Thursday , September 29 2016
  • Chief  Election Commissioner, Chogyal Dago Rigdzin, officially releases the results of the second local government elections held on September 27, yesterday

    Second LG elections historic: ECB

    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.

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High-level advocacy tour begins

Advocacy: Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador commenced a high-level advocacy tour programme to Dagana, Tsirang, and Sarpang, yesterday, according to a health ministry press release.

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Agencies warned, fined, for non-compliance

DoR was reprimanded for failing to clear the blocks as committed during a stakeholders’ meeting

Trongsa: Following voters being blocked for up to five hours on the Trongsa-Zhemgang highway, the dzongkhag election authority in Trongsa issued a reprimand to the Department of Roads (DoR), and warning letters to both the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) and the Bhutan Engineering Company Pvt Ltd (BECPL) on September 27.

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Differing LG results frustrate candidates and voters

Election officials said that results announced on ECB website is final

LG: Voters were gathered in Pelrithang, Gelephu yesterday to discuss what was going on with the election results. The differing results announced through Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) and on Election Commission of Bhutan’s website left voters and candidates confused and frustrated.

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11 gups elected in Punakha

Candidates anxiously wait for the results

LG: It’s September 27, 10pm. Dzomie gewog centre in Punakha is crammed with local government (LG) election contestants from four gewogs. The candidates await their results. A candidate peeps through the curtain into the adjacent room where the  returning officer (RO) is carrying out the final crosschecking. “So I lost ...

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Gasa chooses new leaders

Candidates from Khamae and Khatoe gewogs share a light moment while waiting for opening of postal ballots at the counting centre in Gasa on Tuesday

LG: Three former gups have lost to new ones in the second local government elections in Gasa. All three gups had more than 12 years of experience in local governance.

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Thimphu elects four new and four former gups

LG: In Thimphu, four gewogs have elected new gups. The former gup of Lingzhi, Wangdi, is the gup-elect with 95 votes. Securing 48 votes, Kencho Dorjee, is the gup-elect of Soe gewog. Gups-elect Karma Gyeltshen in Ge-nyen and Gado in Darkarla secured 249 and 184 votes respectively.

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Paro goes for change

LG: Around 10,041 people voted through electronic voting machine (EVM) in Paro on September 27. Postal ballot constituted 829.

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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