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NC’s mining report criticizes government mismanagement

The report also advised that issuances of mining licenses be frozen till issues are resolved The National Council (NC) in its comprehensive mining report says existing mines and quarries are not regulated and managed to optimize equitable public socio-economic benefits and also lack environmental soundness. This was one of the …

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PDP reveals 25 of its hopefuls for 2013

  PDP  introduced 25 of their candidates for 2013  and also confirmed that it has 40 candidates so far. The majority of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidates are the former candidates of the party. Just like the 2008 candidates the candidates for the upcoming election are mostly qualified, experienced and …

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Speaker to re-contest for the 2013 elections

PM says he is happy to accept the Speakers nomination In an exclusive interview with The Bhutanese the Speaker Jigme Tshultim has announced that he will be re-contesting his seat for the 2013 General Elections. “Given the choice I would like to retire from politics but as a public figure …

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Parliamentary Entitlement Act Shelved

The proposal by the National Assembly to amend the Parliamentary Entitlement Act has been shelved. “The entitlement bill has been shelved because we could not reach an agreement,” said the Speaker, Jigme Tshultim. National Assembly MPs until recently had been discussing with National Council MPs on the possibility of amending …

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DNT introduces eight more

On 22 February the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) revealed the third batch of its eight candidates. With this DNT has introduced 24 candidates out of 40 confirmed candidates. Chhatraman Chhetri He will contest from Pataley-Tsirangtoe, Tsirang Dzongkhag. The 47-year old decided to join politics since he felt it was a …

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