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Paro fields 277 officials to 32 polling stations

About 181 polling officials and 96 security personnel will be in the 32 polling booths in Paro today. Nine officials including three security personnel left for the polling stations at Tshendu Gang in Nagya gewog yesterday, which is a 12 hours drive from Paro. Election officials said the polling team has to travel …

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P/ling police detains three for throwing a newborn

A male school principal, a male teacher and a female sweeper are involved Phuentsholing police has detained two men and a woman for allegedly throwing a newborn out of a hotel window on April 15 morning.  The woman, who is the mother of the newborn, is a 24-year-old sweeper at …

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Stage set for NC poll day in Samtse

Nine candidates are vying for a seat in the upper house The stage is set for Friday’s National Council (NC) poll day in Samtse, the second largest dzongkhag after Trashigang in terms of voter population. According to dzongkhag electoral officer, Tshering Phuntsho, preparations have been completed for the poll day. …

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Thimphu, all set for poll day

The returning officer seals the EVM in Thimphu before handing it over to the presiding officer

While the campaigning period for the five candidates in Thimphu ends today at 9am, candidates say that they ended their campaign by yesterday.  Among the challenges they faced during their campaign, the candidates cited the increasing dog population, both pet and stray as one of their biggest challenges in reaching …

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420 officials leave for 47 polling stations in Wangdue

A total of 264 polling officials and 156 security personnel would leave for 47 polling stations in Wangdue today.  The polling teams would leave for their stations at 8am today.  The dzongkhag has arranged nine buses, 18 light vehicles and four Royal Bhutan Army trucks to ferry the officials to …

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Trongsa prepared for NC elections

Trongsa is all set to conduct the third National Council elections.  The two-day refresher training programme for the presiding officers and polling officers concluded yesterday with hands-on training on the handling of electronic voting machine (EVM).  Along with the election materials, 115 polling officials will be dispatched to 22 different …

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Lhuentse all set for poll day

After walking for more than seven hours uphill through dense forest, a team comprising eight election officials reached Tsang-Ngo village. They are here to facilitate voting for 120 voters during the National Council poll day on April 20. Located towards the north of the giant Lhudrup Rinchentse Dzong, Tsang-Ngo is …

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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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Limited time for door-to-door campaigning, say NC candidates

With only a day left for the campaign to end and before the two-day black out period, National Council candidates in Sarpang are seeking support from their respective gewogs and running around villages to meet as many people as possible. Unlike in the past, where voters complained of zomdu fatigue, the …

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