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Interim Government advisors assigned portfolios

The Interim Government advisors assumed their portfolios yesterday.  Chief Advisor Dasho Tshering Wangchuk is responsible for the ministries of Home and Cultural Affairs, and Foreign affairs. Dasho Tshering Wangchuk has a master degree of law from George Washington university law school Washington, DC in 2003. He has a degree in …

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Bhutan -1 deployed into low earth orbit

Limited edition of the 3D stamp was released to mark the event

Bhutan’s first satellite CubeSat Bhutan-1 was deployed from International Space Station (ISS) into the low earth orbit yesterday. This comes after the release of Bhutan-1 along with CubeSats of the Philippines and Malaysia into ISS on June 29. Officials of the information and communications ministry gathered once again at the …

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ACC releases Anim Damcho, detains her nephew, freezes properties

After detaining her for 59 days, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) released the project manager of Buddha Dordenma Image Foundation, Damcho Choden, on August 9. She was released after ACC detained her associate and nephew, Younten Jamtsho.  The commission detained Damcho Choden, popularly known as Anim Damchoe, since June 11 for …

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We tried our best to deliver with humility and dedication

As he leaves office, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay shares with Kuensel his thoughts on the government’s performance in the last five years. Excerpts  What would you consider the government’s biggest achievement in general? The Golden Throne is the soul of our nation and for more than a century our beloved monarchs …

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Our objective was to set an example for future opposition parties

Kuensel’s reporter Tshering Dorji catches up with opposition leader Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) to take stock of the opposition’s performance in the last five years. Excerpts  What was the greatest achievement of the Opposition in the last five years? We are grateful to the people for giving us the mandate to …

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179 students graduate from RIM

179 students received certificates for the completion of five different courses yesterday

At the 22nd Royal Institute of Management (RIM) convocation yesterday, 179 students received certificates for the completion of five different courses.  It saw 34 graduates of class of 2017 and 13 graduates of class of 2018 receiving their Masters in Business Administration. 53 were awarded their Post Graduate Diploma in …

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Landslide triggers major roadblock along T/gang-Kanglung highway

About 32 workers including three machines are deployed to clear the block at Bodidrang, Trashigang since August 9

Works are still being carried out to clear the roadblock at Bodidrang, about 5kms from Kanglung towards Trashigang. Heavy rainfall for almost a week in the area caused a major block around 11:40am on August 9. The block was cleared and opened to traffic towards 5pm that day. However, around 9:30pm of the same day, a …

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ACC dissatisfied with High Court decision

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) said that the High Court judgment acquitting Royal Bhutan Army Major Sigay Tshewang and a non-commissioned officer, Pelpon Nima Gyeltshen, whom the RBA court found guilty of embezzling DeSuung training funds in 2013 was erroneous. The High Court’s bench three on August 2 acquitted the two …

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His Majesty appoints interim government 

His Majesty The King granted a Kasho appointing the Interim Government yesterday at the Tashichhodzong. In accordance with the Constitution, His Majesty The King appointed the Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, as the Chief Advisor of the Interim Government. From Left - Vice Chancellor of Royal University of Bhutan, Nidup Dorji; Chairman of Druk Holding and Investments Ltd., Dasho Ugen Chewang; Chairperson of Royal Civil Service Commission, Dasho Karma Tshiteem; President of Centre for Bhutan Studies Dasho Karma Ura; Chairperson of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Kinley Yangzom; Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk; Governor of Royal Monetary Authority, Dasho Penjore; Managing Director of Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd., Dasho Chhewang Rinzin and Managing Director of Kuensel Corporation Ltd., Bachu Phub Dorji are appointed as advisors who will constitute the Interim Government.

His Majesty The King issued the Royal Kasho appointing the interim government yesterday. As per Article 19, section 2 of the Constitution, “The Interim Government shall consist of a Chief Advisor and other Advisors appointed by the Druk Gyalpo within fifteen days after the dissolution of the National Assembly. The …

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