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 also was that no single agency from the MoWHS to the local governments implemented the Act or took accountability for it. The new Tenancy Bill More...

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By tb admin On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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RTI Bill in a limbo over a war of procedures between NC and senior bureaucrats

The contention of the NC over a new procedural rule established by the Committee of Secreatries could lead to the ‘death’ of the RTI Bill With the third session of the second Parliament scheduled less than More...

By tb admin On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Pay Commission report to be presented on 29th May in the Parliament session

The much awaited and discussed Pay Commission report will be presented to the Parliament by the Finance Minister on 29th May 2014. The third session of the second Parliament will be starting on 16th May and Concluding More...

By tb admin On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Shingkhar-Gorgan highway on hold for now says Agriculture Minister

The Shingkhar-Gorgan highway that passes through the core area of the Thrumshingla National Park, which is a safe haven for the Royal Bengal Tigers, is a highly debated topic as some environmentalists had alleged More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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World Bank report rings a warning bell for Bhutan’s Financial Institutions

Though Bhutan is still reeling from the rupee crisis and credit crunch it could head into deeper waters if the Central Bank and the Government are not careful. A 2014 World Bank report titled ‘Bhutan Development More...

By Tashi Deki On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Meat vendors beef with prices leads to no beef

Nowadays meat shop vendors are selling only pork, chicken and fish. The vendors say beef import has stopped for more than a month and this is not good as sale of beef fetches in the most business for them. The beef More...

By tb admin On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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Bhutan projected to grow at 7.3 percent in 2014 while 2013 performance is also reviewed

A World Bank report “Bhutan Development Update” projects the country’s economic growth to be at 7.3% in 2014. The growth would be on the basis of ongoing construction of four hydro-projects, the work of the More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Increase in number of minors raped

Records with the Royal Bhutan police reveal that cases of rape against minors have been increasing despite stricter laws. In 2011, a total of 27 cases of rape against those below the age of 18 were recorded. The More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Government has not decided on school rationalization policy: education minister

Rationalization policy of small unsustainable schools was started during the 10th FYP and it is not a new idea, Education Minister Mingbo Drukpa told journalists yesterday. He said the ministry already has a road More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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Better Business Council to be set up

Bhutan will set up a Better Business Council to improve the economy and ease of doing business, the economic affairs minister told journalists yesterday. Sharing the importance of the body, Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk More...