DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

‘Youth migration: Moving development forward.’

Students from various schools gathered to celebrate the International Youth Day on August 12 at the Youth Development Fund (YDF) hall, Thimphu. Education minister, Lyonpo Mingbo Dukpa in his opening address said, “Youth issues are one of the major problems faced by any country in the world.” He said for …

Read More »

Central Bank launches CRST

To enhance the developmental dimension and the creation of a more secure lending environment, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) launched Central Registry System for Secured Transaction (CRST) yesterday morning in Thimphu. “The security on property can become a major element of the investment decision both for domestic and international investment …

Read More »

NC delegation back from India

After a successful eight day Parliamentary visit to India, the 14-member National Council (NC) delegation led by the house’s Chairperson Dr Sonam Kinga returned to Thimphu on August 1. The team, during their visit to India called on the Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar and Hon’ble Minister for …

Read More »

Frequent road blocks in the eastern highway

Heavy rainfall in the Trashigang and Samdrup Jongkhar highway has caused road blocks in numerous areas, and vehicles plying between the two dzongkhags were stranded overnight. The major road blocks in three different areas have delayed the public transport buses and the truck ferrying potatoes to the auction yard in …

Read More »

Deepening democracy- an important concept

untitled-3

A two-day seminar on the imperative of deepening democracy and education was organized by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) in Thimphu. The seminar concluded yesterday at Hotel Phuntsho Pelri. The guest speaker at the opening ceremony, Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye said the seminar marks the power of idea …

Read More »

“Social Media”-ignorance is not bliss

A three-day workshop on “Social Media” concluded on July 31 at the Ministry of Information and Communication (MOIC) in the capital. A trainer at the workshop, Keith Nakamura said the objective was to help local organizations and ministries to better understand the use of social media with regards to its …

Read More »

JYT defends Mongar candidate against PDP’s words

Addressing a gathering in Mongar, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president said that, women too, can be better politicians and cited the example of the DPT candidate from Mongar constituency, Karma Lhamo, touted for having the required quality to become a minister. “If someone says men are better politicians, he/she is …

Read More »