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Which party will win in Samtse?

Politics is not an open topic of discussion in Samtse town. With the ongoing town construction and a dull weather, there are also not many people in the town. Yet Samtse is the most important dzongkhag, after Trashigang because of its 47,360 registered voters. Winning Samtse is significant for all …

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Lhuentse residents prepared for poll day

A decade ago, most residents in Dungkar, Lhuentse were apprehensive when the country held its mock elections. Not any more. Singye Zangmo, 62, from Darjaygang village, said she was then nervous about the voting process and the future of the country. “The past elected governments have done their best with …

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DNT ends campaign in Dagana

“Should money be out of the equation, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has a very good chance to win. I repeat, should money be out of the equation, this year will be something totally different,” DNT president Lotay Tshering said at DNT’s campaign in Lhmoidzingkhag-Tashiding constituency yesterday. A new party can …

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Heavy rain cause several roadblocks

The vented crossway in Sarpang that heavy rain damaged (Photo: CB Mongar)

Incessant heavy rain on September 9 night caused about six road blocks across the country. In Sarpang, the rain damaged the vented crossway about two kilometers away from Sarpang. Gelephu’s Department of Roads’ (DoR) chief engineer, CB Mongar said that the crossway collapsed around 7:30 in the morning. “It was …

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Draagteng_Langthel candidates campaign over the phone

After candidates of Draagteng_Langthel constituency in Trongsa decided to not campaign door to door, the candidates are campaigning over the phone. Representatives of the four political parties in Trongsa’s Draateng-Langthel constituency summited a letter to the returning officer (RO) requesting not to conduct a door- to-door campaigning in the constituency …

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Bumthang sees almost 90 percent voter turnout at FB

Voters queue at the postal ballot facilitation booth in Wangduechholing LSS, Bumthang

Campaigns by presidents of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa and People’s Democratic Party in Bumthang have set the election mood in Bumthang. The common forum also ended yesterday in Tang gewog. Chamkhar town development is on the agenda of all four parties and candidates.  As the postal ballot facilitation …

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