• A higher voter turnout this time?

    Given the enthusiasm the political campaigns have whipped up, the upcoming general round of parliamentary elections is expected to see an increased voter turnout.

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BKP and PDP supporters could decide Zhemgang’s election result

The Zhemgang election result could depend on which party the supporters of the two parties that exited  the primary round, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP), supports. The supporters of BKP and PDP are tightlipped, leaving the party workers and coordinators of Druk Phunsum Tshogpa (DPT) and Druk …

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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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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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Candidates walk extra mile in T/Yangtse to meet the voters

The paddy fields of Bumdeling gewog in Trashiyangtse have turned vibrant yellow. It’s harvest time in valley that is one of the winter homes of the endangered blacked-necked cranes. A group of farmers in Tshalling village are in the field. They are busy harvesting the crop. Occasionally they let out …

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Gasa’s NA representative will be from Laya

Voters queue at Gasa Primary School facilitation booth to cast their ballots

With no candidates to contest in the general round of election from lower Gasa, Khatoed-Laya constituency, the voters from Khatoed are wondering which of the two candidates, both from Laya, would represent them better in the Parliament. Tashi from Remey, Khatoed, said that it was important to give the opportunities …

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Securities Exchange launches CaMS to mark 25 years

The chief advisor to the interim government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, launches the new trading facility

Stock market investors can now place buy and sell orders online and watch trading live through the new online facility developed by the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan  (RSEB). The new trading facility was launched yesterday to mark RSEB’s silver jubilee in Thimphu attended by the chief advisor to the …

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Dawa’s health delays surgery in Australia

The surgery to separate the first Bhutanese conjoined twins which was scheduled to happen today has been postponed said a pediatric surgeon with JDWNRH, Dr Karma Sherub, who is in Melbourne in Australia to observe the surgery. A team of more than 30 Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) specialists was planning …

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We don’t want to win by dividing the country: DPT

DPT president meet the people of Mongar Throm

In keeping with His Majesty’s kasho calling the elections to ensure free and fair elections, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president said there is a standing order to the personnel from the heads of both the Royal Bhutan Army and Royal Bhutan Police to maintain an apolitical status. Despite this, Pema Gyamtsho …

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ECB suspends DPT Khar-Yurung candidate’s campaign

The Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) had ordered Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) Khar-Yurung candidate, Tshering Choden, to discontinue her campaign since yesterday. The candidate was also issued a warning and slapped a fine worth the minimum wage for 60 days. The restraining order was issued after the candidate, during the live constituency …

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