Tanden Zangmo

Radhi favors new candidates

Radhi gewog in Trashigang dzongkhag chose new faces over incumbent ones in the recent chiwog zomdu to nominate candidates to contest for Gup. Former Gup Jigme Namgyal secured fewer votes than the other two aspiring gup candidates in the Chiwog Zomdu. Former Gup Jigme Namgyal contested against Pema Tenzin, a …

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Electorate and supporters start travelling to gewogs

Packed buses are leaving the Thimphu bus terminal as the electorate moves to constituencies to support nomination of their candidates in the second local government elections scheduled for the first week of September. “I booked seats a few days ago for my wife and I to travel to Trashigang,” said …

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Former Gup Vs Gaydrung for Samkhar gup election

In Samkhar gewog, experience triumphed in the chiwog zomdu held last week to finalise the nominations for gup contestants. Of the four aspiring gup candidates in the gewog, a former Gup and the Gewog Gaydrung went through the nominations with majority votes. Former Gup Sonam Dorji defeated his uncle Jangchub …

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PAC ask’s health ministry to resolve 2009-13 irregularities

Public Hearing conducted by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) with the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday came up with the resolution requiring the agencies under the health ministry to resolve unresolved audit irregularities pertaining to 2009 to 2013. The committee raised six issues pertaining to 2009 and 2013, and as of …

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Two Ex-Gomchens vying for Bartsham Gup post

Two former gomchens (lay monks) are vying for Gup in Trashigang’s Bartshamgewog, which has the least candidates contesting for the post, in the local government elections scheduled for September. Bartsham is regarded as the business gewog of the eastern district just as Radhi and Phongmey KezangDawa, 34, from Kummung chiwog …

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