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Candidates meet voters at work

Candidates go to the fields as most people are in the fields harvesting paddy

Election period this year has coincided with the harvest season. In Paro, the candidates are going to the fields to meet people. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) candidate in Lamgong-Wangchang constituency, Phub Tshering, said that he had already completed door-to-door campaign thrice. “This is my fourth time. I feel that in …

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Road connectivity key to economic viability of Sarpang town

Few buildings are being constructed at Ranibagan, Gakiling gewog

Economic development in the newly identified Sarpang town is expected to gain but only if it can be connected with new roads with the gewogs and the neighbouring dzongkhags. The government has identified 22.9 acres of land above the Sarpang’s police checkpoint for development of the new town at Ranibagan …

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Yangtse tense as it prepares for poll day

Over the last few weeks, residents of Yangtse town claim to have noticed new faces arriving in the town

With less than a week left for the poll day, speculations of the outcome are spreading in Trashiyangtse. The quiescent settlement that was stirred with the initiation of the Kholongchu project is once again buzzing with contemplations surrounding the elections. Some people have resorted to reading signs of the election …

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As Gomdar looks at the party candidates

Getting ready: An excavator operator changes into gho to cast his vote in S/Jongkhar

In Gomdar gewog in Samdrupjongkhar, people keep a sharp eye on the politicians when they come knocking at their doors for votes. For the people in Narphung village, lack of proper drinking water and road are some of the major issues. Both the candidates have promised to address the issues. …

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Samtse facilitation booth voter turnout increases

A woman waits for her turn to cast her ballot at the Samtse HSS polling station

The number of people who turned out to vote through the facilitation booths in Samtse increased compared to the primary round. A total 3,936 people cast their ballots at facilitation booths in the last three days, which is 82.1 percent voter turnout, an increase from primary round’s 78.4 percent turnout. …

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First responders made aware on fire risk and disaster in heritage sites

A mock drill was held during the training

A hands-on training in fire detection and fire fighting system was conducted at the reconstructed Trashigang dzong on October 10. Some 44 participants from the dzongkhag administration, monk body and police attended the daylong workshop organised by the Division for Conservation of Heritage Sites of the Department of Culture. Officials …

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Call 1098 to report violence against women and children

The helpline will remain open 24/7

In the last four months, the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) received 242 calls related to women and children after the pilot-testing and operation of the helpline toll-free number 1098 in July this year. NCWC director, Kunzang Lhamu, said 57 calls were received through the helpline during office hours …

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Social media contents top complaints lodged with ECB 

The Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) media arbitrator office found 22 Facebook posts objectionable as of yesterday evening, according to a press release. It stated that of the 22 posts, the originating users deleted four posts, Facebook authorities deleted six while 12 posts are under process and being followed up. …

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DNT president thanks Samtse for support

DNT president speaks to about 100 people in Gesingaon, Gomtu in Samtse

Nowhere has a new party beaten those established parties by a huge margin like the way Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) did in the primary elections here, the party president Lotay Tshering said in Samtse yesterday. “All thanks to you,” he said. “I feel happy but at the same time, I’m …

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