Wednesday , September 28 2016
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    Election results to be announced today

    LG Elections 2016: A new chapter was added to the history of Bhutan’s local government system as the second local government (LG) elections concluded yesterday after the completion of the tenures of the first democratically-elected local governments.

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Haa goes for a change


The two women gup aspirants failed to secure majority votes

Haa: Some former gups in Haa were not nominated from the chiwog zomdu. Those who did, their destiny ended on the poll day yesterday. Haa went for a change.

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Former thrompon is thrompon-elect

Samdrupjongkhar: Not many were surprised when it was declared that former thrompon, Karma Sherab Thobgyal, is the Samdrupjongkhar thromde tshogde thrompon-elect.

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Mobile phones to the rescue in Bumthang


Officials cautioned candidates not to declare their postal ballot results

Bumthang: More than 67 local government (LG) candidates and supporters flocked to the front of the Bumthang returning officer’s (RO) office in Chamkhar by 2:30pm yesterday to find out the results of the election.

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Tsirang will have 6 new and 6 former gups


Tsirang: Tsirang elected six former gups of Barshong, Mendrelgang, Doonglagang, Tsirang Toed, Rangthaling and Pungtenchhu gewog and six new gups in the second Local Government election yesterday, according to the provisional result.

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3 former gups re-elected in T/yangtse


Trashiyangtse: Of the eight former gups who contested in the second local government elections in Trashiyangtse, only three got re-elected. They are Toedtsho’s Dechen Wangdi, Yalang’s Chosung Wangdi and Tongzhang’s Tashi Dorji.

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3 former gups lose in Pemagatshel

Pemagatshel: In Pemagatshel, three former gups were voted out while five former gups got re-elected during the second round of the local government elections held yesterday, going by the provisional count.

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Finance ministry inaugurates new department

The department of macroeconomic affairs is expected to bring about coordinated economic policies
Economy: The finance ministry has established a new department under its wing called the Department of Macroeconomic Affairs to coordinate, formulates, and to monitor macroeconomic policies and programmes for the country.

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Family homeless still, three years on

The family moved out of their damaged house in 2013

Homeless: A five-member family lives in a temporary shed near a community Lhakhang at Yurmung village in Langthel, Trongsa. The family was forced to move out as falling boulders from Rephey-Koshala bypass road construction destroyed their house in 2013.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu