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3 arrested in one day from Phuentsholing and Gedu for drugs

Phuentsholing police apprehended two suspects on 31 May from the pedestrian entry gate in Phuentsholing. The suspects are 29 years old and 21 years old. From the older suspect who works in the private sector, the police seized 66 capsules of SP+, 4 capsules of Pyeevon Spas Plus that was …

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FDI created 4,871 jobs in Bhutan

According to figures revealed at the Better Business Summit in Thimphu, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) companies helped to create employment opportunities for 4,871 workers, of which 93 percent are locals. A senior industry officer of Ministry of Economic Affairs, Sonam Lhamo, said as per the annual FDI Report 2017, the …

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DNT’s first convention for 2018 elections on 13th May

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), one of the two registered parties outside the Parliament, say they are stronger now than before, and working hard to win the Third General Elections in 2018. When other political parties are actively introducing their candidates all over the social media and on their own …

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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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Former MP wins from Trashigang

Lhatu, 51, from Lumang, a former Member of Parliament (MP) in the National Assembly, was nominated as the National Council member from Trashigang after securing the majority votes. Lhatu secured a total of 4,284 votes, 1933 votes by EVM and 2351 votes by Postal Ballot. The second biggest vote went …

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Sarpang has an Educated farmer as its new NC

35 year old Anand Rai from Gakiling gewog won the NC election from Sarpang Dzongkhag with a total of 4,278 votes of which, 3,534 votes are through EVM and 744 were through postal ballots. Anand Rai was an educated farmer for the past seven years prior to contesting for the …

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