Business woman aspires for NC from S/Jongkhar

Business woman Tshelthrim Dukar from Samdrup Jongkhar is the lone female upcoming National Council (NC) aspirant candidate from Samdrup Jongkhar. Tshelthrim Dukar, 38, and a mother of two is from Batsung, Wooling village under Orong gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar. Tshelthrim Dukar had always been keen to keen to participate in the council elections but this […]

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Taxi drivers do not follow revised fares

Though public transport fare revision was supposed to come into effect since December 1, the passengers are still paying the previous fares. The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) revised fares for public transport with drop in the price of petrol and diesel in November. The information and communications ministry approved the revised fares since […]

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Ambiguities exist in penalties over consensual sex among minors

Lawyers say consensual sex among minors should be legal Following the criminalization of many young people because of the criminal proscription of sexual intercourse with a child between 12 to 18 years, some lawyers feel that some sections of the Penal Code of Bhutan (PCB) 2011, particularly the offences for consensual sex with minors, need […]

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Former teacher who believes in unconventional leadership to contest council elections

Leadership for a difference, breaking barriers and building a future is what 34-year-old Jamtsho believes in.  The former school teacher and business entrepreneur is contesting for the first time as an aspirant candidate for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections in 2018 from Thimphu Dzongkhag. For Jamtsho, contesting for NC was not a sudden decision […]

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Lone candidate from Samar Gewog to contest for NC, Haa    

A lawyer by profession with a philanthropic streak, Ngawang Tobgay, is the only candidate from his gewog who has come out as a National Council (NC) aspirant candidate from Haa. Twenty eight year old Ngawang Tobgay is from Langpa-Nobgang village, Samar Gewog in Haa. Talking about his intention to join the council, he said that […]

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Functioning disability highest at 5.6% of the population

Around 5.6% of the country’s population encounter functioning difficulty with disabilities in seeing followed by mobility at 3.7% and hearing disability (3.5%), according to the Bhutan Living and Standards Survey (BLLS) 2017 released on Wednesday. The prevalence of disability is defined as all the new and old cases of disability in a given population and […]

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A private employee among NC aspirants from Samdrup Jongkhar 

A 36-year-old private employee, Kelzang Phuntsho, is one of the candidates from among the11 National Council (NC) aspiring candidates registered from Samdrup Jongkhar to declare his candidature for the upcoming NC elections in 2018. Hailing from Lingnang Ringmo village of Wangphu gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar, Kelzang Phuntsho said he had always been keen to participate […]

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