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DNT affirms that doing away with Class X cut off point is doable; meets with criticism

Responding to Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT)’s statement that their pledges of doing away with class X cut off point and introducing breast feeding allowance to rural women are not doable, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) said these pledges are unconventional but feasible. “So is making WiFi available for free,” said DNT president

Bhutanese exporters cry foul over illicit practices in cardamom trade

Cardamom exporters in Phuentsholing are crying foul over declining cardamom prices. Owing to certain illicit practices across the border, traders are at the losing end while determining the cardamom prices. With the influence of Indian traders, the Bhutanese exporters have been facing challenges, unable to export their product. Bhutanese cardamom unlike

Thimphu residents to switch over to digital broadcasting by December

To facilitate and support technology innovation as well as to ensure that cable television viewers get improved picture and sound quality (High Definition (HD) programs), Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority (BICMA) has decided to implement the digital switch-over of cable television services. BICMA Director General Chencho Dorji said digital switch-over is

More than 2000 postal ballots rejected in primary round of elections

More than 2,000 postal ballots were rejected across the country during the primary round of elections this year. A total of 133,795 voters had registered for postal ballot for the primary round of elections. Around 1,300 postal ballots were rejected while sorting out envelope A and around 700 were rejected while counting

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