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RBP forwards ‘Water Terrorist’ case to OAG

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has forwarded the case of the ‘Water Terrorist,’ Sangay Dorji to the Office of the Attorney General. Sangay Dorji, who is a man servant not only confessed to pumping in kerosene but also bathroom cleaner Phenol, paint thinner and paint at different times on multiple …

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A North Thimphu landslide with national consequences

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PDP swept all 14 polling stations with wide margins The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Tshering won the North Thimphu by-election with a landslide picking up 75.5 percent of the votes coming to 2032 votes.  The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) candidate Kessang Wangmo got 24.5 percent of the votes coming …

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Bhutan unwittingly has first surrogate birth

A surrogate mother from Hyderabad, India, gave birth to a baby girl on 29th October Saturday night in the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, making it perhaps the first recorded birth of its kind in Bhutan. The baby will be handed over to the real parents by 5th November. …

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PM Vs OL over North Thimphu contest

In a sign of the importance of the North Thimphu contest, both the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader criticized each other’s party candidate’s statements and both also said that they are confident of a win. The Prime Minister focused on the statement made by the DPT candidate Kezang Wangmo …

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Cabinet approves Fixed Deposits to be tax free

The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that the cabinet in a meeting on Friday decided to make Fixed Deposits exempt from taxes. Currently interest earned from fixed deposits in bank is considered to be part of one’s income and so is taxed under the Personal Income Tax. The Bhutanese …

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The North Thimphu manifestos

Both the ruling People’s Democratic Party and the Opposition Druk Phuensum Tshogpa party candidates have released their respective party manifestos. PDP’s Tshering who has a more detailed and longer manifesto made specific promises for different parts of the North Thimphu constituency. The main focus of the candidate is on giving …

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