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North Thimphu poll day on 4th November

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has released a set of election dates related to the North-Thimphu bye-election where the 4th of November has been set as poll day. The Election Commission of Bhutan issued its notification after a Royal Decree of His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo was issued on …

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Bhutan to establish science focused ‘Premier School’ 

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has a proposal to establish Bhutan’s first ‘Premier School’. Like central schools, the premiere school will receive increased funding, and the main objective is to bring about a premier quality of education. The ministry found that the quality of education in science subjects are comparatively …

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All Banks slash loan interest rates


Private sector welcomes the cuts   Following the Bank of Bhutan’s (BoB) move to slash its loan interest rates  earlier this month, all other banks like Bhutan National Bank (BNB), Tashi Bank (T-Bank), Bhutan Development Bank (BDB) including the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) have also cut interest rates …

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DPT alleges and North Thimphu candidate clarifies 


On 9th September, when DPT introduced Chencho Nidup as its new North Thimphu candidate to its party members and the media, requests for interviews or questions from the press were strangely declined. This was because behind the scenes Chencho Nidup’s appearance at the event almost did not happen as the …

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HM Gyaltsuen Graces Commemoration of World Ozone Day

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the commemoration of the World Ozone Day in Thimphu. During the event,

the National Environment Commission launched their guidelines for paperless offices, and the World Wildlife Fund

Bhutan released a report on Water outlining risks and opportunities for development. Besides being the UNEP

Ozone Ambassador, Her Majesty also works closely with various environment agencies and organisations.

Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, the Ozone Ambassador graced the occasion. Various ministries, agencies and schools participated at the event. The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone layer is an international treaty that addresses the depletion of Ozone layer by gradually phasing out the use of Ozone Depleting Substances. …

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