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Court language being questioned

Judiciary: The recent verdict on the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s defamation case against Dasho Benji, delivered in English, raises the question about the language of the courts.

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Former education minister receives award

Award: Former education minister and president of Royal Thimphu College (RTC), Thakur S Powdyel, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by Samata Sahitya Academy, a philanthropic organisation based in Mumbai, India.

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ePIS to begin in February in Paro

Update: An electronic Patient Information System (ePIS) for Paro that was planned since last year is now scheduled for launch next month, according to health ministry officials.

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Gelephu clears bushy areas

Initiative: Bushy areas in Gelephu will soon be turned into agricultural land.

People in Gelephu gewog began clearing bushy areas from September last year. About 35 percent of bush land remains to be cleared.

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36 game-changers in the new EDP

Policy: Call it a “game changer” or the revised economic development policy (EDP), its goal will be to achieve a minimum average economic growth rate of 10 percent and achieve the nation’s ambition to emerge as a middle-income country by 2020.

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