Tuesday , September 27 2016
  • Bhutan hopes to expand peacekeeping role

    The foreign minister said at the 71st session of the UNGA UN: Bhutan hopes to expand its contribution to the UN peacekeeping effort in coming years, foreign affairs minister, Damcho Dorji said during his address to the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24.

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Govt. questions opposition’s credibility on PIT

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Tax: The opposition’s claims on the government refusing to introduce the new tax slab of 30 percent for the upper income group stating that ministers fall within this bracket, is an act of undermining the government by misrepresentation of truth, the Prime Minister said.

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Samdrupjongkhar to have two thrompon candidates

However, zomdu results were not accepted by a third aspiring thrompon candidate who is now demanding clarification on some issues 

LG: Amid much confusion, the zomdu results were not accepted by aspiring thrompon candidate, Sangay Tenzin from Kipse constituency under Samdrupjongkhar thromde, who did not receive enough “Yes” votes during a Zomdu held on August 19 in Dewathang.

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Gasa wants stronger local BPC presence

The dzongkhag faces frequent power cuts whenever it rains or there are strong winds, and during the winters

Electricity: To provide faster restoration works and help reduce frequent power fluctuations in Gasa, the dzongkhag has recommended that Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) strengthen its human resources in Gasa.

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Laws on pet dogs to be reviewed

Meat shops will also be relocated as part of the effort to control the dog population besides mass sterilisation  Canines: Thimphu thromde will meet with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests to discuss reviewing legislations and guidelines to control dogs and impose fines on dog owners, who do not care for their pets.

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Government respects SC writ: PM

LG: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that his government welcomes the Supreme Court writ issued to the Election Commission to defer thromde elections in the remaining 16 dzongkhags.

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Defamation case will be a landmark case: PM

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Social Media: With the recent defamation case between a businessman and a freelance journalist  underway for the sharing of a post on social media, proper use of the platform was discussed during the 26th Meet the Press yesterday.

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My Country, My Town

  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu