• 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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BHTF to fund entire essential drugs and vaccines

The fund today stands at Nu 1.3 billion

Health: Sixteen years after it was established, the Bhutan Health Trust Fund (BHTF) in the presence of former donors yesterday, formally launched the financing of all essential drugs and pentavalent vaccine in the country.

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Windstorm and rain affects paddy harvest

Minor damage on structures reported in the east

Disaster: Heavy rainfall and windstorm on the October 13 evening that lasted for an hour damaged paddy harvest and blew away roofs in several parts of the country.

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Continued support critical for Bhutan says information minister at global ICT event

ICT: Continued collaboration and support from other countries is critical for small developing countries like Bhutan, that is constrained with high internet connectivity costs and reliability issues given geographical conditions, it was pointed out by the information and communications minister, DN Dhungyel at the ministerial roundtable at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2015 on October 13.

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308 companies yet to take the BAS

Most companies are small and medium scale companies

Accounting: Of the 357 companies across the country, only 49 have complied with the Bhutan Accounting Standards (BAS) so far since it was made mandatory to comply with the standard in 2012.

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Power fluctuations irks Dagapela residents

Electricity: Dagapela dzongkhag may boast of having a hydroelectric project not far away from it, but the growing town cannot get away from a problem that has gripped it for years- power fluctuation.

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MHPA violates employment law

...by temporarily employing more than 180 Bhutanese for more than a year 

Labour: The Mangdechhu Hydropower Project Authority, which has employed more than 180 Bhutanese temporarily for over a year, has violated provisions of the Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan 2007 by not extending the employees’ benefits.

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International Day for disaster reduction observed

IDDR: About 15 schools from Thimphu thromde displayed their models for reducing disaster, which include disaster prevention, mitigation, and preparedness to observe the International Day for Disaster reduction (IDDR) yesterday at the Department of Youth and Sports auditorium in Thimphu.

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Trashigang reports drop in domestic violence cases

Besides increased awareness, most domestic violence cases are resolved at the gewog level resulting in less reporting

Community: Cases related to domestic violence are steadily decreasing in Trashigang according to records with the Royal Bhutan Police.

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