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Numerous election meetings tire voters in Phongmey

About 80 people attended the common forum in Phongmay yesterday

With people in rural villages made to attend many meetings, people of Phongmey in Trashigang say voter fatigue has set in. During a common forum session held at the gewog centre in Phongmey yesterday, some of the people shared their exhaustion from attending several gatherings. “It’s the same thing we …

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Conjoined twins reach Australia for separation surgery

Nima and Dawa Pelden, the first recorded conjoined twins in Bhutan and their mother arrived in Melbourne, Australia yesterday. The surgery to separate the 14-month-old girls would be carried out at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. A paediatric surgeon with Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in …

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DNT accuses DPT of character assassination

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) president Lotay Tshering claimed that Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has employed about 20 youth to defame his candidates on social media and discredit the party. During an emotionally charged speech yesterday in Mongar, Lotay Tshering choked while he was narrating about his correspondence with an anonymous …

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Picture story

Marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre yesterday inaugured a photography exhibition “ Mohan Se Mahatma Tak”, released a bhajan “ Vaishav Jan To” sung by Yangchen Drukpa and screened a documentary Gandhi Lives.

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Great-grandfather sentenced for child molestation

Trashigang dzongkhag court on September 28 sentenced an 83-year-old man from Melphey in Trashigang to three years and one month in prison for child molestation. The defendant, Rinchen, is the paternal great-grandfather of the two 13-year-old girls. Rinchen was charged for child molestation after the alleged rape of the 13-year-old …

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Two charged for assault and battery in Jomotshangkha

Jomotshangkha drungkhag police have forwarded an alleged assault and battery case to the drungkhag court in Samdrupjongkhar yesterday. The alleged incident occurred on September 17 around 3pm where Dorji Thinley, who is in his 50s, went shopping with his friends at Baytseling in Lauri gewog. Sources in Jomotsangkha said Dorji …

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Know your candidate: Punakha

Punakha: Kabisa-Talo DNT Tshencho Wangdi Age: 33 Experience: Educationist, travel consultant and businessman. Education: MA in International Relations. Describe yourself in three words. Loyal. Determined and persistent. Team player. Your priority for the constituency.  I shall prioritise constituency health and agricultural development initiatives. One aspect you like and dislike in …

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Apple prices drop further

A worker carries apple for loading at an apple depot in Phuentsholing

As the apple season is almost over, exporters are battling a drop in the price due to the influx of apples from the Indian states of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Along with stiff competition, exporters also say Bhutanese packing and grading is below standard, which has degraded the market price. …

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Know your candidate: Samdrupjongkhar

Samdrupjongkhar: Dewathang-Gomdar DNT Thinley Namgay Age: 36 Experience:  Thromde Thuemi. Education: B.Com. Describe yourself in three words. I am a homebred. Your priority for the constituency.  Health facilities and services and construct farm road for left out villages in the last 10 years. One aspect you like and dislike in …

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Legality and housing needs clash in Rolong

Rolong village

Mongar dzongkhag and Narang gewog administrations have asked the people of Narang gewog to stop constructing houses on wetland. The dzongkhag and gewog officials claim they were not aware of people constructing the houses until the dzongkhag land record officials went to conduct a land survey in the gewog. The …

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Poor turnout in Drametse for DNT president

Despite a poor turnout, the party president spoke to the people for more than an hour.

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) president Lotay Tshering was greeted with a lukewarm response at his meeting with the people of Drametse in Mongar. Only about 30 people from Woongkhar, Shakhang and Bageng villages gathered for the meeting at the Drametse Central School multipurpose hall yesterday evening. The hall was filled with …

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Trashigang court upholds judgment in BDBL forgery case

Trashigang dzongkhag court on September 28 upheld the Wamrong dungkhag court’s judgment involving a former teller of Bhutan Development Bank Ltd’s (BDBL) Wamrong branch office for forgery and tampering of public records. The court sentenced Karma Choden to three years and six months for forging signatures and misusing clients’ money …

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