DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

An apolitical journey

This political aspirant wants to begin his political voyage from an apolitical viewpoint and therefore he is vying for his candidature in the National Council (NC). He will be contesting from Phangkhar Gewog, Zhemgang “I believe that I will be the best to understand and represent the voice, interest and …

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Another Educationist from Dorokha-Tading Constituency

If the political tide sways in this Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) candidate’s favor, Bhutan will probably get the next education minister from Dorokha-Tading constituency again. In 2008, the present education minister Thakur Singh Powdyel won the elections as the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) candidate from the same constituency. Confident and …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Gewog aspires to have Militia equipments for Volunteers Even with a continuous volunteer system in place in the gewog many problems still arise and volunteers remain helpless without proper militia equipments. “Our volunteers without any delay  stand ready to protect the community but abductors from nowhere come and abduct our …

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DCT on a mission to bring glory to Bhutan

Getting into the political fray was one arduous journey, remarked Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) members. It had been an uphill battle but now DCT feels they can start their mission to ‘glorify Bhutan’. “Words will be weighed; actions shall be tested. Glory for Bhutan is but working towards common good …

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New Parties unhappy over short campaign period

As disappointing as it may be the run up to 2013 elections will not see ‘familiarization’ of candidates and parties. The fresh candidates and parties who are yet to get a foothold in their respective constituencies expressed grievances that the campaign period will be too short. It will be worse …

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Rape on the rise in Bhutan

While the public maybe mainly focused on growing criminal incidents of violence and drug abuse, figures from the Royal Bhutan Police show that Bhutan may have a rape problem on its hands. It is a new area of concern with an overall increase in rapes from 2008 to 2012. In …

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