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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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Pemagatshel elects Choining Dorji

47-year-old Choining Dorji from Dechhenling gewog won the majority of the votes to secure his win in Pemagatshel. He got 3,846 votes (2,340 EVM votes and 1,506 Postal Ballot votes).  Sonam Dhendup came second with 2,583 votes followed by Sherig Dentshog with 2,133 votes, Sangay Wangchuk secured 1,821 votes and …

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Bhutan Ambassador presents credentials to Spain King

On 5th April 2018, Ambassador Pema Choden presented her Letter of Credence to His Majesty King Felipe VI accrediting her as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Kingdom of Spain at the Royal Palace in Madrid. His Majesty King Felipe VI welcomed Ambassador Choden to Spain. He conveyed …

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Students from CNR attends dairy training at NJBC

A release from the the National Jersey Breeding Centre under the Agriculture Ministry said a total of 40 students from the Department of Animal Science, College of Natural Resources (CNR) attended the dairy production program at the National Jersey Breeding Centre (NJBC) from 9th to 13th April. It is an …

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