Voter turnout increases by almost 40k

Voters along with their voter identity cards wait to vote. Druk Yul elected its National Council (NC) members yesterday. The total voter turnout on NC polls 2018 was 234, 535 including 64, 912 postal ballots. This was an increase of almost 40,000 votes from 2013. In 2013, 171,504 cast their votes through Electronic Voting Machine […]

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20  council representatives elected

Twenty council representatives from across the 20 districts were elected for a five-year-term in the National Council (NC)elections held yesterday. The newly elected members would be joined by five other eminent members who would be appointed by His Majesty the King. As a continuous or permanent house, NC will complete its second five-year term on […]

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Appointment system for medical and gyno services after 1 pm

The hustle and bustle that one normally sees near the doors of the medical specialists at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) seem to have abated since the inception of the appointment system. Since the success of the appointment system for ENT (Eyes, Nose, and Throat) Department which started on March 1 this […]

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Hospital staff accused of sexual assault says act was consensual

Though the operation theatre staff from Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has admitted to having sexual intercourse with the victim who has accused him of sexual assault, but he told the police that the act was consensual. However, the victim and suspect were not known to each other. The medical examination report of […]

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Chhukha NC candidate plans to revive agriculture dreams

A Royal Thimphu College graduate and an agriculture enthusiast got through the primary round to contest the National Council elections this year from Chhukha Dzongkhag. Hem Kumar Ghalley is from Ramitey in Phuentsholing gewog. The 32-year-old said he would look into policies favoring rural farmers if elected. He reasoned that most people in his community […]

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Education ministry condemns sexual assault incident at private school

The education ministry has condemned the recent incident where the vice principal of a private school allegedly molested nine students through ‘inappropriate touching’ and attempted to rape another girl student, calling it a serious betrayal of ethical and moral conduct expected of a school authority and teachers. “We strongly condemn the heinous and unacceptable conduct […]

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