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Trucks carrying boulders stranded at India- Bangladesh border

Bhutanese trucks stranded at Fulbari, Indian side of India-Bangladesh border

About 102 Bhutanese trucks with their drivers stranded in Banglabandha, Bangladesh since August 31 re-entered the Indian border, Fulbari yesterday evening.  Bhutanese trucks carrying stones and boulders to Bangladesh use the India-Bangladesh border, Fulbari-Banglabandha. The trucks drop the materials and return empty. However, the trucks and the drivers were held …

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On a mission to redefine politics

Emboldened with the zeal and zest of its ever-energetic president, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party has embarked on an ambitious mission of redefining politics in the country beginning this election.  It has endured humiliation on the eve of elections in 2013, after the Election Commission of Bhutan disqualified it for having a …

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DNT cannot be stronger than 2018’s team

Six years ago, a doctor, an engineer and a management specialist discussed the idea of starting a political party over a cup of tea and a plate of momo in a small restaurant in Thimphu. That was the birth of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), initially known as the Social Democratic …

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DPT pins hope on broad-based support

Shaken, but not discouraged by recent developments in social media politics, the Druk Phuensum Tsogpa (DPT) is all set for the primary round of the National Assembly election next week, which arguably will be the biggest political test since its formation in July 2007. Born out of the merger of …

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PDP salvaged the scars to gallop

On August 6, 2007, the People’s Democratic Party became the first registered political party in Bhutan after formally submitting its application for registration. In less than a month the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) approved PDP’s registration. This was the time when the country was in the midst of transitioning …

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Were the inaugurations rushed?

While many people in Gelephu, Serzhong and Chuzergang are questioning why the Gelephu drungkhag office was not shifted to the recently inaugurated office in Umling gewog, people who know that its construction is incomplete question why it was inaugurated. It has been more than a month after the drungkhag administration …

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Voting is not a secret in Panbang

Panbang town

With about a week left for the primary election, people in Panbang not only know who their candidates are but also know who is voting for whom. In Panbang town, which has about 2,000 residents, people say they are confused about who to choose between the three candidates of Druk …

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