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Zhemgang starts implementing national dress resolution

The Zhemgang dzongkhag administration has started implementing the dzongkhag tshogdu’s decision to make wearing of the national dress mandatory from 9am to 5pm. Dzongdag Harka S Tamang yesterday issued a directive to regional heads in the dzongkhag, stating that all offices including financial institutions should notify their clients on the …

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Teachers’ day honour 43 retired Indian teachers

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay interacts with expatriate teachers in Thimphu

Forty-three senior retired Indian teachers who served in Bhutan were invited as guests of honour to celebrate teachers’ day at Changlingmithang, Thimphu, yesterday. Director of Directorate of Services with the education ministry, Kinley Gyeltshen, said that the special celebration is to pay tribute to teachers who served the country, to …

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Best and brightest civil servants to join PDP: PM

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has confirmed that a number of senior civil servants, including the cabinet secretary, have agreed to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as candidates. The civil servants, however, are yet to resign from their post even after the confirmation of their candidature by the ruling party. …

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4th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition opens in Punakha

His Majesty The King and His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo meet the people offering prayers at Puankha Dzong

His Majesty The King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and members of the Royal Family graced the opening of the 4th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition at Thangzona in Punakha on April 25. The exhibition this year celebrates Bhutan – India friendship, as the two countries …

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NC election not only successful but exemplary too: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner Chogyal Dago Rigdzin declares the 2018 National Council election results

The National Council election process this time was exemplary and every Bhutanese should be proud of the successful election, according to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Chogyal Dago Rigdzin. Declaring the results officially on April 21, the chief attributed the success to a record voter turnout and good participation in …

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Record voter turn out in NC election

Postal ballot boxes at the RO’s office in Thimphu

The grim weather forecast and the dark clouds gathering in the morning didn’t deter Bhutanese from coming out to take part in the third National Council (NC) elections held across the country yesterday. The election saw a record 54.3 percent of Bhutanese turn up to cast their votes to elect …

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