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Public Accounts Committee presents report

23 Jan 2014 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

As per the resolution of the 1st Session of the Second Parliament, the Public Accounts Committee presented the report on the financial status of the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa and the People’s Democratic Party.

22 Nov 2013 | COMMENTS 0

PDP’s 100 days’ pledges superficial and misleading, says DNT

Should political parties make such pledges? How are such pledges connected to the greater interest of the Nation?

06 Nov 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

Campaigning for Nanong-Shumar by-election ends

The intense last-leg campaigning exuded a sense of urgency from the candidates of both the parties – People’s Democratic Party and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa.

23 Oct 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

PDP’s Pema Wangchuk begins by-election campaign in Nanong-Shumar

Campaigning will end on November 7 and election will take place on November 9.

23 Oct 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

PDP’s Pema Wangchuk begins by-election campaign in Nanong-Shumar

Campaigning will end on November 7 and election will take place on November 9.

12 Sep 2013 | COMMENTS 0

So, How Fares the Bhutan Parliament?

After that the leader of the Ruling Party cum Prime Minister, the leader of the Opposition and the Chairman of the National Council offers to the King, the People and the Nation their heartfelt submissions of tributes, hopes, fears and grievances if any.

24 Aug 2013 | COMMENTS 0

Meet the People programme being launched

The programme is part of PDP's pledges for their government's first 100 days in office

13 Aug 2013 | TNN | COMMENTS 0

India allays Bhutan’s fears over financial aid

As Bhutan struggles to chalk out its 11th Five Year Plan, which is essential for acquiring financial assistance from India, national security adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon and foreign secretary Sujatha Singh visited Thimphu last week.

12 Aug 2013 | Business Standard | COMMENTS 0

Former Bhutanese prime minister resigns from Parliament

Thinley's Druk Phuensum Tshogpa party was routed by People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Bhutan's second national elections held on July 13. The PDP won 32 seats in the 47-member National Assembly.

11 Aug 2013 | COMMENTS 0

NA accepts Jigmi Y Thinley’s resignation. By-election in Nanong-Shumar within 90 days

By-election for the Nanong-Shumar in Pemagatshel will be held within 90 days after court writ declaring the constituency vacant

08 Aug 2013 | COMMENTS 0

Pemagatshel people “respect” JYT’s decision to resign

“Our regret would be not having the former prime minister around as our representative in Parliament...”

05 Aug 2013 | COMMENTS 0

India will not allow Bhutan to engage with China: Report

The recent withdrawal of subsidies on cooking gas and kerosene to Bhutan, since revived, has raised the hackles in China, with a state-run daily saying India will not allow Bhutan to freely engage with it.

02 Aug 2013 | Khandu Tobgyel | COMMENTS 0

Lack of housing loans gives rise to cheaper house construction

The most visible result of Rupee crisis and subsequent stopping of housing loans is the rise of low and humble housing. The period of high and extravagant building has halted.

25 Jul 2013 | KinchhoTshering | COMMENTS 0

For the right bite

In 2008, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) swept 45 out of 47 seats in the National Assembly. It was a historic election not only because DPT was the first democratically elected government but also because of the margin by which they came to the political helm.

24 Jul 2013 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

PDP announces cabinet ministers

PDP today announced the names of the ministers in the new government, speaker, and deputy speaker.

21 Jul 2013 | Outlook India | COMMENTS 0

Tobgay Pledges to Strengthen Indo-Bhutan Ties

Seeking to put behind recent irritants that have crept into Bhutan's special ties with India, the Himalayan Kingdom's Prime Minister-elect Tshering Tobgay today pledged to further strengthen the bonds while refusing to label the close interaction as "interference" by India

18 Jul 2013 | COMMENTS 0

Who’ve got the ministerial material?

Among the PDP MP-elects speculated to become the next cabinet ministers, who have the right qualities and who raise doubts? Find out what people say.

18 Jul 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

Lessons to take home

Dust is slowly settling after the general election last week. It’s not been easy for some people to come to terms with the defeat of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa for various reasons.

13 Jul 2013 | Rabi C Dahal | COMMENTS 0

Tough job ahead for new government

The PDP government must try to heal the rift created during the election campaign.

13 Jul 2013 | COMMENTS 0

The Horse takes it

The PDP won in 32 constituencies or 68.1 percent of seats in the National Assembly. The former ruling party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), which won a landslide victory in the 2008 general election, had to settle with 15 seats (31.9 percent).

04 Jul 2013 | Chador Wangmo | COMMENTS 0

Boulders and knives in Mongar demkhong

As the general election approaches, party supporters in Mongar constituency are leaving no stone unturned to keep away the rival party, literally.

04 Jul 2013 | COMMENTS 0

Let’s keep India-Bhutan relation out of politics: Druk Phuensum Tshogpa

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) president Jigmi Y Thinley said yesterday at a press conference that Bhutan’s relations with India






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