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Campaigning for Nanong-Shumar by-election ends

06 Nov 2013 | Gyembo Namgyal | COMMENTS 0

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.

13 Sep 2013 | COMMENTS 1

Opposition questions Lyonchhen on PDP pledges

The National Assembly, at the question-answer session today, focused squarely on the pledges made by the PDP during the elections

22 Aug 2013 | COMMENTS 0

Pemagatshel prepares for three by-elections

In the coming months, the people of Pemagatshel will go to three by-election polls.

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 conducts mass cleaning campaign with big impact

After the campaign, school children walking to and from schools have been found picking up litters on their way and dumping them in proper places

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.

01 Aug 2013 | Press Trust of India | COMMENTS 0

IOC not paid Bhutan fuel subsidy since Jan; restores supply

India sells LPG, kerosene and diesel to Bhutan at subsidised rates. While the difference between the selling price and actual cost on diesel is made good from the Budget, the subsidy on LPG and kerosene is paid by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

28 Jul 2013 | COMMENTS 0

His Majesty's address after conferring Dhar to Prime minister and cabinet ministers

His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo's address after conferring Dhar to formally appoint the Ministers of the Cabinet

28 Jul 2013 | COMMENTS 0

His Majesty the King confers Dakyen on Prime Ministers and Ministers

His Majesty the King conferred Dakyen to formally appoint the newly elected Prime Minister of Bhutan

25 Jul 2013 | Chador Wangmo | COMMENTS 0

New cabinet is in place

His Majesty the King will confer Dakyen to the prime minister-elect, TsheringTobgay, and 10 new cabinet ministers designate tomorrow.

25 Jul 2013 | Rabi C Dahal | COMMENTS 1

Bhutan gets first woman minister

Bhutan yesterday named its first woman minister, Dorji Choden from Thrimshing constituency in Trashigang.

25 Jul 2013 | Editor | COMMENTS 0

All set to go

It has been disturbing few days for the Bhutanese as Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and its supporters contested the conduct of the general election and submitted 15 election-related grievances to His Majesty the King

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

Interim Government completed its mandated period of 90 days

His Majesty the King will soon command the Party, which has won the majority of seats in the National Assembly, to form the government and confer Dakyen on the leader of the majority party as the Prime Minister of Bhutan

24 Jul 2013 | Administrator | COMMENTS 0

Interim Government completed its mandated period of 90 days

His Majesty the King will soon command the Party, which has won the majority of seats in the National Assembly, to form the government and confer Dakyen on the leader of the majority party as the Prime Minister of Bhutan

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 | Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times | COMMENTS 0

India, Bhutan share unshakeable friendship: Tobgay

There will be no shift in Bhutan’s foreign policy with regard to India as the two countries share an unshakable bond of friendship, the prime minister-elect of the Himalayan nation has said at a time when there are whispers of Thimpu’s growing closeness to Beijing.

21 Jul 2013 | Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times | COMMENTS 0

India, Bhutan share unshakeable friendship: Tobgay

There will be no shift in Bhutan’s foreign policy with regard to India as the two countries share an unshakable bond of friendship, the prime minister-elect of the Himalayan nation has said at a time when there are whispers of Thimpu’s growing closeness to Beijing.

21 Jul 2013 | Jayanth Jacob, Hindustan Times | COMMENTS 0

India, Bhutan share unshakeable friendship: Tobgay

There will be no shift in Bhutan’s foreign policy with regard to India as the two countries share an unshakable bond of friendship, the prime minister-elect of the Himalayan nation has said at a time when there are whispers of Thimpu’s growing closeness to Beijing.

21 Jul 2013 | Economic Times | COMMENTS 0

Bhutan's PM-in-waiting writes to Manmohan Singh

In a letter to Singh, the Bhutanese leader heading People's Democratic Party, said India was instrumental in ensuring the success of democracy and sustaining the pace of socio-economic development in his country.






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