DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Taekwondo festival gains popularity

Staff Reporter / Thimphu Despite  being  only two years old, the Chimi & Dema Memorial Taekwondo Festival event has seen remarkable growth and popularity, as this year there are a total of 300 children participating from Paro, Phuentsholing, Samtse, Thimphu and Trongsa. In total there are 17 clubs participating from …

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Parties introduce themselves at the first common forum

While the two incumbent parties reintroduced themselves, the three new parties for the first time introduced themselves and presented their party visions and objectives at the first common forum held for the five political parties at The Royal Thimphu College (RTC) last Wednesday. The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) was represented …

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Road cutting threatens live and properties

Lives of people in Monangkhola in Khaling, Trashigang have become difficult after the recent road cutting was completed but left hazardously without a concrete wall to protect it from landslides. The road-cutting in the middle of human settlements and cultivation, left without any fortification, turned the place into a frequent …

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His Majesty the King on 30 March 2013 granted Land Kidu to 3,173 thram holders in Haa Dzongkhag and Thromde, whose cases were submitted after the completion of the National Cadastral Resurvey. The beneficiaries faced several types of land issues such as excess land, building houses and lhakhangs or cultivating …

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PM meets the presidents of new parties

The Prime Minister, Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley called on the three newly registered political parties yesterday which the party leaders said marked a ‘good precedence’. The party presidents in a press conference yesterday, said pressing issues such as date of general elections, state funding, convenient polling stations were discussed with …

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Former RSTA Director joins PDP

The former Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) Director, Tashi Norbu has joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ‘to bring equality among the civil servants’. He resigned as the Executive Director of the autonomous Health Trust Fund making him one of the seniormost serving civil servanst to join politics. He …

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