How the CoS did itself in with four meetings in two months

The Cabinet decision to surrender three Secretaries and discontinue the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) is mainly based on the four meetings held by the CoS between October 2 and November 27, which discussed two articles published by ENERTIA. The issue first came up through a letter from the Ministry of Economic Affairs Secretary, Dasho Sonam Tshering, More...

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By tb admin On Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Banks still issuing threats to publish pictures of loan defaulters even after NA resolution says not to do so

The National Assembly on Monday, 1st December 2014 endorsed and passed the Human Rights Committee (HRC) report that recommended that Financial Institutions (FIs) should not publish the pictures of loan defaulters More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Friday, December 5th, 2014
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With increased kidnappings and recent violence MoHCA lists measures to secure Bhutan’s southern borders

India to restart escorting Bhutanese vehicles on Bhutan’s request In view of the spate of abductions, the people in Sarpang have been living under constant fear over the last two years. In addition to it, the More...

By tb admin On Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Joint sitting on NC Bill 2014 does away with 10 year experience requirement

Those committing breach of privileges against NC will get up to a 5 year minimum wage fine Coming to an agreement on disputed clauses between the two houses on the amendment of National Council (Amendment) Bill More...

By tb admin On Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Govt looking into explosives sector after safety, transparency and conflict of interest issues dog sole private dealer Rabdhuen

Concerned with an Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) report against Rabdhuen, the sole private company dealing in explosives, and also a separate Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) report, the cabinet is looking into the More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, November 28th, 2014
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His Majesty appoints Tshering Wangchuk as Chief Justice of Bhutan

His Majesty The King appointed Dasho Tshering Wangchuk as the new Chief Justice of Bhutan, in accordance to Section 4 of Article 21 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, which states that: “The Chief More...

By tb admin On Friday, November 28th, 2014
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PDP’s much vaunted Code of Conduct for Ministers and MPs still in suspended animation

This is also in the backdrop of concerns over the performance of some of its MPs and some government decisions The PDP government came to power in July 2013 with a mandate of change, and one of the first things More...

By tb admin On Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Government to soon meet its helicopter, power tiller, gewog bank and service center promises: PM

The service center will also buy farm produce from farmers One of the key points of the PDP’s manifesto that caught the imagination of the people, especially of the rural masses, was a promise of one power tiller More...

By tb admin On Friday, November 21st, 2014
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A Companies Bill that protects shareholders and sets the business straight

Pointing out the many shenanigans of mining companies in creating subsidiary companies or businesses that took away the profits from the main company and hence minority shareholders, the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Friday, November 21st, 2014
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347 suicide cases from 2009-2013

The tragic stories of school children committing suicide are on the rise. For a small country, like Bhutan, the number of suicide cases is disconcerting, to say the least. Mentioning the suicide cases in Bumthang More...