High women turnout for S/J local government posts

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Of 188 registered, 62 are women

LG: Indicating good turnout, a total of 188 people have registered for the functional literacy test (FLT) as of yesterday in Samdrupjongkhar.

RBA to manage Chundu Central School

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Education: With an objective to improve the quality of education for children of army personnel, the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA), assumed control of the Chundu Central School in Haa on March 29.

Six arrested for distributing obscene photograph

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Crime: Six men have been arrested for circulating a photograph of a naked 15-year-old boy on the mobile application, WeChat.

Bringing women on board

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At a time when we are talking about whether we should allot quotas to encourage women to join politics and vie for positions in the local governments, we are witnessing a welcome development in some quarters of the country. The signs are encouraging.

Road to Gasa to be fully paved by 2018

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Connectivity: The people of Gasa have asked Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay to either establish a government bus service or blacktop the road to the dzongkhag.

OL highlights concerns on government policies

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… while on a visit to Chukha dzongkhag Politics: The Leader of the Opposition Party, (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho took advantage of the gathering of local leaders in Chukha to criticize government policies yesterday.

Radhi awaits a new irrigation project

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The gewog failed to meet its paddy production target because of lack of water

Agriculture: After repeatedly raising the need for a reliable irrigation system to the agriculture ministry, Radhi gewog might finally get one in the next few years.

Bhutan loses despite improved performance

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Dragon Boys were 10 minutes short of winning their first WC qualifier 

Football: Bhutan was 10 minutes away from registering its first win in the second round of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Maldives at the national stadium in Male, Maldives on Tuesday.

BOC and Drukair partner to promote sports

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Athletes traveling in and out of the country for sports events will be eligible for airfare discounts of up to 50 percent

Partnership: To help in the development of sports in the country, the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and Drukair have agreed to make the national airline the committee’s official flying partner.

Bhutan-Hungarian cultural exchange programme

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Archers from Hungary demonstrate combating techniques after a…

Beware of armyworms, NPPC warns

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Weather condition these days is perfect for an outbreak

Pests: National Plant Protection Centre has alerted extensions officials in the dzongkhags to watch out for a possible armyworm outbreak.