Update: Although the Education City chapter is closed, as far as the project is concerned, the fate of its secretariat and the team remain uncertain with the government still undecided on how to go about hereafter.
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said they would have to look into it.
“Considering the work at hand and the new developments, we will see whether a full-fledged secretary is required or not,” lyonchhoen, at eighth meet the press session [... Read More]
That, the prime minister felt, was all that was necessary for people to know
Meet the press: The only detail, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shared with the media regarding the pay commission’s report was that salary revision would be implemented by July 1 this year.
But before that, he said the report would be deliberated in the coming Parliament session.
Sharing further details, he said would create unnecessary debates that would make it difficult for the [... Read More]
The govt. has appointed a person, solely dedicated to proposing how to restart the business
Meet the press: The government is in the final stages of reinstating the Bhutan Lottery business, which the former government closed after Kerala government in India complained of irregularities.
During the election, the government had pledged to reinstate the lottery business within 100 days, one of the measures it had identified to increase Rupee earnings.
Finance minister Namgay Dorji during the [... Read More]
At the meet the press session yesterday, the members of the Cabinet, four of them to be precise that forms the executive arm of the government were of the view the Pay Commission’s report was best left veiled.
Away from the media’s glare, they said the contents of the report would be unsullied from the subsequent media analysis, followed by disparate points of views that emerged from the public that eventually led to unnecessary speculations.
It was [... Read More]
Signing: The capital district, by this time next year, should produce four metric ton of paddy, one and half metric ton of wheat, five metric ton of vegetables, five metric ton of milk and one metric ton of yak meat.
This was what Thimphu pledged to fulfill food and nutrition security, as the dzongda signed the performance agreement with the Prime Minister yesterday.
The dzongkhag will also install a two-kilometre electric fencing and construct three-kilometre [... Read More]
Meet the press: The government and the Royal Monetary Authority are at variance on the issue of electric vehicles.
While the government continues to do all it can to promote electric cars, the latter felt it was not a priority and directed all banks not to provide loans for those wishing to buy electric cars.
Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay agreed of the gap existing between the two institutions in relation to electric cars.
Last month, the central [... Read More]
Quota: The discussion on quota for women to join politics might have ended with the conference on Women in Politics, but it has triggered further debate among people outside of it.
During the April 2 conference at Terma Linca in Thimphu, participants felt the need for an environment conducive enough for more women to participate, not just in politics but in all other fields.
“It’s not about whether quota was right or wrong, but how [... Read More]
Landholdings: As landholdings get increasingly fragmented among family members in Trashigang, construction of homes are increasing and arable land decreasing.
Tao Tshering, from Joenla under Radhi is constructing a two-story traditional house on an 11 decimal dry land he inherited from his father. Chador, 75, had distributed his 33 decimal land equally between three sons.
Areas used for cultivating cereals are now increasingly used for building houses and increasing population exerts pressure on limited agricultural [... Read More]
Exhibition: While there are over a 100 traditional tea kettles in the national museum’s possession, only about 30 of the most unique are exhibited at the museum in Paro.
The kettles are displayed as a part of a tea kettle exhibition, which was inaugurated yesterday by the National Council chairperson, Dasho (Dr) Sonam Kinga.
The tea kettles were contributed mostly by the Royal Family in 1968 while others were bought using a fund, kept aside [... Read More]