Lone female NC candidate to re-contest from Chhukha

Thirty-seven year old Tshewang Lhamo will be re-contesting for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Chukha. Tshewang Lhamo is from Tshimasham village from Bjabchho gewog. She is the lone female candidate from her dzongkhag. Similarly, she is the only female candidate re-contesting for the third time. She served in NC’s first term from 2008 […]

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A malicious political vendetta – Opposition

Calling the recent allegation against the party and former minister of works and human settlement Yeshey Zimba on the fiscal incentive case as ‘a malicious political vendetta’, Opposition Leader Pema Gyamtsho maintained that Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will take the government to court if pushed too far. This was divulged during the conference with the […]

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Opposition alleges ‘misuse of public resource’ by PM

The amount of around Nu 3mn that was incurred to construct security system at the private residence of Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay at Taba has been brought up by the Opposition last week, describing it as serious form of corruption and that it needs to be investigated. According to the Opposition, he (Lyonchhen) knows […]

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‘Mom at School’ comes to rescue of needy students

An initiative taken by a teacher of Phuentsholing Lower Secondary School, called ‘Mom at School’, is increasingly gaining popularity in the border town of Phuentsholing. Wangmo, a teacher, initially started this charity for financially deprived students. It all began in 2015 when Wangmo and 30 other teachers, out of compassion, started the initiative with Nu […]

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A business entrepreneur among NC aspirants from Dagana

A business graduate and business entrepreneur, Dawa Rigyel, is one among the many aspiring candidates from Dagana who has declared to contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections this year. Dawa Rigyel, who has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, is confident […]

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Face to Face – BNEW: Advocating women participation in the elections

The Executive Director of Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW), Phuntshok Choden talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on the challenges of women vying for leadership roles and how BNEW is preparing aspirant women candidates for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections. Q.What are BNEW’s mandates? What role does it play in the elections? […]

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