Continue fight against HIV/AIDS

The numbers may not be alarming, but the worrying thing is records, while negligible, show a consistent increase in HIV/AIDS cases in the country in recent years. The health ministry declared having detected another 27 new HIV/AIDS cases last week. This recent announcement comes after 22 new HIV/AIDs cases were declared by the health ministry […]

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DNT announces its 47th candidate

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) declared its 47th candidate for the upcoming National Assembly elections on Monday. Namgay Tshering, a 39-year-old from Jeleykha under Naja gewog will contest from Dogar-Shaba constituency, Paro. He has a Masters Degree in Public Health from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and a Bachelors Degree in BSc. Communication from University of Madras, Tamil […]

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Rice production increases in Radhi

In the past few recent years, farmers of Radhi gewog in Trashigang, the rice bowl of eastern Bhutan, have seen increasing paddy yield. Radhi is covered with thick blankets of green paddy and maize fields. Of the total 1,258.91 acres of wetland in the gewog, 1,238.16 acres are under paddy cultivation. Because of this, Radhi […]

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Kanglung fuel depot construction delayed

The construction work on a fuel depot in Kanglung, which was supposed to be operational by May, is showing slow progress leaving residents worried. At the construction site, the land has been leveled and fuel tanks transported. Besides that, work has been moving at snail’s pace. A Kanglung resident, Sonam said that the construction of […]

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A stronger and robust economy today – PM

Compared to five years ago, the country’s economy today has become stronger and more robust with Gross Domestic product (GDP) increasing from Nu 100bn in 2013 to Nu 180bn as of now. This was declared by Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay, while presenting ‘The State of the Nation’ report to the second session of the […]

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47 candidates in the primary round, mandatory?

Political parties and the ECB talk on the current mandate that requires the parties to field 47 candidates in the primary round Do political parties really need to have 47 candidates to contest for the primary round of elections? This is one question some political observers have been asking given that the primary round is […]

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