DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Upper House to submit election reforms to ECB

The 21 members present in the National Council adopted the recommendations on the election-related issues, to be submitted to the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) for consideration, yesterday. The House adopted the proposal submitted by the committee to refrain from amending the Election Act that can be addressed by the …

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Chadri protocol made simpler and cheaper

As one of the current government’s austerity measures is to control chadri expenditure the Ministry of Home and Culture Affairs was directed to examine the chadri protocol. The Minister, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, said that protocol has been revised, approved and already been implemented. He confirmed this at the 16th meet-the- …

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Youth frisking to be carried out as per law

The earlier proposals to impose a curfew on youth and to ban the sale of knives by the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP)  are not against the country’s existing law and therefore we don’t have any problems, said the Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs, Damchoe Dorji, at the 16th meet-the-press. …

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Two orphan animals rescued in a row by RMNP

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The Royal Manas National Park (RMNP), one of the many protected areas in Bhutan, has been seeing an increasing rate of wildlife rescues over the years. Although the wild animals within the protected areas of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries receive better protection from poachers and other dangers, however, the …

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