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PM’s Report on ‘State of the Tsa-Wa-Sum’

The PM’s first “State of the Nation” report highlighted importance of the King, country and the people The Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay presented the report on the state of the Tsa-Wa-Sum to the joint sitting of the Parliament as per article 10 (10) of the Constitution on September 30. In …

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Round one to the Opposition

The first session of the second Parliament which started on September 11 and due to close on October 1 has been an interesting and revealing one. The Parliament session took place in the context of a stronger and more experienced opposition party and a new ruling party representing change but …

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PM meets the Japanese dignitaries

An eminent 10-member d elegation led by chairperson of Special Committee on Official Development Assistance (ODA) of the House of Councilors, H.E. Ms. Eriko Yamatani called on Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, Thursday. The delegation and Lyonchhen discussed on pertinent areas of development for extending Official Development …

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Debating RTI in earnest

Whenever Bhutan has stood on the cusp of some major change, there has always been hesitation, doubts and fears, but eventually the country, its leaders and its people have taken the path going forward. Even when democracy was introduced, the Bhutanese people had to be cajoled and convinced by our …

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We reap what we sow

Currently, the biggest challenge that Bhutan faces is the state of the economy. It is of no coincidence that the economy became one of the biggest election issues, and in the end helped decide the electoral outcome. Some may be satisfied in voting out the previous government, which was either …

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GJM allows schools to reopen on Sept. 13

In a significant move, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) decided on Thursday that schools in Darjeeling would be reopened from September 13 after more than a month, though it maintained that the on-going agitation in support of Gorkhaland would continue. The decision came after a meeting of the GJM leadership …

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Norwegian Ambassador meets PM

Ambassador of Norway to Bhutan, H.E. Mr. Eivind S. Homme called on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, yesterday at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang. Lyonchhen and Ambassador Homme discussed on the global climate change, environment conservation through substituting fossil fuel use with more sustainable and renewable forms of energy, promoting the use of electric …

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