Government claims to have fulfilled majority of its 120-days pledges

However, a closer scrutiny shows that the government has fulfilled only two pledges in all certainty, with a majority of the pledges either in the process or under discussion The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) government claimed that it has addressed almost all of its 120-days pledges during the Meet-the-Press yesterday. The DNT government completed its […]

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DPT refunds the highest election expenditure

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) refunded the highest amount of Nu 81,861 as unspent fund during the general roundto the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB). According to the report on state finance and elections returns of the National Assembly elections 2018,55 candidates returned a total amount of Nu 124,407to the ECB. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) refunded […]

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Vehicle quota for each household to be reviewed – PM

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering maintained that vehicle quota for each household that the ruling party pledged during the general election campaign will be reviewed at the Friday Meet session yesterday. “The pledge is still on and if it benefits people, then we will come up,” said Lyonchhen. However, the Prime Minister said it would […]

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Budget planning not necessary for pledges: PM

The opposition has criticized the government for lack of vision and clarity and unambitious 12th Five Year Plan The government has not allocated specific budget for some of the pledges but it is confident of fulfilling them and achieving self-sufficiency, said Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering at the Friday Meet session yesterday. On Thursday, the […]

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Opposition warns unemployment will worsen under this government

The Opposition party has warned that unemployment problem in the country will only become worse during this government’s term. Speaking at the Opposition’s Press Conference on Thursday, Member of Parliament (MP) from Pangbang, Dorji Wangdi, said that the biggest problem in the country is unemployment and that it is going to aggregate and become worse. […]

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Who will be the next PM of Bhutan?

Who will be the next Prime Minister of Bhutan? The question has sparked debate among the Bhutanese as Bhutan gears up for the third general round of elections. Pema Gyamtsho, 57, is a seasoned politician with 10 years of experience in politics and Lotay Tshering who participated in the 2013 elections though unproven in the […]

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P/ling voters expect farm roads, agro revival and development of extended Thromdes

For the voters of one of the biggest constituencies, Phuentsholing, recent development activities have left them dissatisfied. Phuentsholing constituency, which is comprised of a Thromde and six gewogs, has 10,737 registered voters. Maintenance and up-gradation of farm roads and hospitals, irrigation channels and revival of agriculture in the constituency are top expectations of the voters […]

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