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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Minister fields questions on thromde issues

... such as water shortage and accessibility for the disabled 

Assembly: There is no specific policy on making public infrastructure, private buildings and public spaces disabled-friendly said the works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden during the National Assembly’s question hour yesterday.

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Research centre to improve medical services

The centre is also expected to reduce referral costs

Medical: With the establishment of the Centre for Research in Respiratory and Neuroscience, the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMBS) is going a step beyond medical education and patient care, the faculty of postgraduate medicine’s dean, Dr Tashi Tenzin said during the launch of the centre yesterday.

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Bangladesh President to arrive July 1

State visit: At the invitation of His Majesty The King, President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid, will arrive in the countryon July 1 on a four-day state visit, according to a foreign affairs press release.

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SDF signs MoU with SARCO


Agreement: The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the SAARC Arbitration Council (SARCO) to synergise the skills, strengths and competencies of the two agencies, yesterday. This is expected to contribute towards the economic development and social progress of the region.

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A thriving milk business


Livestock: It is a usual sight to see empty and milk-filled jerry cans left on wooden benches along the Chamkhar-Chokhortoe road in Bumthang every morning and evening.

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One missing, three injured in accident


Accident: A Santro car that was returning to Paro from Thimphu veered off the road and into the river about 2km from Chuzom towards Paro. Of the four occupants, three of them including the driver were immediately rushed to the Paro hospital by a group of people who were at the scene during the incident.

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NC to track implementation of its recommendations

The 17th NC session concluded on June 24

Parliament: The National Council (NC) is focused on strengthening itself as an institution that is crucial for the success of Bhutanese democracy. This was the message of the Council’s second press conference held in Thimphu yesterday.

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Chief of Police retires after eight years, eight months

He was awarded two consecutive extensions for his excellent performance 

Retirement: After having strived for more than half of his life ensuring law and order in the community in various capacities, Chief of Police Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel left office yesterday at the age of 61.

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NA to deliberate Red Cross bill in winter session

Assembly: In what appeared to be the first deliberation uniting the government and the opposition, the National Assembly (NA) decided to deliberate the Red Cross Society bill in the winter session after its legislative committee presented the bill to the house yesterday.

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110,000 youth to be vocationally skilled by 2026


Labour: With the implementation of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) blueprint, about 110,000 youth will be skilled in ten years (2016 to 2026), labour and human resources minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo said during the launch of the blueprint and National Workforce Plan 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