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Seven women in the National Assembly

The National Assembly (NA) Elections 2018 saw an increase  in numbers of women participation with 7 out of 10 getting elected. This comes at a time when not many women are taking part in the political process. Druk Nyamrup Tshokpa (DNT) Member of parliament (MP) elect candidate Tshewang Lhamo said that as an elected woman representative, she will make sure …

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“The people of Bhutan won.” PM -elect Lotay Tshering

Calling for change with attractive pledges and often cautioning people on the risk of a single party taking strong roots, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) had convinced Bhutanese voters. Winning 30 of the 47 seats, the people of Bhutan have chosen DNT as new government of Bhutan on 18 October’s general election. DNT has promised to remove the gap between …

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DNT and DPT thank the people

Look forward to work together With the much anticipated 2018 elections over and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) winning, the two political parties that participated in the general elections are thanking the people for giving them the opportunity and participating in the elections. In a press release, the DNT stated, “It was so gratifying to witness and hear of people turning …

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DHI launched BizAP

Druk Holding and Invest­ments (DHI) launched Busi­ness Acceleration Program (DHI BizAP) app yesterday at Start-Up Center, Changza­mtog, Thimphu in the pres­ence of Chief Guest, Hon’ble Chief Justice, Tshering Wangchuk, Chief Advisor to the Interim Government, distinguish guests and par­ticipants. The app launched was initiated by DHI, mainly to promote Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) sectors in Bhutan with the govern­ment’s …

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Pemagatshelpas says voting pattern is not political identity

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) consecutively winning in parliamentary election, in 2008 and 2013 and last primary round from all three constituencies in Pemagatshel cannot be called as political identity, according to people. Political identity refers to a specific political party affiliation or any individual associated to particular group expressing specific political opinions or attitudes. For many voters in Pemagatshel, favoring …

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Being morally responsible

Accusations are flying thick and fast as the election campaigning is coming to a close. Within a few days, Bhutanese would be heading to the facilitation booths to vote for the candidates. It is not sure how the last few days of campaigning would help the two parties, but what is sure is that the accusations and mudslinging against each …

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MH takes collection to farmer’s doorsteps

With hazelnut harvest started, the Mountain Hazelnuts (MH) has taken collection to the farm­ers’ doorsteps by establishing five collection centers in areas convenient to farmers over the last week. MH also sent Field Exten­sion staff to collect nuts from the homes of farmers who live in remote areas that were not near the collection centers. There are more than 60 …

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DPT denies DNT’s character assassination accusation

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) denies Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) president, Lotey Tshering’s claim of employing 20 youths to defame candidates in social media discrediting the party. At a press conference on October 4, DPT General Secretary, Sangay Phurpa it is a baseless allegation. Lotey Tshering during his campaign in Mongar said that DPT has been engaged in criticizing pledges of DNT and involved in negative campaign. “We explain …

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Nu 3 million used for security arrangement – Lyonchoen

By Tshering Nu 3 million was used for security arrangements and not to develop the prime minister’s residence said Lyonchoen Dasho Tshering Tobgay after the Opposition Party (OP) accused the Prime Minister for misusing public resources to develop his private residence in Taba in its press release on February 7. “We welcome the OP’s charges as it is essential to …

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