DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Rebuilding homes and lives after a disaster

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His Majesty’s presence during disasters has always been a source of hope and relief torebuild homes and lives. In the recent times Bhutan has witnessed atleast six major disasters since 2009. This includes earthquakes, Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), floods or flash floods, landslides, forest fires and structural fires and …

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PM says Cabinet Ministers cannot keep Prados

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay in a Facebook post today clarified that Cabinet ministers are not allowed to keep their duty vehicles after the completion of their tenures. He said, “Duty vehicles belong to the government – they are provided to us to help fulfill our official responsibilities and serve our people …

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Route permit for regional tourists to go online

The government is studying the possibility of issuing route permits online as a means to make it more convenient for regional tourists visiting Bhutan. This response came up to a query by the Dremetse-Ngatsang MP to the home minister  on  the huge backlog of route permit applications  at the immigration …

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RTI provisions to be incorporated into ICM Bill

The Minister for Information and Communications Lyonpo D.N Dhungyel introduced the Information, Communication and Media Bill 2016 to the House for the first and second reading, however, the Opposition instead demanded that the Right to Information (RTI) Bill should be tabled first. “Unless the Bill covers provisions pertaining to right …

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North Thimphu MP raises question on pledges

Raising the first question in parliament the North Thimphu candidate Tshering questioned the government about the enhancement of water supply in Jungshina, Dechencholing, Taba, Hejo, Zilukha and Kawajangsa and road condition in Begana. The Work and Human settlement minister, Lyonpo Dorji Choden, said that solving the water crisis is a …

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Dead infant discarded in Changzamtog

Thimphu police recovered the body of a newborn baby, discarded near the Kuensel office in Changzamtog, Thimphu, on the evening of November 22. A joint investigation with the forensic department could not identify whether the baby was a boy or a girl, as a stray dog had mutilated the body. …

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Bhutan to now get a Red Cross Society

The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the Bhutan Red Cross Society Bill 2016 after all 44 Members present voted in favour of the Bill to be passed. The Speaker of the House expressed appreciation to all parties involved in drafting the Bill which he said would benefit the country …

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