Saturday , August 27 2016
  • Laws unclear on MPs’ study leave

    The recent case of an MP resigning after being denied study leave has also sparked debate on whether MPs should pursue such activities while in service

    Parliament: The recent incident of a Member of Parliament (MP) resigning after being denied study leave has sparked debate on whether an MP is entitled to such long-term leave while still serving.

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Monks learn to manage disaster


Disaster: To increase the knowledge on disaster risk reduction and preparedness of nuns and monks, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and focal persons from central monastic body conducted disaster management training at Sangchoekhor monastic school in Paro.

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Replacement land sought


Land: Land owners in Wangdicholing village in Bumthang are calling for the government to provide them with land replacement as no new constructions are permitted if their plots fall on the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood zone.

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Art exhibition: ‘Her Expression III’ begins


Art: ‘Her Expression III’ – an exhibition by Bhutanese female artists saw many breaking away from the convention and showcasing artworks that were not only simply beautiful to look at but also conveying significant messages.

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Langchenphu farmers in need of irrigation channel


Agriculture: The people of sixteen households of lower Langchenphu village in Samdrupjongkhar are in desperate need of a permanent irrigation channel. Growing paddy, their main cash crop, is increasingly becoming difficult without a dependable irrigation channel.

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Forestry offices merger won’t affect services: PM


Visit: Merging the dzongkhag forestry sector with the divisional offices will not impact the quality and access to such services, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said after concerns were raised during his gewog meeting programme in Kawang gewog yesterday.

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Zhung Dratshang goes online


ICT: His Holiness the Je Khenpo yesterday launched the website of the Zhung Dratshang (Central Monastic Body) at the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu.

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Strengthening ACC to fight corruption


HR: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) to ensure the former has enough human resources to fight corruption, yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu