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BDD chalks out action plan

Democracy festival to be initiated as a yearly feature Democracy: With the signing of the Bhutan Democracy Dialogue (BDD) charter recently, no political parties are expected to be seen as opposing forces to each other, but rather as ‘machineries’ for better governance. “Following two elections, Bhutan is already experiencing ills of democracy related to division […]

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The new Dagana court that was inaugurated in October 2013, was consecrated on January 9. The court was built with an Austrian Development Cooperation assistance of Nu 38.3 million.      

7-A-side Yuljong Winter Championship kicks off

Football: A “7-A-side” Yuljong Winter Championship kicked off yesterday at the Chang Jiji football ground with 10 teams participating. The tournament is organised by Paro Yuljong Futsal Club, to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The organiser said that besides generating fund for the club the tournament is aimed to […]

Whoever leaked English II will be traced and punished: PM

BCSEA board to decide within two days Education: The government will trace every student, teacher or government official that was involved in leaking the Class XII English II paper and penalise them, the Prime Minister said yesterday. Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay said regardless of the decision the BCSEA board takes; the government is determined to find […]

Losing history by the by

Records: In a dank, dark and dusty room at Changlingmethang National Stadium in Thimphu, thousands of government documents are rotting. Rodents and roaches are making a fare out of them, shredding narrative lines of the nation’s development history into a million useless pieces every day. Why and how do government documents end up there, some […]

OAG to prosecute Lhakhang Karpo case soon

Ministers question media’s intention of raising the issue in the FM’s presence Update: The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has taken more time than necessary in prosecuting the Lhakhang Karpo case, where foreign minister Rinzin Dorje, then the Haa dzongda, was alleged for abuse of function and authority, according to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. […]

PM on official visit to India

Lyonchhoen is scheduled to meet UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon in Gujarat Diplomacy: Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay will be on an official visit to India today on an invitation from the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. During the visit, Lyonchhoen will visit the cities of Ahmedabad, Gujurat, New Delhi, Varanasi and Bodhgaya. In Ahmedabad, […]

Cabinet approves corporate salary raise

The raise however doesn’t apply to DHI owned companies Pay: The Cabinet last Tuesday decided to raise the salary of the state-owned enterprises or corporations, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said yesterday. “The consensus was that there is a need to raise the salary for the corporate employees as well,” Lyonchhoen said. This raise however does […]

Speed breaking the vehicle number

If the number of cars is any yardstick for development, we are speeding. From about 12,000 vehicles in the country two decades ago, there are almost 68,700 vehicles in the country. This is a huge number. We have one vehicle for every 11 people or 90 vehicles for every 1,000 people, topping the motor vehicle […]

Little trust between government and bureaucracy: DNT

The party stated in a press release on the case of the three secretaries who were surrendered to RCSC Governance: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said the details/evidences on the three surrendered secretaries are ready for submission to the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC). The commission on December 29 has asked the Cabinet for details and […]

When will Thimphu get its first snowfall?

Weather: If the light snowfall in some places like Motithang and Decehncholing experienced on Thursday evening came as a teaser, Thimphu should have its first snowfall very soon, at least by January 20. This is according to an analysis carried out by the Chief of Snow and Glacier division at the Hydro-met division, Chimi Dorji […]

Safety important for both tourists and Bhutanese: PM

Tour operators and guides play a role in ensuring safety of tourists in Bhutan Tourism: The safety of all visitors to Taktsang monastery in Paro including Bhutanese is a priority for the government. Calling it an unfortunate incident, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay, at the meet-the-press session yesterday, said the recent death of a Thai tourist in […]