Tampering of voting machinery out of question: ECB

Every time elections draw closer, rumours go rife questioning the reliability of the voting machinery. Anonymous accounts on social media cite claims of tampering of electronic voting machines in the region and abroad.  The election commission officials said that with stringent measures in place such manipulations are impossible.  The Chief …

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ACC appeals to SC against HC’s decision

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) appealed to the Supreme Court yesterday after the High Court’s larger bench dismissed their appeal to pursue the DeSuung training fund embezzlement case on August 17.  High Court bench III acquitted two individuals in the embezzlement case earlier this month.  The prosecutor, Royal Bhutan Army, did …

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Stepfather accused of raping a minor

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her stepfather, a Peljab with the Royal Bhutan Police, in Thimphu. According to sources, the last sexual assault occurred on July 10 around 9pm after the girl’s mother left for work.  The girl, a student in one of the schools in Thimphu shared …

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Two men caught with 35kgs of cannabis

Samdrupcholing out-post police in Samdrupjongkhar detained the two suspects involved in cannabis smuggling in Assam, India after they were handed over along with the seized items by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) yesterday.  The SSB at the border out-post in Samrang in Samdrupjongkhar along the Indo-Bhutan border in Udalguri in …

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Bears continue to ravage crops in Lhayul chiwog

The team of forestry officials and a veterinary doctor, who visited Lhyaul chiwog in Chudzom, Sarpang, on August 18 to rescue the Himalayan black bear and her cubs, found that the bear and the two cubs were not trapped inside the electric fencing as farmers had claimed. The team confirmed …

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Picture story

  An electronic sign of the royal decree calling the National Assembly elections runs on the Democracy House, the Election Commission of Bhutan’s headquarters in Kawajangsa, Thimphu 

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Looking to the future with clear vision

As we draw closer to the third election to the National Assembly, which is due to take place in less than a month’s time, it is time for us to take stock of things. This means looking back on the journey we have made together as a nation almost 111 …

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BKP submits Letter of Intent

BKP leaders and senior members submitted the letter of intent on Auguat 19

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party President Neten Zangmo and other senior members submitted the Letter of Intent to the Election Commission on August 19 evening.  The team offered prayers and butter lamps at the Semtokha dzong before presenting the documents to the election commission.  The letter of intent consists of a tentative …

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Graduates quiz GNHC on plans, jobs and GNH

In response to a graduate’s query on whether the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) had a say in the political parties’ plans on August 18 during the graduates’ orientation, GNHC’s secretary Thinley Namgyel said the commission would be working on it as there was a danger that the development focus …

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