• Chief Election Commissioner Chogyal Dago Rigdzin declares the official results of the general election yesterday at Democracy House, Thimphu

    Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa won 54 percent of the total votes

    The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) officially declared Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), which won 30 constituencies as the third elected government yesterday. The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), which won in 17 constituencies, was declared the opposition party.

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RAMIS overwhelmed with users and is giving problems

PIT: The Department of Revenue and Customs has extended the personal income tax filing deadline by two weeks, from February 29 to March 15. The finance minister Namgay Dorji approved the extension after the department’s revenue administration and  management information system (RAMIS) confronted problems causing an outcry among taxpayers.

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Nehru-Wangchuck scholarship programme from the government of India (GoI)

DSC_3672 Scholarship: The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) received a sum of Nu 15.5 million for the Nehru-Wangchuck scholarship programme from the government of India (GoI). The cheque was handed over by the Indian ambassador Jaideep Sarkar to RCSC Chairperson Dasho Karma Tshiteem at the commission’s office in Thimphu yesterday.

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Lhakhang saved from fire

Update: Firefighters yesterday saved the Tsiphu village and Jatoe lhakhang in Paro from the Chuzom fire that is now spreading inside Paro.

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Second phase of LG elections in July

LG: Incumbent members of the local governments (LG) wishing to re-contest in the upcoming local government elections will be allowed to complete their term, and perhaps even receive retirement benefits.

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Man hit by arrow recovering at JDWNRH

Safety:  38-year-old man who was hit by an arrow on the forehead on February 15 is now in stable condition at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu.

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Prime supplier of brown sugar arrested

Police recovers 17.34 grams of brown sugar 

Crime: After being on police radar for almost two years, a tour operator along with his accomplice, who is also a businessman, was arrested by the Thimphu police when they were abusing brown sugar in their car on the night of February 15.

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