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PDP reveals another seven

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) declared seven more candidates for the upcoming Parliamentary Elections yesterday. Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay said that the party has worked hard to offer best candidate choices to the people, placing the importance on the experience, qualification and leadership credentials of the candidates. Lyonchhen said PDP needs …

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MoHCA and Dzongkhags dispel Khegpa rumors

The speculation of headhunters or Khegpas abducting people for their heads is just a rumor as stated by competent authorities. Following the widespread rumors and the panic it caused among many people across Bhutan, the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA) affirmed that any individual spreading such false alarm …

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Seven local Business ideas awarded prizes

The annual Business Idea Competition of Bhutan (BICOB) saw 139 entries for the competition where 7 were awarded cash prizes at TechPark. The special category introduced this year was for the best entry from students in order to raise awareness on entrepreneurship among the high school and junior high school …

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Measures rolled to make hospitals safer

The health ministry has developed certain guidelines and standard operating procedures (SoPs) for the safety of patients following the recent incident of an anesthetic technician of JDWNRH drugging and sexually assaulting a patient attendant. A release from the Health Minister said that hospital management and administration has rolled out transformation …

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Sarpang has an Educated farmer as its new NC

35 year old Anand Rai from Gakiling gewog won the NC election from Sarpang Dzongkhag with a total of 4,278 votes of which, 3,534 votes are through EVM and 744 were through postal ballots. Anand Rai was an educated farmer for the past seven years prior to contesting for the …

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Former Journalist wins the NC race from Dagana

33 year old Surjaman Thapa won the NC election from Dagana with 2,636 total votes. Of the total 2,636 votes, 1,794 votes was secured through EVM and 842 votes through postal ballot. He said that the people of Dagana had full confidence upon him which is the reason for his …

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Tsirang elects an entrepreneur

With a total of 2,825 votes, Dhan Kumar Sunwar won the Third Parliamentary Election for National Council from Tsirang. Of the 2,825 votes, 450 votes were secured through the Postal Ballot and 2,375 votes through EVM. The 31-year-old graduated in 2013 from Gaeddu College of Business Studies with a Bachelor’s …

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Samtse elects former teacher

With 6,243 votes, Tirtha Man Rai, 31, was elected from Samtse for the third parliamentary NC election. Of the 6,243 votes, 5,277 was secured through EVM while 966 votes through postal ballot. The elected candidate is a former teacher who graduated from Samtse College of Education with Bachelor’s degree in …

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