Indian President receives a grand and warm welcome

In honour of the Indian President, His Excellency Pranab Mukherjee, a luncheon was hosted by His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen. His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Their Majesties the Queen Mothers graced the occasion. In a special, unprecedented gesture and a break from protocol, His Majesty The King along with Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen More...

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By tb admin On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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As ACC freezes seven plots in Thimphu more details emerge on the land case

In the clearest sign that the Anti Corruption Commission is looking into allegedly illegal land deals in Thimphu involving former Gup Naku, former National Land Commission (NLC) Director Tshewang Gyeltshen and NLC More...

By tb admin On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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President of India inaugurates JWPTI

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, inaugurated the Jigme Wangchuck Power Training Institute (JWPTI), a government of India assisted project, at Hotel Taj Tashi in Thimphu yesterday. A report from the Ministry More...

By tb admin On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Alstom in 2 letters to GoI alleged that BHEL overcharged by up to 30% for P II and Mangdechu

Letters from Alstom and Andritz also complain of being left out of P II and Mangdechu even though they were capable In two letters sent in 2013, one to the then Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid, and More...

By tb admin On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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RAA report highlights risk of increasing debt in hydro projects

The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) report on Public Debt Management from 2008-2013 while acknowledging the benefit of the hydro projects in Bhutan has also pointed out several risks posed with the huge debt concentrated More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Bhutan gets best ever 16th position in Global Peace Index for 2014

In what will strengthen Brand Bhutan and add another feather to the country’s cap Bhutan has been declared the 16th most peaceful country in the world sharing space with some of the most peaceful countries in More...

By tb admin On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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10,000 MW by 2020 target to be reviewed by government

An open secret of the Bhutan’s hydropower sector is finally out, as it is increasingly unlikely that Bhutan will be unable to achieve the ambitious target of 10,000 MW by 2020. According to a reliable and senior More...

By tb admin On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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Former Gup Naku and Bhutan Telecom CEO Tshewang Gyeltshen detained in connection with land transactions

The detention of former Gup Naku, on 16th October at around 2 am and the detention of Bhutan Telecom CEO Tshewang Gyeltshen early morning on the 18th October are related to land transaction cases involving the More...

By tb admin On Friday, October 24th, 2014
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India’s President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Bhutan in November

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to visit Bhutan on the 7th of November 2014 on a state visit. It has been learnt that it will be a day’s visit and the President will be leaving for India the More...

By tb admin On Friday, October 17th, 2014
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BHEL mentioned BVT as commission agent in 2012 Mangdechu bid document but senior officials and former MoEA Minister deny any knowledge

When the Bhutan Venture Trading’s (BVT) letter to Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) agreeing to a commission for Punatsangchu II (P II) and Mangdechu came out, virtually all senior officials associated with More...