Constitutional heads of ACC, ECB and RAA to finish term by August 2015

In what will be an important period of transition for Bhutan’s Constitutional bodies the heads and commissioners of three constitutional bodies will be finishing their term around August 2015. The constitutional bodies in question are the Chairperson and two commissioners of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), the Chief Election Commissioner and two More...

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By tb admin On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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DPT to withdraw the case filed against Dasho Paljor J Dorji

The Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), wants to withdraw an entire lawsuit it filed against Dasho Paljor J Dorji (also known as Dasho Benji), stating that it is being done in the greater interest of More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Onion bounty from the east

Locally grown onions are set to flood the market in Bhutan. This might stop the need to import onions. This is already the case in the eastern region. It was made possible due to enrolling many eastern farmers in More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Nine member NA Finance committee proposed for reviewing annual budget

A Parliamentary joint session in 2014, to the visible shock of the Finance Minister and the government, amended the National Assembly Act allowing a budget committee comprising of National Assembly MPs to review More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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Govt achieves one power tiller per gewog with Japanese grant

The Prime Minister on behalf of the government took charge of 239 power tillers worth around Nu 65 mn given as the final power tiller grant under the KR-II grant scheme of the Japanese government. The PM said that More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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RAA says govt was in budget deficit for 245 days in 2014 FY

The untimely release of grants and also seasonal revenue collection has ensured that the government has to constantly take short term loans to meet its expenditure. The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) in its annual More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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DGM proposes to significantly increase mining royalty rates for all minerals

In most cases the royalty rates are being doubled The Department of Geology and Mines (DGM) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) has proposed a significant increase in the mining royalty and mineral rent More...

By The Bhutanese On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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Dasho Benji’s counsel fires back with sedition, usurpation of royal prerogatives, violation of law, corruption and debt

Dasho Paljor J. Dorji’s (Dasho Benji) counsel Younten Dorji on Thursday first rebutted DPT’s earlier evidences and then launched into the long evidence submission session to prove its point that the party had More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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Privy Council encourages surrender of post based Kabney and Patang before rules come in

Only those who have been awarded honorary Kabney’s by His Majesty the King are entitled to wear kabney after their retirement but all post-based kabney and patang should compulsorily surrender to the Royal Privy More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 6th, 2015
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Two highway projects in south were put on hold to prevent Bodo militants from coming into Bhutan: PM

With the Indian army’s ongoing operations against NDFB(S) the RBA is intensively patrolling the Bhutan-Assam border to prevent entry of militants Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, in an interview with The Bhutanese, More...