Friday , November 27 2015

Breaking News
  • Deadlock on thromdes again

    LG: From confusion on voting procedures to accusations flying back and forth, the deliberations on thromde at the joint sitting of the Parliament yesterday failed to reach a consensus on deciding Pemagatshel’s dzongkhag and yenlag thromde and Paro’s yenlag thromde (satellite town.)

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Latest News

PM speaks to graduates on sovereignty


Orientation: Starting with the ongoing boundary issues with China in his address to the graduates during the closing of the National Graduates Orientation Program (NGOP), Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday spoke to the graduates on the country’s journey as a sovereign nation.

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BKP questions BOiC merger

BOiC: The Bhutan Kuen-nyam Party (BKP), in a press release issued yesterday, has called for the government to be held accountable for creating the Business Opportunity Information Centre (BOiC) illegally and despite warnings provided by the party.

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Controversies surrounding Bumdra campsite

A verification team from Paro dzongkhag is due to visit the site

Tourism: Following allegations of a permanent private campsite set up at Bumdra, above Taktshang monastery, the Paro dzongkhag administration will send a verification team to the area this week.

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Date set for children’s parliament elections

Democracy: The first-ever Bhutan Children’s Parliament (BCP) election for its National Council and National Assembly members will occur on September 12, the election commission has announced through a notification.

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Pemagatshel DT endorses Denchi as dzongkhag thromde


Thromde: Denchi town in Pemagatshel will be the dzongkhag thromde and Nganglam, the yenlag throm. The dzongkhag tshogdu during its 10th sitting yesterday decided this through a secret ballot where 14 of the 20 members voted for Denchi as the dzongkhag thromde. Pemagatshel has 11 gewogs,

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Former minister to appeal Supreme Court

Update: The former foreign minister and Haa dzongdag, Rinzin Dorje has decided to appeal to the Supreme Court against the High Court’s September 3 verdict that convicted him to a year in prison.

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Towards resolving career stagnation

RCSC: A health technician recently resigned from the civil service although he has 18 more years before he reached the age of superannuation. He resigned because he saw no future in his career.

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A green movement in government procurement


Initiative to encourage reducing goods that impact the environment

Seminar: Durability and environmental impact of a public procurement should be given equal weightage for selecting a tender, besides the price.

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My Country, My Town

  • New Age cattle feed: Ever wonder how milk comes in plastic packets? It’s all part and parcel of a cow’s diet today! Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • New use for old caps: While the bench may gain a longer innings, the butt may not feel so grateful Photo by Dorji Pelzang
  • Welcome, have a bite of maize while you wait: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home Photo by Sonam Jamtsho, Paro
  • Starting young: Pup showing signs of either potential to be, or previous life as, a sheepdog? Photo by Tashi Dawa, Tingtibi