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Former principal wins Chukha’s NC seat

Voters said they went for capability and experience of the candidate

Thirty-eight-year-old former school principal, Sangay Dorji, won Chukha’s National Council (NC) seat by considerable margin. He secured 5,079 votes from total turnout of 15,066 voters. About 33 percent of the total voters in Chukha opted to the former educationist as their representative in the house of review. Sangay Dorji from …

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Zhemgang chooses an incumbent NC member

Voters wait to vote at Zhemgang CS polling station

Securing 2,639 votes, the incumbent national council member Pema Dakpa was re-elected as Zhemgang’s candidate yesterday. He secured 2,639 votes to beat Dorji Cheten, who secured 2,182 votes, Rinchen, who won 1,217 votes, Sonam Leki, who won 1,894 votes and Sangay Dorji’s 870 votes. The 49-year-old from Khomshar village in …

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Dhan Kumar Sunwar is Tsirang’s NC elect

Of the total 23,379 registered voters in Tsirang, 12,859 turned up to cast vote

Dhan Kumar Sunwar, 31, is the National Council elect from Tsirang going by the provisional results. He secured 2,770 votes, of which 2,320 were secured through Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).   He secured the second highest votes through postal ballots after Kencho Wangmo who secured 519 postal votes. The provisional …

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S/jongkhar re-elects Jigme Wangchuk for a third term

Voters at Pemathang

Samdrupjongkhar re-elected their incumbent member Jigme Wangchuk yesterday, making him the only National Council candidate to serve for a third consecutive term. It was a landslide win for Jigme Wangchuk from Lauri gewog who won 4,101 votes against other contestants. Among the five other contestants, Kelzang Phuntsho came second with …

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A former journalist wins from Dagana

Dagana had a total of 24,200 eligible voters

Securing 2,636 votes, the former journalist with Bhutan Broadcasting Service, Surjaman Thapa, is Dagana’s National Council elect. A 33-year-old won because of the overwhelming support he received through postal ballots. He secured 842 postal ballots.  Birendra Chimoria from Tsendagang gewog secured the highest number of votes from the electronic voting …

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Dorji Khandu wins in Gasa

Wangmo, 94, the oldest voter at Loongo chiwog in Laya is escorted out of the polling station

If postal ballot made the difference in many dzongkhags, it was not the case in Gasa. Despite getting only 15 postal ballots, Laya’s candidate Dorji Khandu won the election from Gasa beating Dr Phurb Dorji and Kinley Dorji. Dorji Khandu won 532 votes out of the 1,333 cast at 11 …

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Picture story

Hundreds of Jaigaon residents wait at the Phuentsholing gate to get home after the boarder gate was closed at 6pm yesterday. Police, drungkhag and immigration officials worked late in the evening to ensure Bhutanese stranded in Jaigoan entered Bhutan. Many Bhutanese vehicles stranded after 6pm also entered Phuentsholing.

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“Investigate, prosecute and hand down the heaviest punishment” PM

Recommends tightening security clearance procedures Condemning the two recent incidents where a vice-principal was arrested for molesting and sexually assaulting nine girl students and an anesthesia technician for alleged rape of a patient attendant, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has asked the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to investigate, prosecute …

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Tipper kills man in S/jongkhar

A-36-year-old man died on impact when a tripper truck hit him in Dewathang, Samdrupjongkhar around 7:45pm on April 18. Samdrupjongkhar police officials said that a back tyre hit the deceased when the truck was reversing. The deceased is thought to be drunk. Officials said that the tipper driver was alerted …

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Thimphu Court defers alleged involuntary murder case

The criminal bench of Thimphu dzongkhag court deferred the case involving a woman, 58, who was alleged for involuntary manslaughter after her four-year-old grandson was found dead by the Thimpchu riverbank near Terma Linca Resort last year. The verdict given yesterday stated that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) …

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Postal ballot overwhelms Trashigang

Trashigang Middle Secondary School polling station has a total of 330 registered voters OR Polling officials at one of the polling stations check the Electronic Voting Machine before the poll day

Election officials in Trashigang were still waiting for postal ballots cast at the facilitation booths in other dzongkhags as of late last night.  Election officials could not complete compiling the final number of the postal ballots received as of yesterday.   Sorting works on the postal ballots stretched until 10:30pm …

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Massive election machinery in Mongar

Coordinating election in a big dzongkhag is a daunting task. With 17 gewogs and 77 polling stations in Mongar, election officials are busy preparing to ensure a smooth election in the dzongkhag. To transport officials on election duty to the polling stations, election officials have deployed four school buses, 46 …

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