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Incumbent vs two new comers in NC Trongsa race

1. Tharchen The incumbent National Council member, Tharchen, 38 from Langthel gewog holds Masters in Educational Management and Administration. He has served as a principal in Trongsa for 10 years and NC member for 5 years. He was also a chairman of Public Accounts Committee, member of Special Education Committee, …

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Monitoring social media is challenging says ECB

To ensure free and fair conduct of election, the Office of the Media Arbitrator of the Election Commission of Bhutan will not only monitor all the media coverage but will also monitor social media during the Election Period as per Section 6.10 of the Media Coverage of Elections Rules and …

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Picture story: 5 March 2018: His Majesty The King granted an Audience to a group of youth participating in the ‘Earn and Learn’ programme. The 359 participants who have completed a basic Japanese language course in Thimphu, will go to Japan as soon as they secure funding from financial institutions, …

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ARI outbreak in Sherubling and Nangkhor schools

This week, the students in Sherubling Central School in Trongsa reported high fever, body ache and some other sickness like fatigue and cough. Following the high number of absentees in schools, it was confirmed that about more than 70 students were infected with Influenza-like illness (ILI) also known as acute respiratory infection …

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Toll free national consumer helpline to protect consumers

The Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) launched the toll free national consumer helpline number 1214 to provide access for consumer to communicate with OCP. “Toll free number will help engage consumers and make it easier to reach out for help, anytime without being charged,”OCP said. According to OCP’s Officiating Director, …

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Bhutan’s first satellite Bhutan-1 to orbit for 6 to 9 months

The development of Bhutan’s first satellite, a CubeSat called Bhutan-1, has been completed and will be delivered to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in April, for launch. This update was shared during a video press conference earlier this week that was organised by the Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), …

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Understanding the facilitation booth

According to Namgay Tshering, ICT head at the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), the office after conducting Learning from Experience Programs (LEP), observed that voters always found casting votes through postal ballot as a complicated and lengthy process with many forms to be filled. “So ECB started reviewing the facility …

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