There were seven memos against him w.r.to the construction of three domestic airports
The royal audit authority (RAA) has issued audit clearance to Druk Phuensum tshogpa’s Shompangkha candidate, the former information and communications minister, who had about seven audit memos against him in connection with the construction of three domestic airports.
The memos against the former minister were on irregularities in tender evaluation and possible existence of conflict of interests.
Officials from RAA said they issued the clearance [... Read More]
It would be no exaggeration to say that last evening almost every TV set in the country was tuned to watch the live debate amongst the presidents of the four political parties, and the question and answer session that followed.
There was a palpable sense of excitement among the electorate on how the presidents would fare, being pitched against one another in an open debate for everyone to see. And, since it was the leader of [... Read More]
The country’s short-term borrowings will continue to balloon for the foreseeable future
Even after Punatshangchu I is commissioned after 2016, the economy’s short term-rupee liabilities would still be around INR (Indian rupee) 40B, a draft report put together by the finance ministry indicates.
Short-term rupee liabilities include borrowings to meet consumption expenditure from commercial banks in India, with 10 percent average interest rates, and the standby credit facility from the Indian government at five percent interest rate.
The [... Read More]
The semifinals of Thimphu Thromdey inter school basketball tournament will be played between Rinchen HSS and Pelkhil HSS boys. Motithang HSS girls will play Loselling today at Swimming pool basket ball court.
The tournament began on May 7 and ends tomorrow.
Network congestion was caused by a lot of new users and even more data activity
Increased users and heavier data activity is being attributed for 3G (third generation) network congestion being experienced by users in Thimphu subscribed to services of Bhutan Telecom.
The telecommunications provider messaged customers that their 3G network is experiencing congestion, and urged them to use the older 2G (second generation) network or GSM technology, instead for voice calls, yesterday. The two networks are [... Read More]
The writer argues against the introduction of private medical practice in the country
The issue of private practice has been in the web of national thinking for quite some time now. The debate has been mostly in the public domain but, as a Bhutanese, who will be affected by any decision on the issue, it is our right and responsibility to think about it too.
I have personally come to the conclusion that health care should remain [... Read More]
Tashi, who runs a hotel in Chamkhar town, rushed to prepare evening meals just so she could have time off to watch the presidential debate live on television.
But just as she was all done and set for the debate that was supposed to take off at 6pm, the light went off only to return after it was all over.
“I’m very disappointed,” Tashi said. “The debate could have helped us get a good idea about the [... Read More]
FCB and RMA officials will be on hand to facilitate the new system for Indian bidders
A point of sale (POS) facility has been set up at the FCB auction yard in Phuentsholing to encourage Indian merchants, who come to buy vegetables, to make payments through ATM cards instead of cash.
This comes at the time when a potato auction season is just around the corner.
The decision to have such facility came after FCB explained they cannot [... Read More]
NC to elect chairperson and deputy chairperson tomorrow
The 25 members including five eminent persons of the National Council will nominate candidates among themselves today to elect the council’s chairperson and deputy chairperson, which will be held tomorrow during its first sitting.
The house of review is officially being reconstituted today after a new set of council members were elected from 20 dzongkhags on April 23. Five former eminent persons, Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi, Kuenlay Tshering, Karma [... Read More]
Appeal letters four political parties submitted to ECB
Despite the four other political parties appealing to election commission for “reconsideration” of Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party’s disqualification from the primary round, the commission apparently will not go back on their decision.
Chief election commissioner Dasho Kunzang Wangdi said, as far as the commission was concerned, whatever decision they came out with was as per the Constitution and electoral laws.
“We re-affirm with that,” he said, adding the election process has started and that it was the four [... Read More]