DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Lone eastern win for DNT

Gangzur-Minjey constituency in Lhuntse saw a total of 5,447 voter turnout of the total 8,395 voters registered for the primary round. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) candidate, Kinga Penjor, won after securing the highest votes at 2,134 votes (1,091 PB + 1,043 EVM), followed by Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) candidate, Tshering …

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Facilitation booth voting opens for 97,873 voters

With about 97,873 Bhutanese electorates registered as postal voters through facilitation booths, the voting for the primary round election through the service has started yesterday and will be operational till Sunday, 9th September 2018. A voter, Leki Wangmo in her early twenties from Zhemgang said that it is her first …

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No accountability fixed in JDWNRH babies case

A bacterial infection outbreak at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) which caused the death of 11 newborns is being looked into by the hospital. The hospital acknowledged the cause of infection to be hospital acquired infection and said it is now taking …

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All parties pledge to ensure the vibrant growth of media

The People’s Democratic Party has also pledged to strengthen media after considering media to be an important democratic institution. “We shall come up with favorable policies to enable media houses to effectively fulfill their responsibilities.” PDP has also pledged to institute a Media Development Fund to facilitate access to financial …

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The numbers of the 2018 polls

Election code of conduct for the political parties, candidates and supporters The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) issued the acceptance of the Letter of Intent to the four political parties to contest the National Assembly Elections 2018 based on the general fulfillment of the criteria set by the ECB. The …

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The final word on Kabneys

The 1st August ceremony in the National Assembly of the Prime Minister, Ministers, Speaker and MPs removing their orange and blue Kabneys has again reignited the Kabney debate on what is appropriate to wear and by whom. There was surprise in some quarters as former ministers and MPs Yeshey Zimba, …

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