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The 7 candidates explain why they joined PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) introduced seven new candidates last week. The candidates are a mixture of well known National Council faces and senior former bureaucrats, all seen as ‘strong candidates’ based on their background and qualifications.   Former Cabinet Secretary, Kinzang Wangdi The former Cabinet Secretary, Kinzang Wangdi, who …

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DNT’s first convention for 2018 elections on 13th May

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), one of the two registered parties outside the Parliament, say they are stronger now than before, and working hard to win the Third General Elections in 2018. When other political parties are actively introducing their candidates all over the social media and on their own …

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Inflation increased to 3.23 percent in March

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) from March 2017 to March 2018 has increased to 3.23 percent, according to the CPI Bulletin for March 2018, released by National Statistics Bureau (NSB) recently. Inflation rate is 0.62 percentage point higher than the previous month (February) which was 2.61 percent and 0.25 percentage …

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Trilateral hydro project still in the works

During the Meet the Press on Friday, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) minister, Lyonpo Leki Dorji highlighted said that while the trilateral Dorji Lung project is still being discussed between Bangladesh, Bhutan and India the government’s priorities are to complete and commission the ongoing five Hydropower projects. The construction of …

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Newcomer win’s NC race in Haa

After doing well in public debates, Ugyen Namgay, from Mochu, Sangbaykha gewog won NC election by 1730 votes. He secured EVM by 1300 votes and got 430 postal ballot votes. He did Masters of Public Policy from ANU, International Diploma from NUEPA, PG Diploma in Public Administration from RIM and …

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