four seats in Samtse swept by DNT

Like the other southern dzongkhags, Samtse also voted for change in 2018 as Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won all the four seats in Samtse. Ugyentse-Yoeseltse constituency went to DNT’s Dinesh Kumar Pradhan as he got 5,353 total votes of which 1,343 were postal votes. Combining 543 postal votes and 1,511 …

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