Disagreement between NA and NC complicates legislative procedure

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.

MPs find fine-tuning policy concerning farm shops necessary

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.  

Jitti lift irrigation gets a shot in the arm

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.  

LG need adequate human resources to handle budget: NA

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. 

NC quiz minister on continuous formative assessment

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.

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MC Tshering Lhaden

December 16, 2019

Meet 16-year-old Tshering Lhaden, one of the youngest Masters of Ceremonies on the 112th National Day in Changlimithang.

National Day

December 16, 2019

Chairperson of the National Day Coordination Committee, Lyonpo Sherub Gyeltshen says

Sports

Paro FC stands a chance to make history 

The National Premier League champions, Paro FC stands a better chance against their opponents – Defenders FC of playing in the second leg of the Asian Football Confederation Cup (AFC) qualifiers against Bengaluru FC on February 5. 

Business

Seven percent GST across all board will eliminate 11 BST slabs

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Should the Parliament pass the GST law, tax regime in the country would be digitised and integrated through an on-line platform. During a consultative meeting with the members of the private sector at the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) office yesterday, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said that GST is the way forward to institute a 21st-century tax regime.

Picture Story

January 28, 2020

Urbanising Doksum: The once sleepy small Doksum town, Trashiyangtse, is seeing new buildings coming up one after another with the Kholongchhu project promising opportunities. Nine new buildings are completed and four are nearing completion in the new town with 40 commercial and 150 residential plots.

January 27, 2020

His Majesty’s representative, Gyalpoi Zimpon Ugyen K Namgay, senior Bhutanese officials and the Indian community in Thimphu celebrated the 71st Republic Day at the Indian embassy in Hejo yesterday. The celebration started with the unfurling of the India flag, followed by singing the national anthem. The Indian ambassador to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj read out the president of India, Ram Nath Kovind’s address to India.

January 25, 2020

Following a 10-day workshop on STEMSEL (Science, Technology,  Engineering,  Mathematics, and Social  Enterprise Learning), an innovative competition among the participants was held in Thimphu yesterday.

January 24, 2020

To create awareness on the proposed Goods and Services Tax, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering met with civil servants in Thimphu at the Youth Development Fund hall yesterday

January 23, 2020

Under-17 (U-17) national women’s team defeated Meghalaya’s U-17 3-0 in the FIFA friendly match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong, India, on January 21. The U-17 team will play the second friendly match against Meghalaya at the same venue tomorrow at 2:30pm (BST).

January 22, 2020

 

A 32-year-old excavator operator died on the spot when a tree fell on the excavator at around 2pm in Nabji, Trongsa on January 20. The excavator was excavating a farm road and the operator was alone at the time of the incident. The body of the operator was recovered at around 3pm yesterday. More than 40 people including Police, locals and forest officials helped in the recovery. Since the machine was covered with a huge tree and mud, it took some hours to extract it. 

January 21, 2020

Inaccessibility: A patient who has been referred to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral hospital from Mongar regional hospital recently was taken home in Serchenmo, Wangphu gewog, Samdrupjongkhar on a wooden stretcher to perform rituals before bringing her to Thimphu.      

January 20, 2020

Zhung Dratshang’s Leytshog Lopon Sangay Dorji concluded the two-week Buddhist Tradition Orientation and Training Programme with the offering of Riwosangchoe (mountain-cleansing offering) at the Zilukha MSS ground yesterday. About 891 students from the schools in Thimphu attended the programme.   

January 20, 2020

A fire that raged a temporary shed of open-air prisoners in Lingzhi, Thimphu on January 15 affected 10 individuals who lost all their properties. But no casualties were reported. The highlanders from the five chiwogs of Lingzhi gewog provided victims with mattresses, blankets, clothes and utensils. The cause of the fire is believed to be an electric short circuit. (Photo: Gewog administration, Lingzhi)

January 18, 2020


The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan,  A.K.M Shahidul Karim presented credentials to His Majesty The King at the Tashichhodzong yesterday.

January 16, 2020

Education Minister JB Rai launched a book titled “Miracle One Day” authored by Karma Cheki, a teacher of Thimyul Lower Secondary School in Lhuentse yesterday in Thimphu. Choeky, a beautiful young girl meets her lover with a diary in her bag from which she knows a story of another girl. Her story has a lesson about overcoming the fears, which bring hope to a sleepless.