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DNT stands to lose Home Minister after conviction

The Thimphu District Court’s conviction of the current Home Minister Lyonpo Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen today for two months for claiming vehicle insurance worth Nu 226,546 fraudulently means the minister will have to vacate his office, unless he appeals to the High Court. This is because an elected official convicted of …

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Understanding Bhutan and Modi 2.0

Before the 2018 elections the perception in many capitals, including Delhi, was that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) government stood a pretty good chance of making a comeback. There was also a good personal equation and chemistry between Dasho Tshering Tobgay and the more elderly PM Narendra Modi. New Delhi …

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No action against DG for violating diplomatic protocol

The Director General (DG) of the Department of Employment and Human Resources, Sherab Tenzin, had written directly to Bhutan’s Honorary Consul in Japan on 26 July, without informing the Cabinet or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The DG’s letter to Honorary Consul Dr Ryoichi Nagata had come in as a surprise to the Prime …

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