BUSINESS

Meet the new Speaker and Deputy Speaker

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) met in theNational Assembly on Wednesday to elect the Speaker and Deputy Speaker. There were nominations for the posts from both the parties. Wangchuk Namgyel, 55, Nyisho-Sephu constituency in Wangduephodrang was elected as the Speaker after securing a total of 30 …

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A look at DNT’s Economy pledges

With success of every sector hinging on a sound economy, DNT has pledged to create a vibrant economy and a fairer society with decent livelihood opportunities for everyone irrespective of family backgrounds. DNT plans to develop a new vision and economic plan for the country, called Bhutan: Vision 2045 in …

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DPT sweeps Trashiyangtse and Pemagatshel

DPT swept all the five constituencies from two eastern Dzongkhags, Trashiyangtse and Pemagatshel despite an active campaign by the DNT president in the 6 eastern Dzongkhags. Trashiyangtse From Khamdang_Ramjar constituency under Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag, DPT candidate Kuenga Loday secured 3602 votes (EVM: 1869 and PB: 1733) while his opponent Karma Gyeltshen …

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DPT secures Bumthang

Chhoekhor-Tang Demkhong Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) President, Pema Gyamtsho, won from Chhoekhor-Tang constituency after securing a total of 3,251 votes (1,073 PB + 2,178 EVM), while DNT’s Dawa secured a total of 1,536 votes (410 PB + 1126 EVM). Pema Gyamtsho said that it was the choice of the people …

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DPT to campaign in the east in the final leg

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) campaign for the general round started from the south where the party president met the people of Dagana, Tsirang, Sarpang and then moved to Wangdue Phodrang in the last one week. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and DPT started their campaigns from the regions where the parties …

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DPT starts its campaign from the South

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) campaign for the general round started after receiving blessings from the Machhen Lhakhang in Punakha Dzong. The party leader and team then departed on their journey towards Dagana on 24 September, where it held its first campaign meeting. The party leader and representatives met with the …

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Passenger bus and taxi fares revised

The fares for passenger bus and taxi has been revised by the Road safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), following the rise in price of petrol and diesel, and taking into consideration the other operating costs such as, cost of the vehicle, maintenance cost and driver’s salary among others. The revised …

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PDP & DNT in Gasa

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) received the majority of the postal ballot (PB) votes from both the constituencies, Khamed Lunana and Khatoed Laya, in Gasa. The dzongkhag also favoured Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) during the Primary Round of the National Assembly Election 2018. In Khamed Lunana constituency, PDP a total of …

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DNT &DPT dominate Paro

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) candidate, Namgay Tshering from Dogar-Shabha secured the highest support with 2,528 votes (2,009 EVM + 519 PB), followed by People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Gem Tshering with 2,389 votes (1,991 EVM + 398 PB), Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) Chencho Dorji secured 1,009 votes (820 EVM + 189 …

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