They feel his ‘name-dropping’ exercise was uncalled for and intimidating in nature
NA: Before the National Assembly commenced its deliberation on November 25, the opposition leader, (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho, took the floor to share the opposition members’ shock and disappointment over the Speaker’s statement and name-dropping the day before.
Summing up discussions on whether the Election Act needed amendment, Speaker Jigme Zangpo had reminded the house on November 24, that His Majesty the Fourth King [... Read More]
Council endorses clause that recognises role intelligence plays in fight against illicit trade
NC: Informants should play a critical role if drug trade is to be clamped down, said national council (NC) members yesterday.
The house endorsed that anyone, who informs the authorised agency of the offence against controlled substances, which is a criminal offense, the informant shall be rewarded, according to the rules and regulations.
The clause does not apply to persons working in enforcement [... Read More]
Occasion: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay hands over the special Commemorative Postal cover to Nepal’s Minister for Information and Communications at the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu yesterday Photo: DoI, Nepal
In his address, PM Tshering Tobgay called for more meaningful integration
Summit: Addressing the 18th SAARC summit, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay called for economic integration in the region and urged member states to contribute to remove the barriers.
“The most obvious path for a more prosperous south Asia is through increased intra-regional trade, which is dismally low due to barriers,” he said. Lyonchhoen urged leaders to exercise their political will and take necessary steps to make [... Read More]
If the bill is passed, officers concerned need not resign from civil service on appointment
NA: Commissioners and members of constitutional offices need not resign from the civil service on their appointment.
This change in the entitlement and service conditions (amendment) bill for holders, members and commissioners of constitutional office Act, 2010 was endorsed yesterday through a majority vote after an extensive debate in the Assembly. Twenty-one members voted in favour of amending the Act, [... Read More]
The National Council passed the Tenancy Act 2014 yesterday. This is indeed a piece of good news for thousands of tenants and landlords, particularly in the booming towns of the country.
For far too long we have had to deal with issues of landlords exploiting tenants, and tenants finding ways to get away with it all.
Economic realities change as the sun sets and rises above our heads day after day. So, this reality of all ought [... Read More]
A teacher, who complained about his principal to the ACC, finds himself being victimised
UMSS: In what is a case of alleged misuse of authority, a teacher of Ura middle secondary school (UMSS) in Bumthang, is accusing the school’s principal of unjust treatment.
The issue ensued after dzongkhag officials revealed the teacher’s identity for complaining to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).
The teacher had written to the commission in July, accusing the principal of misusing [... Read More]
A participant tries the new machine
Usha International conducts 10-day training in sewing for 20 participants
Training: Fifty-seven-year-old Rinchen Wangdi had never seen a sewing machine so small that it didn’t even look like it could sew.
Rinchen Wangdi is among the 20 participants at the Tarayana centre in Thimphu currently undergoing a 10-day sewing training.
“It’s very convenient and time saving,” he said, excitedly.
Two trainers from USHA International ltd. are training the participants. The program began on November 24. The participants [... Read More]
However, they have been received recently and are being prescribed for 15-day periods
Health: For the last two months, a shortage of diabetic drugs at the Gelephu regional referral hospital has left many patients concerned.
The drugs are usually prescribed for a month to control the sugar level and hypertension in diabetic patients.
A diabetic patient, Ugyen, 57, from Umling, said he had to get his dose from the Indian border town Dathgiri, as they were [... Read More]
The ADB-funded project is expected to cost between USD 1-4M
Aviation: More than a year after Yonphula domestic airport was closed, the department of civil aviation (DCA) has finally floated a tender for the airport’s enhancement.
The floating of the tender on Tuesday, which also allows international companies to participate, maintains DCA’s target of re-opening the airport by 2016, for now.
For the airport to be completed within 2016, work would have to start by latest [... Read More]
The partner in the Bunakha joint venture project has closed shop but will be back
Hydropower: Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) officials in Phuentsholing clarified that the company has not withdrawn from the 180MW Bunakha reservoir hydroelectric project (BRHEP).
BRHEP would be undertaken as a joint venture between the two public sector companies – Druk Green Power corporation (DGPC) and THDC, India.
THDC will close its Phuentsholing office by the end of this month. However, officials [... Read More]
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