Thursday , August 16 2018

Our objective was to set an example for future opposition parties

Kuensel’s reporter Tshering Dorji catches up with opposition leader Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) to take stock of the opposition’s performance in the last five years. Excerpts  What was the greatest achievement of the Opposition in the last five years? We are grateful to the people for giving us the mandate to …

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179 students graduate from RIM

At the 22nd Royal Institute of Management (RIM) convocation yesterday, 179 students received certificates for the completion of five different courses.  It saw 34 graduates of class of 2017 and 13 graduates of class of 2018 receiving their Masters in Business Administration. 53 were awarded their Post Graduate Diploma in …

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Landslide triggers major roadblock along T/gang-Kanglung highway

Works are still being carried out to clear the roadblock at Bodidrang, about 5kms from Kanglung towards Trashigang. Heavy rainfall for almost a week in the area caused a major block around 11:40am on August 9. The block was cleared and opened to traffic towards 5pm that day. However, around 9:30pm of the same day, a …

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ACC dissatisfied with High Court decision

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) said that the High Court judgment acquitting Royal Bhutan Army Major Sigay Tshewang and a non-commissioned officer, Pelpon Nima Gyeltshen, whom the RBA court found guilty of embezzling DeSuung training funds in 2013 was erroneous. The High Court’s bench three on August 2 acquitted the two …

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His Majesty appoints interim government 

His Majesty The King issued the Royal Kasho appointing the interim government yesterday. As per Article 19, section 2 of the Constitution, “The Interim Government shall consist of a Chief Advisor and other Advisors appointed by the Druk Gyalpo within fifteen days after the dissolution of the National Assembly. The …

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Cabinet resigns from office

As the interim government took over the reins of the  government yesterday, the outgoing prime minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay said the government had left behind legacies and good precedents for the future governments. Following the Royal Kasho appointing advisors of the interim government, Dasho Tshering Tobgay and out-going ministers signed …

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Picture story

After signing the government order relinquishing the office at the Lhengye Zhuntsho Meeting Hall yesterday, the prime minister and the cabinet ministers handed over the official duty vehicles yesterday.

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ECB cautions former education minister

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has cautioned the former education minister, Norbu Wangchuk, for violating election code of conduct. The commission has written the letter in response to Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) allegations against the former minister stating that despite being aware of the election code of conduct, People’s …

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Three detained for theft of Paris Polyphylla roots

Thimphu police has arrested three men for theft of 402 kilograms of Paris Polyphylla roots. According to police, the incident happened on August 1 around 4pm when the suspects claiming to be buyers collected eight sacks of the roots worth about Nu 3.23 million from a house in Motithang in …

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