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PDP President wraps up campaign on home turf

He continues his tour from Samtse and Phuentsholing in the south The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Tshering Tobgay completed the general elections campaign in his constituency, Sombaykha, Haa last week on 22 June after a five day tour. While the president was engaged in clarifications and pledges with the …

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Except for Elephants, Sipsu is grateful to DPT

In what comes as a collective opinion from Sipsu dungkhag, and as summed up by its Gup Nandu, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), in its term of five years, has brought tremendous developments in the gewog, but forgot to solve the elephant problem during monsoon season. “Elephants destroying paddy field …

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Candidates try to best each other through party pitfalls

The public debates for Tsirang dzongkhag’s Kilkhorthang-Mendrelgang picked up in intensity immediately past the regular routine of familiarizing parties, advocating pledges from respective party manifestos during the question and hour session. Starting with candidates directing questions at each other the audience joined in during the question hour to warm up …

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Lhuentse candidates favor common forums as it saves time

Although a few cases during the primary elections and recent incidences suggest the ineffectiveness of common forums, the candidates in Lhuentse are very much in favor of the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB)-instituted common forums. Candidates of the dzongkhag are busy with the gewog level common forum, which has already …

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Dagana candidates woo their constituents

The candidates of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ran their constituents through the usual drill of sharing points from their respective party manifestos, ideologies, and promises to fulfill the pledges if they win in the upcoming general elections. The PDP candidate Karma Dorji, however, pulled a …

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Second batch of inmates sent for the open Air prison

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has sent a second group of inmates to Paro under the Open Air Prison (OAP) initiative yesterday, after a successful trial with the first batch. Many of the prisoners in Chamgang prison have welcomed the initiative by RBP, and said such initiatives will enable them …

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Candidates pitch their promises at the Samtse debates

As it goes, the nation is in a precarious state of economic downturn due to the former ruling party Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT). But, if the nation is in a state of financial crisis due to the former government, where would the helicopter-pledging, bolero jeep-promising People’s Democratic Party (PDP) get …

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