DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

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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Taba LAP kicks off

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The Ground Breaking Ceremony of Construction of Urban Infrastructure for Lower Taba (LAP) in Thimphu took place on friday morning. Infrastructure such as road and drainage, water supply, sewerage Net-Work System, electricity, communication facilities will be put in place in the next 30 months. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay spoke about the need to …

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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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Seizure of drugs leads to seizure of Dogs

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Thimphu Police, while searching a house in Changzamtog for a stash of restricted prescription drugs, ended up seizing four foreign breed canines from the same location. On the afternoon of September 3 Thimphu police, based on a tip off, apprehended two men, aged 26 and 29, from Changzamtog. On searching …

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ACC complaint against former Khaling Gup

The Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) has received an official complaint from the people of Khaling gewog, which accused its former gup of misappropriating the gewog’s development funds. The complaint letter accuses the gup of embezzling about Nu 80,000 from the total of Nu.0.6 mn allocated for irrigation work at Jeri …

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