The country’s dependence on a single source of income has many critics vocally worried
Hydropower: The concern that a small landlocked country is too dependent on a single export commodity, electricity, is growing, with critics getting louder that the country is risking its future without diversifying its economy base.
Council: The National Council, yesterday, resolved to seek the Supreme Court’s opinion over Business Opportunity Information Centre’s (BOiC) legality, but only after submitting the issue to His Majesty the King, as per the procedure outlined in the Constitution.
Visit: His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen spent three days in Sakteng, arriving from Merak on the evening of May 27.
No slaughterhouse among mega livestock projects initiated by govt. in 11th Plan
Council: Reiterating the government’s stand on the slaughterhouse, the agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji, yesterday informed the National Council that imported meat would be processed at the planned meat-processing unit.
After serving in the judiciary for 17 years, former judge Shera Lhendup resigned in 2009 and started a private law firm. On May 22, he was appointed as the new Attorney General.
He shares his views on the appointment and responsibility with Kuensel’s Sonam Pelden. Excerpts
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After the installation of a vibration-monitoring device, complaints have even dried up
MHPA: Almost two years after the installation of a vibration-monitoring device, no recent damage has been reported on the Choetse dzong and Ta dzong from blasting at the Mangdechu hydropower project dam site.
The practice is widespread in villages, where most items are way past their sell by dates
Commerce: Although the practice has declined, retail and wholesale shops in Trashigang still sell expired goods, residents say.
Bhutan Jobs, the event organiser, is the first ever in-country employment agent
Employment: At the 12th National Job Fair in Thimphu yesterday, the Labour Minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, said that overall unemployment rate in the country had decreased from 2.9 percent in 2013 to 2.6 percent in 2014.
Given the high attrition rate in the profession, there’s a need for an incentive
Nursing: To retain and make an enabling environment for nurses in the country, the government will explore possibilities of providing nurses with night duty allowances, the prime minister, Tshering Tobgay, said during the question hour session of the National Assembly yesterday.
This means that house constructions, inter alia, can take off after a long dormant spell
Construction: Developmental activities in six constituencies of Samgdrupjongkhar thromde can start with 200 lagthrams (landownership certificate) issued recently.
Assembly: Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden informed National Assembly members that, of the total of 49 households on the Semtokha-Dochula stretch that were affected while widening the road, 47 were provided cash compensation for land, and two were to be given land substitute.