No changes in overall budget of 11th FYP says PM

The Question hour also saw questions from the Opposition on the 100 days pledges and the Local Government Entitlements Act The Prime Minister said that there are no major changes in the 11thfive year plan as well any decrease in the total budget for the plan except for integrating their pledges into the plan. This was in response to a question from More...

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By tb admin On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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NC follows-up on its strong resolutions in its first session

The National Council (NC) evaluated the follow-up reports on the resolutions of first session of the second NC yesterday. These were on the Annual Budget report, restoration and renovation of sacred artifacts, legality More...

By Minjur Dorji On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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His Majesty concludes India visit

  9 January 2014  - His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen in the Mughal Garden of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Following a successful Royal Visit to India, Their Majesties arrived back in the country yesterday                                   His More...

By tb admin On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Bhutan gets two female ambassadors including its 1st

Kunzang C Namgyel,          Pema Choden                 Director Law and Order appointed Bhutan’s Consul General to Kolkata Bhutan will have two female ambassadors More...

By tb admin On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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The Human and Social costs of Mega Hydropower Construction in Samcholing

A Brief Background A significant move in the Bhutanese economy was the major investment and development of the Chukha hydro power plant in the 6th Five Year Plan (FYP) with support from the government of India. More...

By tb admin On Monday, December 30th, 2013
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Bhutan stands 21st out of 110 countries in a 2011 WHO global ranking on suicide rate

Separate international research shows that Bhutan’s happy status and high suicides do not necessarily have to contradict each other A special study conducted by the World Health Organization in 2011 looking at More...

By Tashi Deki On Monday, December 30th, 2013
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Stern laws versus addressing root cause

It has not been guaranteed that the amendment of laws against drug pushers will put an end to the crime The number of drug abusers in the country has been on the rise each year. While many have attributed the rise More...

By tb admin On Monday, December 30th, 2013
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PM says govt could intervene if all media houses are closing

The Prime Minister, in response to a question in the monthly ‘meet-the-press’ session, said that the government will intervene if media houses close, one after another, and if all of them are in trouble. He, More...

By The Bhutanese On Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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Taking MoF’s advice of keeping Kuensel for ‘political, social, strategic’ reasons new govt decides to not privatize Kuensel

The Cabinet in a decision on 4th December 2013 has decided not to privatize Kuensel, which will mean that the government will continue to hold on to its 51 percent majority share in the paper and can have the final More...

By The Bhutanese On Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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World Cup Trophy in Bhutan for the first time

Brad Ross, Coca-Cola Global Football Manager, Thinlay, MD, Thashi Bevergaes, Wangchuk Dorji, Chairman – Tashi Beverages Pvt. Ltd, His Royal Highness, Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, Neeraj Garg, VP – South More...