English | Dzongkha Saturday, December 16, 2017

Thimphu votes for Kinlay Dorjee

THIMPHU THROMDE: Kinlay Dorjee has been elected the Thrompon of the capital Thimphu. Kinlay Dorjee won 1335 votes, with a comfortable lead of 182 votes. Karma Thinlay Wangchuk got 1153 votes. Rinzin Dorji is in the third place with 606 votes. This is according to preliminary reports. The official results will be declared tomorrow.

Samdrup Jongkhar gives Karma Sherub Thobgyal majority

SAMDRUP JONGKHAR THROMDE: It was a landslide win for Karma Sherub Thobgyal in Samdrup Jongkhar. Karma Sherub Thobgyal got  140 votes, 58 votes more than Dechen Wangmo, the only other contestant. Dechen Wangmo got 82 votes.

Namgay leads in Gelephu

GELEPHU THROMDE: According to preliminary reports, Namgay is leading the race in Gelephu with 309 votes. The second contestant, Churamani Tiwari, has won 223 votes. Namgay is leading with 86 votes. The results will be officially declared by the election commission tomorrow.

Tsheten Dorji wins in Phuentsholing

PHUENTSHOLING THROMDE: Initial reports show that Tsheten Dorji has won 182 votes. Dr. Ashan Chhetri came a close second with 140 votes. In the third place is Uttar Kumar Rai with 125 votes.

Accident leaves two dead

Two men including the driver were killed and another two injured when the Maruti van they were travelling in went off the road at Samzhor on Tuesday. Samzhor is located between Narphung and Gomdhar in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Insurance claim for plane crash victims

The relatives of the Bhutanese pilgrims who perished in the Nepal plane crash will have to wait two more months to get the insurance for the victims.

Lift the ban on import of vehicles says Opposition

The Opposition, yesterday, asked the judiciary to intervene and lift the temporary ban on the import of vehicles. Opposition member Damchoe Dorji said the ban has affected potential buyers and the business of the car dealers. He was speaking at the second hearing in the Supreme Court on the government’s tax revision on vehicles. This is the first constitutional case to be tried in a court of law.

Briquettes– supply falls short of demand

When the first briquette factory was opened in Thimphu, it was seen as an ideal solution to Thimphu’s growing firewood needs, especially during the winter.

Petrol price increases

The price of petrol has increased by Nu 2.22. A litre of petrol will now cost Nu. 53.86. The price hike came into effect yesterday. This is the second hike in just one month. In December the price of petrol increased by about Nu. 3.5 a litre.

Tshogpa elections receives lukewarm response

Four constituencies have no candidates for Tshogpa election. With just two days left for the Thromdey elections, four constituencies in the three Thromdeys of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu have failed to field a single candidate for the Tshogpa’s post. Most constituencies have only one candidate each. The response has been lukewarm.

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