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Farmers need compensation

It is harvest time across the country. Farmers are busy reaping the fruits of their hard work. It is a beautiful scene seeing farmers threshing paddy in the autumn sun. However, despite the beautiful scenes they create, some farmers are not as happy as many assume. The yield is not only determined by how much hard work was put in. …

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Bhutan Sustainable Low-emission Urban Transport System

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) held an Inception workshop for Bhutan Sustainable Low-emission Urban Transยญport System, funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) with total financing of USD 2.65 million this week. The project aims to faciliยญtate low-carbon transition in urban Bhutan by promotยญing the use of low emission vehicles (LEV). In specific, the project will launch 300 numbers …

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DNT need time to crosscheck 12th Five Year Plan

The new governmentโ€™s five-year term started from 31 October. The first task will be to crosscheck the 12th Plan. The 12th Five Year Plan guideline was issued on 5 January 2016 and was launched by former Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay on 17 March 2017 during the inaugural of the 13th Round Table Meeting (RTM) in Thimphu. According to the …

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Seven women in the National Assembly

The National Assembly (NA) Elections 2018 saw an increaseย  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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โ€œThe people of Bhutan won.โ€ 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 Octoberโ€™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, โ€œIt was so gratifying to witness and hear of people turning …

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An important responsibility

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa winning 30 seats of 47 will form the new government soon, provided there are no complaints from the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa that would, in a worse case scenario, call for a re-election. The Election Commission of Bhutan has declared the 2018 general election successful. This indicates that there will be no obstacles. DNT will be the …

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DHI launched BizAP

Druk Holding and Investยญments (DHI) launched Busiยญness Acceleration Program (DHI BizAP) app yesterday at Start-Up Center, Changzaยญmtog, Thimphu in the presยญence of Chief Guest, Honโ€™ble Chief Justice, Tshering Wangchuk, Chief Advisor to the Interim Government, distinguish guests and parยญticipants. The app launched was initiated by DHI, mainly to promote Cottage and Small Industries (CSI) sectors in Bhutan with the governยญmentโ€™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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