Upgrading Paro International Airport

The State of the Nation report, presented by the Prime Minister to the Parliament, stated that the Paro International Airport will be granted autonomy. It will also be expanded and upgraded to meet the international standards and the airport will be renamed the Jigme Singye Wangchuck International Airport to mark the celebrations of the 60th Birth Anniversary More...

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By The Bhutanese On Friday, June 20th, 2014
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Celebrating 50 years of Bhutan-Japan cooperation

Bhutan and Japan commemorated the milestone event of the 50th anniversary of Japanese assistance to Bhutan at the Taj Tashi Hotel on June 18. During the event, the President of Japan International Cooperation Agency More...

By tb admin On Friday, June 20th, 2014

2015 is the Visit Bhutan year: PM

The importance of promoting tourism was stressed on during The State of the Tsa-Wa-Sum report presented to the joint sitting of the Parliament on June 18 by the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. The PM said, “Tourists More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, June 13th, 2014

NA passes the Budget

The National Assembly passed the Budget Appropriation Bill 2014-15 and the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill 2013-14. The Opposition Leader, Pema Gyamtsho, said there are no clear plans on how to reduce the More...

By Tashi Deki On Friday, June 13th, 2014

Meeting to address social issues at local level

A three-day multi- sectoral task force (MSTF-MoH) and community based support system (CBSS-RENEW) partnership meeting, ‘Reaching Out Together’ was conducted by Ministry of Health and Respect Educate Nurture More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Three chorten’s vandalized in one night, 7 suspects arrested

In just one night, three chortens in two different gewogs of Punakha were vandalized by miscreants on the night of May 16. Of the three chortens, two were vandalized in Shenga Bjemi gewog in Punakha and a 30-year-old More...

By Tashi Deki On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Status on opening three colleges in the east questioned

Question and answer session The Member of Parliament of Bartsam-Shongphu asked for an update and the progress made so far on opening more colleges in the country, out of which three colleges are to be opened in More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Agriculture Minister assures a better auction yard for farmers

With just a month or two left for the farmers in the east to harvest potatoes and transport the harvest to the auction yard in Samdrup Jongkhar, the MP of Drametsi Ngatshang, Ugyen Wangdi, expressed his concerns More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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NC questions PM on establishment of BOIC and high salaries of staff

The National Council during its question hour with Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay saw members expressing doubts and concerns on the establishment of Business Opportunity and Information Center (BOIC) and the salary More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, May 30th, 2014

NA discusses National Debt which is at 92% of GDP

The Nganlam MP, Choida Jamtsho, raised concerns on the increasing National Debt in the National Assembly on May 27, which is to reach 121% of GDP in the 11FYP as reported in the Annual Audit Report 2014. He said More...