If an election, particularly the parliamentary one, is messed up it can put on hold the functioning of the entire national system

Some eight months from now Bhutan will hold the second Parliamentary elections. Three political parties in the making have applied for registration and many more candidates have expressed their wish to contest the elections. The Election Commission of Bhutan is also gearing up for the occasion. The Chief Election Commissioner, Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, shared with […]

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‘Bhutan is such a rich and original country and does not exist anywhere else in the world’

Sabine Verhest studied journalism and photography. She works for La Libre Belgique, a daily leading Belgium newspaper, where she first covered the Europen Union and then directed the International Desk. She is now an International reporter, especially covering South-East Asia. In 2012, she published a book on Tibet. For her recent work on Bhutan, she […]

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All penalties that will merit an issue being violated under the laws of the Land would be invoked

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has drafted the Social Media Rules and Regulations prior to the upcoming 2013 elections. During the election period, the policy is to be followed by political parties and voters alike. The Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan Dasho Kunzang Wangdi talks to Business Bhutan reporter Saraswati Sundas on the social […]

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National Environment Commission to frame stringent vehicle emission standards

Increasing number of motor vehicles has contributed to local air pollution. Besides tailpipe emissions, other related emissions include particulate matter from tire and break wear-out, and re-suspended road dust Alka Katwal from Thimphu The quality of air in Bhutan has always been considered pristine however according to the Bhutan State of Environment Report 2016, rapid […]

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