English | Dzongkha Thursday, April 18, 2019

Opposition says govt. has fully achieved only one pledge in 120 days

The opposition says the government’s own assessment of its 120 days achievement is overrated and hyped. The government recently claims to have fulfilled most of its 25 pledges.  

Govt. to meet with political parties twice a year

The government will be meeting with all the political parties twice a year to include them in a discussion of important issues. At present, the government is in the process of preparing agendas for the first party meeting which is expected to take place next month.

Opposition demand govt. to address issues of Bhutanese students in Japan

The Opposition says the party is surprised by the government’s persistent inaction to address the problems facing Bhutanese students studying and living in Japan under the “Learn and Earn” programme.

Documentary on Bhutan’s democratic journey

A documentary on Bhutan’s democratic journey, ‘Bhutan’s Democracy: A Decade On’ was launched in Thimphu yesterday. The 39 minutes documentary is produced by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD).

ECB spends over Nu 54 M in 2018 National Assembly Elections

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) spent more than Nu 54 M for the National Assembly Elections 2018 on campaign fund and sponsored activities. This is as per the State Finance and Election Returns report on the Election Campaign that was released today.

His Majesty confers Dakyen to PM, appoints ministers and grants Orange Kabney to Speaker, OL

His Majesty The King conferred Dakyen to Dr Lotay Tshering, officially making him the new Prime Minister of Bhutan’s third democratically elected government at the Tashichhodzong today.

BKP rejects president’s resignation

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) says Dasho Neten Zangmo’s resignation has not been accepted. The party revealed this through a post on its Facebook page earlier today. The BKP’s Vice President Sonam Tobgay later confirmed it in an interview with BBS.

Meet the cabinet minister-elects of third democratically elected government

Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering officially announced the names of the 10 cabinet minister-elects at a press conference in the capital this afternoon.

Nyishong_Saephu MP Wangchuk Namgyel elected as the Speaker of NA

The Nyishong_Saephu Member of the Parliament, Wangchuk Namgyel, has been elected as the speaker of the National Assembly. He was elected through secret ballot during the 1st sitting of the National Assembly (NA) of the third parliament.

The women MPs in National Assembly

There are now seven women Members of Parliament (MPs) in the National Assembly of Bhutan, up from four each in 2008 and 2013. Thanks to the recent general election that saw the country elect seven out of 10 women candidates.

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