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BEA to hold talks with banks in Bangladesh

A team led by the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) will hold a meeting with representatives of at least 20 financial institutions in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The team is leaving for Dhaka today and they will start the meeting tomorrow. Representatives from financial institutions from Bhutan will tag with BEA. The meeting is …

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Three nominees out of NC race

Three out of a total of 130 nominees from across the country are out of the race for the National Council (NC) election, which will be held on April 20. Dorji Wangchuk, 33, from Bidung gewog in Trashigang, said the Bhutan Accreditation Council (BAC) did not endorse his certificate although …

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Campaign begins for NC election

Campaigning officially started yesterday for the third National Council (NC) election slated for April 20. The month-long campaign period will end on April 18. Spokesperson of the Election Commission of Bhutan, Phub Dorji, said that candidates could also announce their candidature on social media platforms like Facebook. “But the ECB …

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UN recommends Bhutan’s LDC graduation

Bhutan’s 50th anniversary as UN member could be marked with the graduation Should Bhutan’s graduation from least developed country (LDC) happen in 2021, it would prove historic as it marks the 50th anniversary of the country’s membership with the United Nations (UN). Sao Tome Principe and Solomon Islands, the two …

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ECB denies registration for Druk Gaki Tshogpa

Jackson Dukpa said that he would move Supreme Court against the ECB’s decision The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has rejected the application for registration of Druk Gaki Tshogpa, an aspiring political party formed by former civil servant Chheku Dukpa, also known as Jackson Dukpa. The decision to refuse registration …

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Tsholingkhar gup penalised for violating election rules

Tsirang dzongkhag’s election dispute settlement body has asked Tsholingkhar gup Passang Thingh Tamang to pay a fine of Nu 3,750 yesterday for giving grounds to reasonably construe support to a National Council (NC) aspirant during the dhamngoi zomdu conducted in the gewog on March 3. The committee has also warned …

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Jaiprakash denies labour constraints for MHPA’s delay

Workers take a lunch break at the Mangdechhu hydroelectric project dam site in Trongsa

The Jaiprakash Associates Limited (JAL) has refuted Mangdechhu Hydroelectric project Authority’s (MHPA) claim that the three-month delay in construction of the 720MW Mangdechhu is due to labour constraints and liquidity issues on part of the contractor. In an interview with Kuensel last week, the project’s managing director A.K Mishra had …

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ECB urges parties to refrain from political activities

The Election Commission of Bhutan issued a notification calling the National Council elections on February 16

Asks media to refrain from covering these events The Election Commission of Bhutan, for the second time, has written to political parties to refrain from organising party activities until the completion of National Council elections next month. “I would like to earnestly request the political parties to kindly refrain from …

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