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Election officials setting up postal ballot facilitation booth in Thimphu yesterday. More than 102,000 registered postal voters are expected to vote at the postal ballot facilitation and mobile booths, which open today across the country. The booths will operate from 9am -7pm from October 10-12.

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Drinking and irrigation water top priority for Shompangkha candidates

After the completion of common forums, the two candidates of Sarpang’s Shompangkha constituency are on their door-to-door campaign to woo the voters.  Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) candidate Deo Kumar Rimal, 34, campaigned door-to-door in Gakiling gewog yesterday. He has a Bachelors of Science in information technology (IT). Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s …

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Tsirang pours out support at DNT meeting

More than a thousand voters turned up for the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa president Lotay Tshering’s meeting yesterday morning.  It was the only meeting for the entire dzongkhag and was streamed live on social media.  Lotay Tshering said that while the country has prospered, the same could not be said about …

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A choice between an uncle and nephew

For the people of Chhoekhor-Tang constituency in Bumthang, the choice is between an uncle and a nephew. The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) candidate, Dawa will face his uncle the president of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), Pema Gyamtsho. The constituency’s public debate yesterday was a much-awaited one for the people here. …

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Three warned and fined for abetting disharmony in S/jongkhar

Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag dispute settlement body yesterday warned and fined three men with Nu 3,750 each for abetting disharmony and creating false rumours. The three were charged for violating section 519 and 521 of the Election Act, 2008. This was after Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) dzongkhag coordinator Tshering Dorji submitted a …

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Man warned and fined for criticising DNT president

The Pemagatshel dzongkhag election dispute settlement body, on October 8, warned and slapped a fine of Nu 6,450 to Cheku Wangyel from Nangkor in Shumar gewog for criticising the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) president, Lotay Tshering and the party supporters. The dispute settlement body found that Cheku Wangyel, in a …

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Gasa Soechu handed over to the people of Gasa

Gasa dzongkhag administration handed over to the people, the first Community owned Company (CoC), Gasa Soechu, which produces bottled spring water at the Driving Dzongkhag Development Centre (DDDC) on October 8.  The CoC that produced bottled spring water in glass bottle will bottle the water in both plastic and glass …

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Bad road between Mongar and Gangula irks commuters

The stretch is riddled with potholes

The road widening between Mongar and Gangula, which was supposed to complete by February this year, is only 50 percent complete. The delayed road construction has not only affected commuters but also farmers living along the roadside. Tshewang Choden, 30, from Hurungpam in Mongar gewog said that before the road …

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How would Punakha choose?

Villagers work in field in Kabjisa in Punakha

While voters in Punakha say they were looking forward to the general election’s poll day, they were more anxious about guarding their paddy fields from wild animals. As some of the villagers in various gewogs in Punakha have started harvesting paddy, Nidup Wangdi, 68, from Dompala, a community of 21 …

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Know your candidate: Wangduephodrang

Athang-Thedsho DNT Kinley Wangchuk Age: 39 Experience: Worked as enterprise development consultant, and civil servant, radio producer, TV producer.  Education: Masters in Diplomacy and International study. Describe yourself in three words. Sincere, hardworking, and dedicated. Your priority for the constituency.  Health is our priority. Specifically road and irrigation. One aspect …

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Tiger collared in Zhemgang

The tiger is believed to have been preying on the livestock in the villages of Tsaidang, Nyakhar and Zhobling villages in Zhemgang last month. (Photo: DoFPS)

A team from global tiger centre (GTC) in Gelephu trapped a male tiger, weighing 170 kgs and 2.78 meters long from the Tali ridge in Nangkhor, Zhemgang on October 4. The tiger, which is around 6-7 years old, reportedly killed more than 18 cows in Tsaidang, Nyakhar and Zhobling villages …

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Lam Kunzang Wangdi passes away

Late Lam Kunzang Wangdi

Lam Kunzang Wangdi, popularly known as Lam Nyingku, passed away peacefully at his residence in Genyenkha, Thimphu around 12.30pm on October 6. He was 76. Born in 1942 and a highly learned tantric master from Bartsham in Trashigang, Lam Kunzang Wangdi was one of the closest disciples of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. …

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