English | Dzongkha Monday, October 23, 2017

A trailblazer of the grassroots

He went far away from home in pursuit of education. While Norbudha Tamang, 34, embraced the new world, the world he had left behind was becoming unfamiliar by the day.

Niece defeats uncle to secure nomination

For 26-year-old Karma Dema, the battle was within the family. She had to beat a man of experience, her own 58-year-old uncle to secure the nomination.

Opposition apologises for not being able to retain MP Kinga Tshering

The Opposition, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) says they would like to apologise to the voters for not being able to retain North Thimphu MP, Kinga Tshering.

No offer for merger from DNT, BKP says

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) said Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) never made an offer to merge three political parties; Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party, and Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT).

Local leaders wishing to re-contest soon to know resignation date

The final date for resignation of incumbent local leaders, wishing to re-contest, in the upcoming Local Government elections will be announced on June 7. This comes after some local leaders, wishing to re-contest, had expressed confusion over their date of resignation.

LG elections for three thromdes to be held in January

The second local government elections for the three thromdes: Thimphu, Phuentshogling, and Gelegphu will be held on January 25, next year.

State funding for political parties rears its head

The issue of state funding for the political parties is re-emerging. During the recent meeting of the five political parties called “Political Parties Finding Solutions as a Bhutanese First”, parties’ members said they continue to face challenges, as they did, when the democratic process began in 2007-08.

Tading Gewog readying for a new gup

Preparations are underway to elect a new Gup for Tading Gewog in Samtse after the former Gup was terminated from the post. He was terminated after the dzongkhag court found him guilty of battery charges, earlier, this month.

Student representatives sign children’s constitution

The Election Commission of Bhutan hosted a signing ceremony of the constitution of Bhutan Children’s Parliament in Punakha, today. Student representatives of 153 democracy clubs in the country signed the Constitution at the Punakha Dzong’s Kuenray.

Government retaliates to Opposition’s critique on budget

The figure of Nu 4.3B indicated as the total original allocation for the first two years of the 11th Plan is completely wrong, says a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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