DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Sarpang elects second timer

Sarpang dzongkhag in the National Council (NC) elections went for 33 year-old Dhan Bahadur Mongar from Dekidling gewog and voted him as their representative for the upper house. Dhan Bahadur Mongar secured total votes of 4,131. His EVM votes count is 3, 695 and Postal Ballots amounted to 436 votes. …

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PDP brings out four more candidates

Among the four new People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidates disclosed yesterday 44 year old Jigme Drukpa who went up against PM Jigmi Y. Thinley is one of them, once again up for the 2013 race from Nanong-Shumar constituency against his titanic rival. Jigme Drukpa for Nanong-Shumar, Pemagatshel He has an …

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Child sent to RENEW, where adoption awaits

Pema Jamtsho the two years and a month-old child arrived at the Woman and Child Protection Unit (WCPU) of Thimphu police station on 4 April with swollen forehead, infections on tip his nose, rash on his body, his eyes swollen and watery. But today, he looks healthy except for a …

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Bangladesh Ambassador bids farewell

The out-going Bangladesh Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmed made a farewell call on the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang on Monday. Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmed, who came to Bhutan in October 2010, expressed his gratitude to Lyonchhen, the government and the people of Bhutan for the support and cooperation …

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PM meets De-suung volunteers

Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley as the chief guest met the 119 volunteers of the seventh batch of De-suung training program at the military training centre in Tencholing, Wangduephodrang last Thursday on 11 April, 2013. Lyonchhen at the opening ceremony of the five-week training program, thanked His Majesty for …

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Taekwondo festival gains popularity

Staff Reporter / Thimphu Despite  being  only two years old, the Chimi & Dema Memorial Taekwondo Festival event has seen remarkable growth and popularity, as this year there are a total of 300 children participating from Paro, Phuentsholing, Samtse, Thimphu and Trongsa. In total there are 17 clubs participating from …

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Parties introduce themselves at the first common forum

While the two incumbent parties reintroduced themselves, the three new parties for the first time introduced themselves and presented their party visions and objectives at the first common forum held for the five political parties at The Royal Thimphu College (RTC) last Wednesday. The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) was represented …

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Road cutting threatens live and properties

Lives of people in Monangkhola in Khaling, Trashigang have become difficult after the recent road cutting was completed but left hazardously without a concrete wall to protect it from landslides. The road-cutting in the middle of human settlements and cultivation, left without any fortification, turned the place into a frequent …

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