Tshering Delma

Bhutan to establish science focused ‘Premier School’ 

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has a proposal to establish Bhutan’s first ‘Premier School’. Like central schools, the premiere school will receive increased funding, and the main objective is to bring about a premier quality of education. The ministry found that the quality of education in science subjects are comparatively …

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First female Gup is re-elected

Namgay Pelden and Pema Wangmo Tamang are the only two female Gups in the country and both happen to be from Dagana, Gesarling and Tashiding. They both worked together in Tashiding Gewog as a NFE instructor. Being the first female Gup in a country, 33 year old Namgay Pelden has …

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Lhawang Dorji wins fifth consecutive term as Kana Gup

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Kana gewog reelected Lhawang Dorji, 46, giving the veteran local leader his fifth consecutive term as gup and making him perhaps the longest serving local leader in recent times. Standing from Khagochen chiwog he secured 994 votes of the 1450 cast on September 27, poll day, to beat contender Chador, …

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Both husband and wife get elected as Gups

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A husband and wife in Dagana dzongkhag have been elected as gups of their gewogs in the recent local government elections on September 27. Pema Wangmo Tamang and Passang Thingh Tamang were elected as a Gup of Gesarling gewog in Dagana and Tsholingkhar gewog in Tsirang. They married in 2009 …

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The challenges of door to door campaigns

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Nominated local government candidates in Dagana’s Gozhi gewog are going from house to house and briefly introducing themselves to individual households as part of their door-to-door campaign for the second LG elections on September 27. But the unpredictable weather conditions with either hot sun or heavy rain have made campaigning …

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12 % women LG candidates in Dagana seen as improvement

Of the 232 candidates contesting in the second local government elections in Dagana’s 14 gewogs, 28 are women according to records with the district election office. The candidates will be contesting for the office of Gup, Mangmi, Tshogpa and Thromde Thumi Ngotshap in local government, the elections for which is …

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Karna Gewog completes Common forum

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Over the past four days the candidates contesting for Gup, Mangmi and Tshogpa in Karna gewog, Dagana, had the opportunity to present their manifestos and interact with their voters through the common forum platform organized by the election commission. Each candidate got 10 minutes to present their manifesto. The first …

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Civil servants refute RCSC’s stand

Civil servants who say they are affected by the Royal Civil Service Commission’s (RCSC) reforms have refused to accept the commission’s stand of addressing the issue of stagnation and have suggested reverting to the old system or consider revisiting the current system to make it agreeable to both parties. “In …

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