• DPT enters general round with existing 47 candidates

    Amid speculations about its strategy for the general election, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has confirmed that the party has no plans to replace its candidates to contest in the general round next month. DPT spokesperson Dorji Wangdi told Kuensel the party has already instructed all the existing 47 candidates to file in their nomination with the respective returning officer. “We have asked our candidates to remain in their constituency to file in their nomination,” he said.

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JPLP refutes OAG’s liability figure

Case: At the hearing yesterday at the Phuentsholing drungkhag court, Jatan Prasad Lalchand Prasad (JPLP) submitted that its actual tax liability amount is Nu 8.69 million and not Nu 184.90 million as reflected by the Office of Attorney General (OAG).

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Reaching electricity to remote Gong

The remoteness is hampering works

Infrastructure: At the rate of electrifying one household in a month, it will take a few more years to supply electricity to the 13 remote villages in Jigmechholing gewog, Sarpang.

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Amochhu bridge to be complete before monsoon

Contract terminated and new contractors appointed to speed works

Update: The Department of Roads (DoR) in Phuentsholing has terminated the contract of Gaseb Construction and its Nepal based joint venture (JV) partner Kalika Construction for failing to complete the Amochhu bridge on time.

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