DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

National Council ratifies Paris Agreement

The National Council on Friday unanimously ratified the Paris Agreement, which aims to strengthen global response to the threat of climate change through a temperature goal of limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5 degree Celsius. Agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji introduced and presented the objectives, aims, achievements, and …

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Declining birth rates impact school enrolments

At the Friday NA question hour session the Nubi-Tangsibji constituency MP, Nidup Zangpo, asked the education minister on the government’s plan to make central schools sustainable at a time when most developmental activities are being funded by grants and foreign aid. The MP said that when the country is developing …

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Workload program contributing to teacher shortage

Bhutan and India came together this week using creative legal interpretations to save BBIN, which as a result, allows the other three countries to go ahead as Bhutan take’s its time sorting out the many concerns and issues. This cooperation is not surprising, given the close and friendly ties between …

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RSTA to make it tougher to get driving license

The draft road safety and transport bill 2017, has been uploaded on the MoIC website to seek feedback from the public on the proposed changes. So far it has received a number of comments, particularly with regard to penalties. One major feedback is that the bill should stress on streamlining …

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