English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 19, 2021

PDP calls on the govt to implement the new school assessment structure from the next academic session

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) calls on the government to implement the new school assessment structure from the new academic session. They say this change in the assessment system is unfair and insensitive. The party said the government announced the new structure from mid this year.

ECB ready to conduct LG elections amid the pandemic

The second term of the Local Government completes in October. The election will be held within 90 days after the five-year term ends. The election commission says they are ready to conduct the election amid the pandemic.
“We have already developed our strategy to conduct the third Local Government election and we have looked at different […]

PDP demands economic affairs minister apologize to the residents of Phuentshogling

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the economic affairs minister’s recent comment about business owners of Phuentshogling to a newspaper. Lyonpo Loknath Sharma was quoted criticising the plight of the Phuentshogling businesses.

BKP confident of winning 2023 elections

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party or BKP says they will not only take part in the next parliamentary elections but will win it. This is despite the fact that the party will not get any state funding to prepare and contest for the elections in 2023.

Newly elected members of Monggar and Nganglam constituencies take oath of affirmation

The two recently elected Members of the Parliament (MP), Karma Lhamo from Monggar and Karma Dorji from Nganglam constituencies formally joined office today. Administered by the Chief Justice, they took the oath of affirmation in the National Assembly hall.

Opposition asks government to clarify on mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccines issue

The Opposition Party is asking the government to clarify the doubts and apprehensions hovering over the issue of the mix-and-match of COVID-19 vaccines. According to a press release from the party, the government should provide complete information and transparency to the people.

DNT’s bye-election win breaks DPT’s absolute majority in Nganglam constituency

Nganglam constituency has been Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s stronghold for the past three parliamentary elections. But voters went for a change this time. They elected Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s 45-year-old Karma Dorji as their MP-elect during yesterday’s bye-election. He is one of the founding members of the DNT party.

NC adopts Tobacco and Tax Bills 2021

The National Council adopted the Tobacco Control (Amendment) Bill 2021 today. The bill will now enable selling, buying and distributing tobacco and tobacco products legally in the country. The National Assembly declared the bill as an Urgent Bill following continuous smuggling of tobacco products through the country’s porous southern border and associated threats of importing coronavirus into the country. 

Monggar and Nganglam constituencies all set for the bye-election

With the poll day just a day away, Monggar and Nganglam constituencies are all set to elect their new National Assembly representatives. Campaigns have closed and polling officials have been deployed to all the polling stations.

ECB facilitates mobile EVM and postal ballot voting in Nganglam Throm

With Nganglam Throm in Pema Gatshel under lockdown until further notice, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) started facilitating the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) mobile voting booths yesterday. The facilitation is for those who are above 65 years and persons with disabilities. Meanwhile, other eligible voters are given the opportunity to vote through mobile postal ballot voting facilitation. More than 500 registered for both mobile and postal ballot voting facilities. 

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