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His Majesty the King grants Kidu to flood hit families

  His Majesty The King visited the areas that were hit by the flash floods in Kabjesa, Punakha and met with the people who had been affected yesterday. His Majesty granted Kidu Soelra to the families who had gathered at the Thudrup Lhakhang. The flash floods on June 4 washed away paddy …

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Father who killed new-born baby gets bail

  The Wangduephodrang dzongkhag court granted bail to the 25-year old man, who was alleged of killing his new born baby on the night of 14 March in Sephu under Wangduephodrang dzongkhag last week. The suspect was detained by the Wangduephodrang police after he was accused of throwing his new …

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Man crushed to death

A 54-year-old man, an Indian laborer working at the Punatshangchhu II, died on the spot on May 31 after being crushed by a falling boulder. The deceased was from Jharkhand, India and was working as a driller for the Punatshangchhu II project in Kamichu under Wangduephodrang. The incident happened at …

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DPT makes a clean sweep in Zhemgang

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) candidate Gyembo Tshering from Bardo-Trong under Zhemgang Dzongkhag won the 2013 primary rounds with 1,869 votes and DPT candidate Dorji Wangdi from Panbang Demkhong won the primary rounds of the National Assembly, 2013 with 1,580 votes. In Bardo-Trong the DPT victor was followed by the …

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Trashiyangtse bids farewell to Druk Chirwang Tshogpa

The voters of Trashiyangtse bid farewell to the Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) by not voting for the party in both parliamentary constituencies of Bumdeling –Jamkhar and Khamdang – Ramjar. The DCT received just 184 combined votes of postal ballot and Electronic Voting Machine (EMV) votes from Bumdeling –Jamkhar constituency. A …

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More elderly make up S/J’s voter turnout

The poll day for primary round of the parliamentary election in Samdrup Jongkhar saw many old voters, their ages ranging from 50 to 80 and none of them were reported of carrying old voter identity cards (VPIC). The senior bunch also did not make news for other electoral-related issues which …

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