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The govt. did not keep its word: Council

Questioning OAG’s interpretation, the House proposed an amendment of the Mines and Minerals Management Act 1995 National Council members yesterday, proposed to initiate works to amend the Mines and Minerals Management Act 1995 (MMMA) to make it more relevant and aligned to the provisions in the Constitution. Eminent member Tashi …

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HM graces opening of the Parliament’s winter session

His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 10th Session of the Second Parliament yesterday

His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the last winter session of the second Parliament yesterday. Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, members of the Royal Family, foreign dignitaries, senior government officials, students and public also attended the opening ceremony. On behalf of the Parliament, National Assembly Speaker Jigme Zangpo …

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Parliament proposes to retain power to update drug list

The legislative committee of the National Assembly has proposed to empower the Narcotics Control Board to identify and add new drugs as prohibited drugs in consultation with the parliament. Section 59 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse Act 2015 reserves the power to add or delete …

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Bhutan launches USD 43M conservation initiative

Coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen formally launched the “Bhutan for Life” initiative on November 11. Her Majesty presented special recognition to Bhutan For Life partners at the event.

Coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen launched the Bhutan for Life initiative to protect the country’s network of protected areas. Bhutan for Life, a joint initiative of the government and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), worth USD 43M (Nu 2.8 …

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Govt. announces petrol and diesel prices drop

The revised fuel prices will come into effect from 11:11am today coinciding with the birth anniversary of The Fourth Druk Gyalpo

Calls it a gift from His Majesty The King to the people In  commemoration of the 62nd birth anniversary of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the government yesterday announced that the prices of petrol would drop by Nu 10.29 a liter and diesel by Nu 7.75 a liter from …

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Govt announces drop in petrol and diesel prices

To mark the birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gaylpo, the price of petrol will drop by Nu 10.29 a liter and diesel by Nu 7.75 a liter from 11:11am tomorrow, the government announced today in a press conference. The announcement was made after the Government of India recently exempted …

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High Court dismisses DNT’s case against govt.

Attorneys from Office of the Attorney General and Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa discuss the judgment outside the High Court yesterday

Rules that no institution can seek the SC’s opinion The High Court (HC) yesterday dismissed the constitutional case Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) filed in August this year against the government stating that the party does not have locus standi to file a case on fiscal incentives (FI). Locus standi loosely …

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High Court dismisses Constitutional case on fiscal incentives

Breaking: The High Court dismissed the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) Constitutional Case filed against the Government on fiscal incentives in August this year. Among other reasons, the court ruled that the party did not have locus standi or legal standing to sue. The judgment said that DNT has no jurisdiction …

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His Majesty graces Trakhar Kuchoe

An unprecedented number of people attended the concluding day of the Trakhar Kuchoe, gathering at the festival to be doubly blessed by the presence of His Majesty The King. His Majesty yesterday, graced the Kuchoe held annually at Trakhar Nagtshang in Chumey, Bumthang, and granted Tokha to the gathering who …

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