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His Majesty attends state funeral of Late Vajpayee

His Majesty The King attends the funeral of the former Prime Minister of India, Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in New Delhi yesterday

His Majesty The King travelled to New Delhi yesterday to attend the State Funeral of the former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on August 16 was accorded a State Funeral in New Delhi. A prayer ceremony including a thousand …

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Party membership soars ahead of election 

As political parties make their final push for support, party membership has surged drastically over the months, surpassing that of the 2013 National Assembly elections. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) had a total of 4,877 registered members submitted to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) until recently, which was the highest …

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Bhutanese must participate in elections: Chief Advisor

The chief advisor of the interim government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk said that Bhutanese have to participate in the elections and ensure that whichever party comes to power is the government of the majority.   Addressing the first press conference of the interim government, the chief advisor said the Bhutanese …

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Parties ready to submit Letter of Intent to contest primaries

Bhutan Accreditation Council (BAC) has to date issued Qualification Endorsement Certificates (QEC) to 185 of the 188 candidates of the four political parties for the third National Assembly elections. BAC has to date issued QEC to a total of 427 applicants, which includes those for local government elections, National Council …

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His Majesty appoints interim government 

His Majesty The King granted a Kasho appointing the Interim Government yesterday at the Tashichhodzong. In accordance with the Constitution, His Majesty The King appointed the Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, as the Chief Advisor of the Interim Government. From Left - Vice Chancellor of Royal University of Bhutan, Nidup Dorji; Chairman of Druk Holding and Investments Ltd., Dasho Ugen Chewang; Chairperson of Royal Civil Service Commission, Dasho Karma Tshiteem; President of Centre for Bhutan Studies Dasho Karma Ura; Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Kinley Yangzom; Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk; Governor of Royal Monetary Authority, Dasho Penjore; Managing Director of Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd., Dasho Chhewang Rinzin and Managing Director of Kuensel Corporation Ltd., Bachu Phub Dorji are appointed as advisors who will constitute the Interim Government.

His Majesty The King issued the Royal Kasho appointing the interim government yesterday. As per Article 19, section 2 of the Constitution, “The Interim Government shall consist of a Chief Advisor and other Advisors appointed by the Druk Gyalpo within fifteen days after the dissolution of the National Assembly. The …

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SDG on track but challenges aplenty

Financing gap and data limitation is identified as major challenges for the country to meet some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), according to Bhutan’s voluntary national review report on the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The country’s domestic revenue, the report stated finances 64 percent of the …

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97,000 register for postal ballot to date

Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has registered 97,000 voters for the postal ballot (PB) facility as of  yesterday. The head of postal ballot unit of ECB, Namgay Tshering, said that there would be 65 PB facilitation booths across the country and 13 mobile booths. A total of 59,749 people had …

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