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National Council poll day today

With 5,619 election officials fanning out across the country to man 866 polling stations, the Election Commission of Bhutan says it is prepared for the National Council poll day today. The last task the commission completed before heading home late on the eve of the poll day was going through reports that …

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Rinchen HSS opens cradle room for breastfeeding babies

Staff of RHSS at the school’s cradle room

It was a pain having to leave her three-month-old baby at home. Coming to school and going back home to feed her little one and then rushing to school to teach was a trouble. Not all mothers get to enjoy six-months maternity leave.  Kelzang Wangmo, an English teacher at Rinchen Higher Secondary School in Thimphu, can now bring her baby to school. As a resident of Taba, an hour’s flexibility leave to go home to her baby, feed him and then to return to class to teach, was tiring and difficult for the teacher.

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ECB fields 5,619 officials for NC poll day

Police personnel on election duty to the eastern dzongkhags stop at the Thrumshingla pass between Bumthang and Mongar yesterday

A total of 5,619 election officials will be stationed in the 866 polling stations across the country by this evening for the third National Council poll day.  The officials include 866 presiding officers, 2,598 polling officers, 866 polling assistants, and 866 female security personnel. 

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Postal ballot facilitation booths open today

ECB will operate nine mobile facilitation booths to cater to those with special needs Voting process for the National Council election begins today with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) opening postal ballot facilitation booths across the country. The booths will remain open from 9am to 5pm for three days …

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Enrolment increases in Merak Primary School

With growing awareness on the value of education, enrolment at Merak Primary School in Trashigang has increased to 177 this year from 157 in 2017 ​

The community has recognised the value of education and wants children to complete at least class XII The temperature has dipped to minus one degree Celsius and with dark clouds hovering, rain is imminent in Merak, Trashigang. But the weather doesn’t deter the students of Merak Primary School, who are …

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Injunction order sought to hold NC election in Thimphu

Thimphu thromde’s NC aspirant Sonam Penjor appeals to High Court against ECB’s decision on document attestation Aggrieved with the decision of the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) on the issue of document attestation, Sonam Penjor moved the High Court yesterday seeking an injunction order to keep the National Council election …

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