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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Lightning kills one in Gomtu

Hazard: Just a few days after a student was killed by lightning in Samdrupjongkhar, a 22-year-old truck handy man died yesterday in Gomtu after also being struck by lightning. The incident occurred at around 1pm at the Jigme mining site in Pagli, Gomtu, Samtse .

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Fire razes three houses in Mongar

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Fire:  A fire razed three traditional houses, the attics of two other buildings, and caused a traditional house to be dismantled to create a firebreak in Mongar yesterday.

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NC member instructed to leave constituency

Ministers and parliament members cannot undertake trips or official tours to a demkhong during the election period

LG: Trongsa’s National Council (NC) member Tharchen is expected to leave his dzongkhag today following the dzongkhag election authority’s notification that was served to him on August 12.

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Governing non-tariff paying tourists

In wake of increasing regional tourists visiting the country 

Tourism: Introduction of a green tax, monitoring of vehicle road worthiness and hotel occupancy, and mandatory services of licensed guides are some of the measures that the government could implement to handle the increasing regional or non-tariff paying tourists.

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Zhung Dratshang, youth groups observe youth day

Community: His Holiness the Je Khenpo granted an audience to 400 youths from eight schools in Thimphu and the Youth Group Association of Bhutan (YGAB) at the Kuenrey of the Trashichhodzong in Thimphu, to observe International Youth Day on August 13.

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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