Generous pay hike for ministers and others

The government’s final pay revision report recommended hiking the salary of the Prime Minister from the existing Nu 78,000 to around Nu 180,000 while for the ministers the hike recommended was from the existing Nu 78,000 to around Nu 130,000. After much discussion and deliberation in the National Assembly going into late night the government’s More...

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By tb admin On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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NC resolves to withdraw the RTI Bill

The National Council (NC) decided that it cannot deliberate on the RTI Bill in the 13th session and voted unanimously asking the NA to withdraw the Bill from this session of NC. The NC while saying that they supported More...

By tb admin On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Are Bhutan’s powerful Secretaries running a parallel government?

A recent cold war between the National Council (NC) and the Committee of Secretaries (CoS) over a procedure established by the CoS, that has put the RTI Bill in danger, raises questions on the degree of control More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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New sighting of Lapland Bunting Bird species

The official number of bird species recorded in Bhutan will reach a high of 691 after the sighting of a new species, Lapland Bunting on 21 February this year by the Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) under the More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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PM to visit India for Modi’s swearing in ceremony

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay in his congratulatory message sent to the Indian Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi had expressed his desire to come to Delhi and personally congratulate the new leader. The Bhutan PMs More...

By tb admin On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Nationwide suicide survey underway

For the first time, the government is conducting a nationwide suicide survey from May to June this year. A letter, requesting for help during the survey, was issued to all the 20 dzongdags by the Ministry of Home More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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His Majesty stresses on strengthening democracy, building a prosperous nation and providing good leadership

His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 3rd session His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 3rd session of the Second Parliament on 16th May 2014 Addressing the Hall, His Majesty More...

By tb admin On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Lyonchhen congratulates India PM elect Narendra Modi

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay sent a congratulatory message to India’s new Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party yesterday evening. The BJP led National Democratic Alliance lead by Narendra More...

By tb admin On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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RTI limbo resolved for now after PM’s intervention

In what was being a messy procedural wrangle between the National Council and a Committee of Secretaries procedural rule over the RTI Bill, the Prime Minister stepped in to resolve the issue. The PM on Wednesday More...

By tb admin On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Tenancy Act given more teeth and muscle

One of the biggest complaints against the Tenancy Act 2004 was the lack of an effective redressal system and penalties when provisions of the Act were violated either by the landlord or the tenant. The complaint More...