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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.

DNT nominates Wangchuk Namgyel and Tshencho Wangdi for Speaker and Deputy Speaker posts

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has confirmed Wangchuk Namgyel, the Nyishog_Saephu MP-elect, as its Speaker nominee and Tshencho Wangdi, the MP-elect of Kabji_Talog constituency in Punakha, as the Deputy Speaker nominee.

Dr Lotay Tshering appointed as Prime Minister

His Majesty the King issued a Kasho to the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa President, Dr Lotay Tshering, appointing him as the Prime Minister of Bhutan yesterday.

His Majesty The King grants audience to members of Interim Government

His Majesty The King granted an audience to the members of the Interim Government yesterday on completion of its term.

DPT files nomination for speaker and deputy speaker

For the first time in the history of Bhutanese democracy, two candidates from the Opposition party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa will contest for the post of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.

Gynaecology camp treats 300 women in Tsirang

The recent gynaecology camp in Tsirang saw a huge number of women coming to avail themselves of the services at the district hospital. More than 300 were treated in the four-day camp.

Bhutan exits SAFF U-15 championship

Bhutan’s national under-15 football team is out of the 2018 SAFF U-15 Championship after they suffered a 4-0 defeat to India today. 

Entrepreneurs recognized at entrepreneurship festival

This year’s best Loden entrepreneur was awarded to Nima Lotey of Nima Lotey Fibre Optics at the closing of the first-ever entrepreneurship festival, Druk Tshongrig Gatoen on October 27. He received a cash price of Nu 108,000, which he donated to a community charity cause. 

Duenchukha School’s poultry farm doing well

The poultry farm in Duenchukha Lower Secondary School in Samtse is doing well. It has been started seven months ago at a cost of Nu 375,000 to enhance nutrition in the school meals.
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