Sonam Yangdon

Monitoring social media is challenging says ECB


To ensure free and fair conduct of election, the Office of the Media Arbitrator of the Election Commission of Bhutan will not only monitor all the media coverage but will also monitor social media during the Election Period as per Section 6.10 of the Media Coverage of Elections Rules and …

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Bhutan’s first satellite Bhutan-1 to orbit for 6 to 9 months


The development of Bhutan’s first satellite, a CubeSat called Bhutan-1, has been completed and will be delivered to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in April, for launch. This update was shared during a video press conference earlier this week that was organised by the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), …

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Understanding the facilitation booth

According to Namgay Tshering, ICT head at the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), the office after conducting Learning from Experience Programs (LEP), observed that voters always found casting votes through postal ballot as a complicated and lengthy process with many forms to be filled. “So ECB started reviewing the facility …

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NC poll day on 20th April

The Royal Decree calling the National Council Elections and setting the process in motion was issued on the 15th of February 2018 with poll day on 20th April The aspiring Candidates are specifically being notified that, they must invariably be present at the Zomdu at 9 a.m. sharp as per …

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