Samdrupjongkhar to have a cinema hall

Residents say they do not enjoy watching movies in multipurpose halls of schools

Samdrupjongkhar was one of the first dzongkhags in the country to get a cinema hall in 1950s, where people mainly watched Bollywood movies. But when the Bhutanese film industry is growing today, the town does not have a cinema hall, as the then-popular cinema hall is turned into a warehouse. …

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Two Bhutanese athletes exit the Asian games

After beating Laos, taekwondo athlete Sonam Yangtsho lost to China yesterday in the quarterfinals at the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia

Bhutanese taekwondo athlete, Sonam Yangtsho, was a win short from registering the country’s first medal in the ongoing Asian Games when she was defeated 35-0 in the quarterfinals in Jakarta yesterday.      After an impressive performance in her first fight against Sonesavanh Sirimanotham of Laos, the 18-year-old was up …

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Primary Election campaign to begin on August 22

As the nation goes to the poll for the third time, the political parties will hit the campaign trail officially on August 22. The campaigning ends on September 13, two days before the voters cast their votes at the 865 polling stations to choose the two parties for the general …

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Business idea programme transforms students

Buying a pair of decent shoe is an expensive affair for Tashi Tshewang’s family, a class 12 student of Desi High School in Thimphu. He was shattered when he could not qualify for a government school two years ago. Working hard to secure a scholarship for further studies and acquiring …

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Man gored by a yak stable

A 65-year-old herder from Sakten, Trashigang who was gored by a yak, was airlifted to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) around 1pm yesterday. The man was operated at 4pm and is in stable condition, according to sources. Sources said that although the yak had gouged about 5cm deep …

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Former education minister joins DPT as 47th candidate

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) declared the party’s final candidate, Thakur Singh Powdyel from Samtse’s Dophuchen-Tading constituency on August 18 in Thimphu. Two other candidates – Zhemgang’s Bardo-Trong candidate Gembo Tshering and Tshewang Rinzin from Sombaykha of Haa – were also offered khaddar by the party president. They were introduced …

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National Assembly Elections

With the royal decree calling the national assembly elections and election commission issuing the notification calling the elections, Bhutan has officially entered its third election period. In less than a month’s time, the country will head to the polls for the primary round.  The commission has set September 15 as …

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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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