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Inflation increased to 3.23 percent in March

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) from March 2017 to March 2018 has increased to 3.23 percent, according to the CPI Bulletin for March 2018, released by National Statistics Bureau (NSB) recently. Inflation rate is 0.62 percentage point higher than the previous month (February) which was 2.61 percent and 0.25 percentage …

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Star power and politics in Bhutan

The country so far has seen two actor-turned politicians in the National Assembly, making the new National Council elect from Punakha, Lhaki Dolma the third major movie star to enter Bhutan’s Parliament, This validates that star factor does make a difference in amassing votes in Bhutan apart from their qualification …

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Sonam Pelzom beats 12 men in Mongar

Sonam Pelzom, 32, from Tsamang, the only woman candidate from Mongar won against 12 male candidates including an incumbent and a former NC member. Sonam Pelzom secured a total of 2406 votes, 1394 votes by Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and 1012 by postal ballot. Sonam Wangchuk, an incumbent got 2129 …

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Wangdue re-confides their trust in incumbent Tashi Dorji

Wangdue Phodrang re-elected Tashi Dorji for another five-year term amongst four other competent candidates. Tashi Dorji won by a huge margin after securing a total of 4,995 votes of which 3,818 votes were cast through EVM and 1,177 through the means of Postal Ballot. “I firstly decided to re-contest in …

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