Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (File photo)Kuensel

In the service of their folks

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Last July, RENEW conducted a workshop in Tsirang for RENEW microfinance members to create awareness on social rights and   sexual hygiene. The members were expected to go out, spread the message and create a difference. Members today claim the awareness campaign is working.
From left-Defenders FC’s Coach Dudley Lincoln Steinwall and Captain Sunil Roshan (Photo: BFF)Kuensel

Paro FC to take home advantage

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Paro FC (PFC) enjoys double advantage going into the second qualifying match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup against Defenders FC (DFC) at Changlimithang Stadium today at 2:30pm.  
Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (File photo)Kuensel

Bhutanese truck drivers attacked at Fulbari

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Two Bhutanese truck drivers ferrying boulders to Bangladesh were brutally beaten by local residents at Fulbari, the Indian town that borders Banglabandha, Bangladesh on January 27.  The incident occurred between 2pm and 3pm at Fulbari, which is about 160km from Phuentsholing. They were beaten up for not being able to pay a donation for a local ritual.
Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (File photo)Kuensel

7% GST is reasonable for an import driven nation

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The intent of the goods and services tax (GST) is to initialise a robust and smart taxation system and this must begin without placing undue burden on the people and businesses, according to Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering. If the intention was to strengthen revenue, a GST of nine percent or higher would make for an affirmative fiscal position.
Chairperson of the NC’s Good Governance Committee, LhatuKuensel

NC proposes longer work experience for constitutional post holders

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A common issue in the past, related to constitutional post holders and its members, was the early retirement age, especially when they were at the peak of their career.
Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (File photo)Kuensel

MPs find fine-tuning policy concerning farm shops necessary

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The members of National Assembly yesterday decided that further discussions is needed to fine-tune plans and policies regarding the farm shops in the country. Policy changes and recommendations will be presented in the next parliament session.  
Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (File photo)Kuensel

Coronavirus at the doorstep. What are we doing?

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We now know a lot more about coronavirus. Each new day we are…
Work in progressKuensel

Jitti lift irrigation gets a shot in the arm

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The Jitti lift irrigation channel at Singeygang in Tashichholing, Samtse, which has remained idle since the completion of its construction three years ago, could finally come to life.  
MP Dorji WangdiKuensel

LG need adequate human resources to handle budget: NA

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The National Assembly disapproved the motion to deposit budget directly in gewog’s account instead of the dzongkhag’s during deliberations on petitions from the local government, yesterday. 
Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (File photo)Kuensel

NC quiz minister on continuous formative assessment

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The new continuous formative assessment that the government would implement in classes PP to III besides other benefits would correct the flaws in the continuous assessment, Education Minister Jai Bir Rai said.  He said that the existing system continuous assessment of children’s performance was misused.
Lhuentse’s MP Tempa DorjiKuensel

NC debates including Cabinet Secretariat rules in Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill

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Whether or not to have a chapter on the Cabinet Secretariat in the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill 2020 sparked a lengthy debate at the National Council (NC) yesterday. 
The National Assembly rejected Impeachment Procedure Bill and Minister and Equivalent Post Holders’ Entitlement Bill recentlyKuensel

Disagreement between NA and NC complicates legislative procedure

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The National Assembly’s refusal to deliberate the Impeachment Procedure Bill 2019 and the Minister and Equivalent Post Holders’ Entitlement Bill 2019 has raised questions on the fate of the two Bills.
Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (File photo)Kuensel

DGPC to takeover MHPA on Feb 29

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The Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) will take over the Mangdechhu Hydropower Project (MHPA) February 29 on ‘as is where is basis’.