Category Archives: Politics

Race for third National Council begins

The race for National Council has finally formally begun with 130, almost double to last election, aspirants from 20 districts vying for 20 positions. Most of the candidates are young and some recent graduates too. Of the 130 candidates running

Lily Wangchuk abandons her party DCT for DPT

Bhutan will have one less political party in the upcoming National Assembly elections, likely to he held in August-September this year. With Druk Chirwang Tshogpa (DCT) president Lily Wangchuk securing candidacy with Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), the DCT is likely

Parties gear up for elections

As the country prepares for the third parliamentary election, political parties are busy making several changes in their structures, prepare strategies, hold conventions, elect leaders and nominate candidates. Other than Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) currently

India’s army chief secretly visits Bhutan

India has not trusted China with regard to the agreement reached on encroachment of Doklam plateau in Bhutan and it is taking every possible steps to ensure the northern giant does not come in again. Indian Army Chief General Bipin

National Council election set for April 20

Election Commission of Bhutan has announced that it will hold elections for the third National Council on April 20. According to the commission, the candidates will have a month to campaign and request for votes as the formal election campaign

ECB gives fewer representation to southern Bhutan in NA

The final delimitation of the Election Commission for the purpose of National Assembly election, scheduled for this year, appears very prejudiced towards the southern Bhutan. The striking bias is observed in Samtse. This district has 44,957 voters against 44,525 voters

Don’t organise public gathering, ECB notifies

Election Commission of Bhutan has issued a public notice stating that general public must not organise any form of religious or other events during the election period. The commission advised the public to avoid such events to ensure the smooth,

Rizal calls Nepal to raise refugee issue with India

Coinciding with the visit of Indian Minister for Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj to Nepal, Bhutanese democratic leader in exile Tek Nath Rizal has called on Nepal government to table the issue of exiled Bhutan with India. Swaraj arrived Kathmandu on

Zhemgang DT claims people supported ‘go-kira’ rule

Despite the online backlash and social media canvassing, the Zhemgang District Assembly claimed the national dress rule it enforced is backed by 99 percent of the people in the district. The assembly members claimed to have made consultation with the

Thinley makes first public appearance after four years

The former Prime Minsiter Jigme Y Thinley has made a surprising public appearance in Western Australia after four years of silence. Thinley has remained out of public appearance since his part lost election in 2013. Thinley was in Western Australia