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Parties raise concerns over politicisation of civil service

The decision of some of the senior civil servants to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as candidates for the upcoming National Assembly election has raised questions on the civil service being politicised. PDP has officially declared 11 senior former civil servants as its candidate for the upcoming election. The party …

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44 farm machinery centres to open this month

More than 35 of these power tillers at the FMCL compound, Paro will be moved to Gelephu, Sarpang

Lack of timber and state land, among others has forced the Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd (FMCL) to reduce its target of setting up 65 centres to 44 by June 25. FMCL has completed constructing seven centres while 13 others are complete but not activated. The remaining would be completed this …

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Cordycep collectors return to Wangdue from Lunana

About 10 police personnel and five foresters are deployed at Gangchenphu in Lunana to keep a strict watch on intruders from other dzongkhags and illegal collection of cordyceps. The deployment was made following a dispute last week where about 1,000 cordycep collectors from four gewogs of Kazhi, Sephu, Dangchu and …

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People offer wishes to Her Majesty

Representatives from the Taxi Tshogpa, Centenary Farmer’s Market, National Veterinary Hospital, and health services personnel offered Tashi Khadhar to Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen who turned 28 yesterday. The group received an audience with His Majesty The King, in the presence of Her Majesty and His Royal Highness the Gyalsey. In …

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HM plants Jangchub Shing at Damphu CS in Tsirang

In 1985, the Coronation Day of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo was declared as Social Forestry Day. Thousands of trees are planted on this day every year throughout the country. To mark the occasion, His Majesty The King planted a Jangchub Shing (Ficus Religiosa) at Damphu Central School in …

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Parliament session will not deliberate 12th Plan: Speaker

After an intensive discussion among members from the ruling party and the opposition, the plenary held at the National Assembly conference hall yesterday decided to table an interim budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 in the 11th upcoming parliament session. Speaker Jigme Zangpo, who chaired the meeting, told Kuensel that …

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