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Bumthang set for a dispute free election

Bumthang dzongkhag is on a mission, an important one. As the dzongkhag stand ready for the poll day, its mission is to accomplish a dispute free election and generate the highest voter turnout. To do so, the dzongkhag has requested 22 families from Chhumig, who were gearing to migrate to …

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Phangkhar residents unlikely to be influenced


Although some villagers in Phangkhar gewog of lower Kheng claimed they have received calls from unknown people, asking them to vote for the party of their choice, it would not influence their votes tomorrow. The people claim they received the calls after the primary elections. They did not, however, reveal …

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Trashigang all set for the poll day

Some 371 officials were deployed across the 75 polling stations in Trashigang

With the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) checked and sealed and polling officials and security personnel briefed and deployed, the dzongkhag with the highest number of registered voters in the country (47,614), is set for the poll day tomorrow. Following the two-day refresher’s course, Trashigang dzongkhag has deployed 371 polling officials …

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Tsirang receives 5,654 postal ballots

At least 437 officials have been deployed to its 44 polling stations

Of the 5,654 postal ballots Tsirang received as of yesterday evening, three ballots were rejected. The returning officer of Sergithang-Tsirangtoed constituency received 2,177 facilitation booth ballots and 530 conventional postal ballots and Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang returning officer received 2,425 ballots from facilitation booth and 522 conventional ballots. Officials declared that two rejected …

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Sarpang all set for the general election

Polling officials sort out Envelope A at Pelrithang gewog, Gelephu constituency yesterday

With 220 polling officials deployed to the 45 polling stations in the dzongkhag, Sarpang is all set for the poll day tomorrow. Shompangkha constituency has 21 polling stations and Gelephu constituency has 24. The returning officer of Gelephu, Tshering Wangchuk, said that the polling officials reached their designated polling booths …

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Free Wi-Fi for passengers in Paro airport

To facilitate passengers who were travelling, Bhutan Telecom (BT) began providing free Wi-Fi at the departure terminal of the Drukair airport for about two months now. Director at Department of Aviation and Transport, Karma Wangchuk said that this service was enabled for users. “These services are one of the key …

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Gasa ready for the poll day

The dzongkhag election office will collect postal ballots until 5pm today

Polling officials of Rakashong polling station (PS) in Lunana were the last batch of polling officials to reach the PS in Gasa yesterday. The officials reached the PS after a two-day walk. The PS caters to the voters of Raminang chiwog, residing with their herds in Rakashong at this time …

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Man stabbed to death

A 38-year-old man from Drametse, Mongar was murdered around midnight at Drukgyel in Paro yesterday. According to sources, around midnight the suspect visited his ex-wife. The two had divorced recently. It was learnt that the victim was suspected of having an affair with the suspect’s ex-wife.  When the suspect forced …

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SJ hoteliers say business is difficult

HRAB last month also wrote to the four political parties and their candidates in Samdrupjongkhar to solve the issue

The opening of Gyelposhing-Nganglam highway has led to the shrinking of businesses in Samdrupjongkhar. The most affected are hotels and restaurants. The highway that opened in May this year shortened the distance between Phuentsholing and Mongar by more than 220kms. A hotelier said that his income this year decreased by …

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Lhaimetog Exports and Imports under ACC radar

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has suspended the business operations and activities of Lhaimetog Exports and Imports based in Chubachu, Thimphu with immediate effect after finding a prima facie case of corruption. Kuensel learnt that the Lhaimetog Exports and Imports has reportedly evaded tax while exporting goods worth Nu 90 million …

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Trongsa receives 2,658 postal ballots so far

As of yesterday, the two constituencies of Trongsa received a total of 2,658 postal ballots, of which 778 were conventional postal ballots and 1,880 were facilitation ballots. Constituency-wise, Draagteng- Langthel received more postal ballots than Nubi-Tangsibji. The office of the Returning Officer in Draagteng- Langthel constituency received 1,361 postal ballots, of …

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