Picture story

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Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck met with students…

After shoes, local socks for Central Schools

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Policy: A local Bhutanese socks manufacturer will supply socks to Central Schools in the country from next year.

Husband and wife elected as gups

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LG: Much before the commencement of the local government election, Pema Wangmo Tamang, 30 and Passang Thingh Tamang, 35, often joked about what would happen if both were elected.

Japanese Miharu garden opens

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Landscape: A Japanese garden called the Miharu Garden, built in traditional Japanese landscaping opened at Dechencholing in Thimphu yesterday.

Sipsu’s first woman tshogpa

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LG: Sarita Chhetri, 28, overcame six opponents on September 27 to become the first woman tshogpa in Sipsu gewog, Samtse. No woman had ever contested for the tshogpa post in the past.

Women representation in Trashigang to increase

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LG: Women representation in Trashigang is set to rise sharply with 11 women winning local government posts.

A lesson for us all

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Three days after the second local government elections, we are yet to get the final or the real results of what the election commission said was a “historic” achievement.

Nine new, two former gups elected in S/J

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LG: Nine new and two former gups are the gups-elect in Samdrupjongkhar.

Postal ballot sways results in Zhemgang

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LG: Dorji Wangchuk’s 15 years of experience as a local leader, and his strong links with  government officials, did not help him this election.

18 women mangmis- and tshogpas-elect in Mongar

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LG: Of the 53 women candidates, 18 were elected for the posts of mangmi and tshogpa in Mongar on September 27. No women were elected gup.

Beskop Tshechu 2016 begins

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Film festival: The Beskop Tshechu Film Festival, the only short film and documentary festival in Bhutan, opened yesterday at the Thai Pavilion park in Thimphu.

Farm roads tops priority list of T/yangtse’s gups-elect

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LG: There was a major flood in Ramjar in the 1990s and some stabilising measures were put in place in 2002. But Ramjar is still not free from the risk of floods today.

Second LG elections historic: ECB

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Two women have been elected gups
LG: Tuesday’s local government (LG) elections saw a voter turnout of 55.8 percent. This is a slight decrease from 56.23 percent in the first LG elections.