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DNT submits Letter of Intent

ECB secretary Dawa Tenzin checks the LoI

The process for the third election to National Assembly has begun with the political parties submitting Letter of Intent (LoI) to the Election Commission of Bhutan. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) representatives, led by the party president Dr Lotay Tshering, submitted the party’s LoI on August 18, seven hours after the …

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Potatoes fetch good price this season

From May this year until yesterday, farmers, who auctioned their potatoes, fetched triple the price they fetched last year. Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) officials said the quantity of the produce auctioned also doubled this year. FCBL auction complex recorded 7,583 metric tonnes (MT) of potatoes being auctioned so …

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Farmers in Narang ask for electric fencing

Tshewang Namgay guiding maize from monkey with dog at Naktshangthung village

Farmers of Narang gewog in Mongar, who depend on maize as one of their staple diets, are spending days and nights guarding the crop against wild animals. They say they have to spend sleepless nights, guarding the crop against wild boars a week after they sow the seeds. Once it …

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Heat dries up paddy fields in Lhamoizingkha

At Kuendrelthang, the paddy fields have dried up and the soil hardened

With temperatures soaring above 36 degree Celsius and no sign of rain, farmers in Lhamoizingkha are worried that the heat is damaging their paddy plants. Farmers say it had not rained for a week. The highest temperature recorded in the locality was yesterday where it reached 39 degree Celsius. At …

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Former Indian PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away yesterday. (Photo: Mumbai Live)

The former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away yesterday in New Delhi, India. He was 93. He was born on December 25, 1924, in Gwalior, central India. He was named President of the BJP in 1980. The late Prime Minister had a long association with Bhutan since …

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Drug cases increase despite strict laws

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) saw an increase of more than 76 percent in the number of cases related to drugs in the past two years. Police had referred 474 drug-related cases last year, excluding tobacco, and 363 cases in 2016. Looking at the statistics of drugs offences …

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Market value of shares touch Nu 31B

The total market value of shares in the country has increased from Nu 28B in mid June to Nu 31.29B today, up by over Nu 3B in a period of about two months. Market capitalisation, which is the total worth of shares at prevailing market price, has touched record high. …

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No shortage at JDWNRH blood bank

While the health ministry had posted on its Facebook page on August 10 that the national referral hospital in Thimphu is in need of blood, the hospital said it has enough blood in their blood bank. The facebook post had urged people to come and donate blood for good cause. …

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Recognising the issue of growing waste in the core city areas, the labour ministry in collaboration with the National Environment Commission, Bhutan Red Cross Society, and Thimphu Thromde conducted a cleaning campaign yesterday engaging about 2,000 graduates. More than eight tonnes of waste was collected according to Thimphu Thromde. The …

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Food poisoning likely cause of illness

Students of Kuenzangling Central School have been sentisied on health issues (Photo: Singye Dorji)

Four days after Kuenzangling Central School in Trashiyantse reported students suffering from acute Gastroenteritis, the infection has been largely contained, officials said. The school’s principal, Karma Tshering, said three students reported sick on August 13. The school saw eight more cases on August 14, who were taken for medical checkup …

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