Sunday , August 28 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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Confusion between zomdus and polls

The confusion is attributed to inadequate attendance of voter education programmes carried out by ECB

LG: Despite many rounds of voter education programmes carried out by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), voters say they are confused between the ongoing zomdu and polls that will be held on September 27.

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Graduates quiz RCSC commissioners

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NGOP: There has been a communication gap between the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) and Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) regarding some of the courses conducted by the universities in the country, a commission member with RCSC, Kesang Deki said at the ongoing National Graduates Orientation Programme (NGOP), yesterday.

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Ratings website launched

Tech: An online platform, hangouts.bt, which will benefit the hospitality services in the country, was launched by Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo yesterday. Users can search for information on restaurants, cafés, bars, bistros, drayangs, and other establishments, among others. Users can accordingly rate and review these establishments.

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Tough call for ECB

The ECB is expected to allow the affected voters to vote from their respective gewogs  

LG Election: Following the recent Supreme Court (SC) writ declaring the newly established thromdes unconstitutional, confusion over whether the people can vote from their gewogs that form part of the thromdes has become an issue.

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DNT stopped from visiting schools

Govt. maintains that the education ministry’s prior approval is required Politics: The Ministry of Education (MoE) stopping Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) from visiting central schools to conduct research is being dubbed as discriminatory and conflicting with the provisions of the political party rules, 2015.

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Korean company to carry out community work in Bhutan

Volunteers: A South Korean company, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) as a part of its corporate social responsibility will create a children’s playground, conduct an eye camp, and install solar street lighting in Bhutan, according to a press release issued by the Tarayana Foundation.

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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