Sonam Yangdon

JAB presented awards to 20 journalists for their work

Journalist Association of Bhutan (JAB) hoisted its fourth Annual Journalism Award on May 3rd coinciding with the World Press Freedom Day. The event was graced by His Excellency Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Honourable Speaker, ministers, journalist from different media houses, representatives from various CSOs and event sponsors among other …

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Her Majesty graces Tarayana fair

Tarayana Foundation celebrated its fifteenth Foundation day at the Tarayana Park in the capital on Friday with the theme “Tarayana since 2003: 15 Years of Service from the Heart”. The event was graced by Her Majesty The Queen Mother Gyalyum Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, and other …

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Star power and politics in Bhutan

The country so far has seen two actor-turned politicians in the National Assembly, making the new National Council elect from Punakha, Lhaki Dolma the third major movie star to enter Bhutan’s Parliament, This validates that star factor does make a difference in amassing votes in Bhutan apart from their qualification …

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Wangdue re-confides their trust in incumbent Tashi Dorji

Wangdue Phodrang re-elected Tashi Dorji for another five-year term amongst four other competent candidates. Tashi Dorji won by a huge margin after securing a total of 4,995 votes of which 3,818 votes were cast through EVM and 1,177 through the means of Postal Ballot. “I firstly decided to re-contest in …

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