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Samdrupjongkhar has five NC candidates

Voters at Orong gewog yesterday

Dhamngoi zomdu in Orong, Samdrupjongkhar yesterday elected the dzongkhag’s female candidate, Tshelthrim Dukar, 39, for the NC seat. Tshelthrim Dukar, former HRD officer with BBS, secured 270 ‘yes’ votes against 59 ‘no’ votes. Martshala gewog elected Ugyen Dorji, 41, with 286 ‘yes’ and 118 ‘no’ votes. Ugen Dorji worked as …

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Gasa nominates three NC candidates

Gasa, the largest and least populated dzongkhag, has three candidates for the NC seat. Khatoed gewog had the highest number of aspiring candidates although the gewog has only 318 registered voters. Gasa’s Sangay Khandu, the incumbent, lost to Dr Phurb Dorji. He secured about 27 percent of the 237 votes. …

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Efforts on to make Sarpang vegetable sufficient

A vegetable garden with chili in Chuzangang

Sarpang dzongkhag, in theory, could produce enough vegetables to supply to Thimphu. But despite such potential, farmers today are buying imported vegetables. Most farmers from four gewogs of Sengye, Shompangkha, Gakiling, and parts of Dekiling go to buy vegetables from Murray, a neighbouring town across the border. On weekends, Bhutanese flock the …

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Thimphu nominates five council candidates

Voters at Maedwang gewog

With the last dhamngoi zomdu (nomination meeting) scheduled in Naro gewog today, Thimphu dzongkhag will wrap up its zomdu with five candidates vying for a seat in National Council (NC). There is no NC aspiring candidate from Naro gewog so far. Of the 10 aspiring candidates from eight gewogs and …

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3 business licenses cancelled for involvement in prostitution

Following a prostitution racket that was busted in Phuentsholing last October, the trade office has cancelled licenses of two massage parlours and a hotel recently. The notification for cancellation was given about two weeks ago and the firms – Green Valley hotel, Lhazey saloon, and Sunshine saloon had closed shop …

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BNB disburses first PSL loan for potato farming

The Bhutan National Bank (BNB) has disbursed its first loan of Nu 500,000 under the priority sector lending (PSL) scheme to a farmer from Bjena gewog in Wangduephodrang for potato farming, according to a press release from the bank. “BNBL is proud to be a part of the sector to …

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Bumthang nominates one more candidate

Voters queue at Wangduchoeling LSS

The last Damngoi Zomdu in Bumthang on March 10 for the Thromde nominated 36-year-old Kencho Tshering. Kencho Tshering, who secured 306 ‘yes’ votes and 97 ‘no’ votes, served as a gewog administrative officer for last 10 years. A total of 403 voters turned up for the Dhamngoi Zomdu that took …

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Zhemgang nominates four nominees so far

Zhemgang to date nominated four nominees from Nangkor, Phangkhar, Goshing and Nangla gewogs during the dhamngoi zomdu, which began on February 28. Nangkor gewog nominated its lone candidate, a former teacher, Sonam Leki, 38, as their nominee. He secured 346 yes votes and 32 no votes. Winning a nomination against …

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Bumthang nominates two council candidates

With the end of the dhamngoi zomdu, Bumthang will have two candidates contesting the council elections. On March 9, incumbent Nima secured 373 yes against 37 no from Tang gewog. Standing against him is a former gewog administrative officer (GAO), Kencho Tshering, who is making his debut after serving the …

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Chukha nominates six NC candidates

Six of the 11 gewogs in Chukha will field a National Council (NC) candidate to contest in the upcoming NC elections. The remaining five gewogs did not have contestants during the dhamngoi zomdu. From Phuentsholing gewog, Hem Kumar Ghalley, the lone aspirant during the zomdu was nominated to contest in …

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Former ministers required security arrangement: Opposition

The Opposition has said that security walls at the residence of former ministers were necessary because the ministers moved into the Minister’s Enclave only in 2010. The Opposition issued a press release on March 9 in response to the prime minister’s recent directive to the RAA to look into the …

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Dagana has 10 NC candidates

With the declaration of results for nomination zomdu of the last three gewogs on March 10, Dagana now has 10 candidates vying for a seat in the National Council (NC). The dzongkhag had the highest number of aspirants, with 22 declaring their interest to contest in the upcoming NC elections. …

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