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Chukha witnesses more female voter turnout for PBFB again

Not many voters at the Chukha central school

Postal ballot facilitation booths (PBFB) for the upcoming National Assembly’s general election that have been operating for the last three days in different parts of country closed yesterday. Chukha has four facilitation booths, one each in Chukha Central School, Gedu College of Business Administration, Phuntsholing MSS, and College of Science …

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Who would Wangdue choose?

Villagers thresh paddy in Tshogongm gewog in Wangdue

The people of Wangdue say they are happy with whichever party forms the government so long the candidates from their villages get elected. A 31-year-old man from Kazhi gewog, Ugay, said all candidates are Bhutanese and would only want good for the people and the country. “We are unable to …

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Man penalised for violating electoral rules

Pemagatshel dzongkhag election dispute settlement body (DEDSB) warned and imposed a fine of Nu 6,450 to Namsey Wangdi from Kerong village of Choekhorling, Nganglam drungkhag on October 9 for violating electoral rules. The DEDSB found that Namsey Wangdi, in a WeChat group, told the people of Khar-Yurung constituency to vote …

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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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