A fresh graduate to contest for NC from T/yangtse

A fresh graduate determined to bring about changes in the country, Dorji, is the first and the only candidate from his gewog to declare his candidature for the National Council from Trashiyangtse. Thirty-one year old Dorji is from Serpang village, Kamdang gewog in Trashiyangtse. Talking about his intention to contest for council, he said that […]

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Former banker to re-contest NC from Zhemgang

Losing in the last National Council (NC) elections has only fuelled former banker Dorji Cheten’s dream to re-contest in the upcoming one. The 38-year-old is from Pantang village under Phangkhar Gewog, Panbang Dungkhag in Zhemgang. He has a Bachelors in Commerce from Sherubtse College and a Masters in international economics and finance from Chulalongkorn University […]

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DNT accuses education minister of misusing govt. machineries

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) submitted a letter to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) stating that education minister Norbu Wangchuk misused government machineries to promote and introduce new candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) during his official meetings. This, according to DNT, is a direct violation of the clause 11.6 of the Rules and Regulations […]

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Economic growth hits almost 8% in 2016

Bhutan recorded an economic growth of 7.99% in 2016, the highest in the SAARC region, according to the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA)’s annual report released recently. It was anchored by high domestic demand mainly through government expenditure, in particular, increased capital investment on infrastructure. However, the value of goods and services consumed by households declined […]

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