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More than 6,600 postal ballots in Samdrupjongkhar

The border gate at Samdrupjongkhar will remain sealed until 6pm today

More than 6,600 postal ballots have reached the office of the two returning officers in Samdrupjongkhar. Jomotsangkha-Martshala constituency’s returning officer has completed opening the envelope A, but those for Dewathang-Gomdar constituency began yesterday and will continue today. The opening of envelope B that contain the ballots will be opened from …

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Nation goes to the polls

Finally, the election day is upon us! As the polls open at nine in the morning today, stations and election officials will be greeted by thousands of voters waiting in the queue. And in a fortnight’s time, the nation will go to the polls again for the general round that …

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Thimphu ready for NA primary round poll day

Election officials set up the polling station at Jigme Losel Primary School in Thimphu yesterday

As the students leave the school, polling officials and the security personnel at Jigme Losel Primary School in Thimphu begin readying the polling station. Some of the polling stations in Thimphu located in schools had to wait until the schools closed for the day so that there was minimal disturbance …

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95 postal ballots rejected in Lhuentse

As the opening of envelope A of the postal ballot began on September 13 at the offices of the returning officer yesterday, 95 ballots were rejected in Lhuentse. There are 6,697 registered postal voters in two constituencies, of which only 5544 voters have cast their votes. Gangzur-Minjey constituency has 3,412 …

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Water shortage in Gumkarmo

More than half the households in Gumkarmo do not have dependable water supply

Gumkarmo chiwog in Punakha has been facing shortage of drinking and irrigation water for over a decade. There are 46 households in the chiwog. Dechen Zam, 54, said there has been water shortage for as long as she can remember. “The people always depended on the two spring water sources.” …

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Samtse set for poll day today

Election officials open and segregate postal ballotenvelope A yesterday at Tashichhoeling RO office in Samtse

About 350 officials are deputed in Samtse’s 68 polling stations for the primary round of the third parliamentary election. There are four constituencies in Samtse. Returning officers (RO) from all four constituencies said they are well prepared. According to Samtse’s election officer, Tshering Phuntsho, preparations at the polling stations were …

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