Bhutan existed as a patchwork of minor warring fiefs until the early 17th century. At that time the lama and military leader Ngawang Namgyal, the first Zhabdrung Rinpoche, who was fleeing religious persecution in Tibet, unified the area and cultivated a distinct Bhutanese identity. In the early 20th century, Bhutan came into contact with the British Empire and retained strong bilateral relations with India upon its independence. In 2006, based on a global survey, Business Week rated Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and the eighth-happiest in the world.
... nomination papers to the concerned ReturningOfficers ... According to the rules of election conduct in Bhutan, 2022, a candidate for an elective office in Bhutan will not switch political parties during an election until after the conclusion of the primary round of elections.
The rest remain in Bhutan but are no longer working as journalists ... According to a survey conducted by the Journalists Association of Bhutan in August 2022, the Prime Minister’s Office received the highest rating on providing access to information, and may serve as an example for other offices and future governments.
The Office of MediaArbitrator has identified over 13 posts that may potentially discredit political parties or sway votes and asked to remove them ... To aid the Office of Media Arbitrator, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has appointed social media monitors in each dzongkhag, with six officials assisting the Media Arbitrator in Thimphu alone.
A recent office order from the RoyalBhutanPolice stated that they have found that officers and other ranks are taking part in political activities through social media platforms ... Another order from the Royal Bhutan Army cautions officers of consequences of getting involved in political activities.
The RoyalBhutanArmy headquarters on November 19 issued a circular to all its personnel reminding them to ‘remain apolitical’ and ‘NOT get involved in any political activities’ ... “The police headquarters found that officers and other ranks are taking part in political activities by engaging through social media platforms,” the office order stated.
Thousands of tourists enter Bhutan through Phuentshogling each year ... Bhutan mulls ways to boost tourism in Chhukha, promote business tourism in Phuentshogling (FilePhoto) ... We can also look at hosting marriage parties for our neighbours," said the RegionalSecretary of BCCI in Phuentshogling, Kelzang, according to Bhutan Live.
Members of Parliament (MP) will have offices in their respective constituencies ...The RoyalBhutanPolice will be the main disaster management agency, reduce road right of way from 50ft to 20ft, offer skill programs to village youth and farmers, and facilitate low-cost modular housing for low-income individuals if DTT is elected.