DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

30 countries in Bhutan to talk shop on Organic Himalaya

Over 30 countries gathered for a conference in Thimphu to strengthen and consolidate international steps towards “Organic Himalaya”, as inspired by Bhutan. The Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Yeshey Dorji, graced the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) conference on organic and ecological agriculture in mountain eco-systems in Thimphu. …

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A Biodiversity action plan comes into play

On addressing the gaps in conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of biodiversity and create awareness on biodiversity related issues, the last leg of stakeholder consultation meeting for the revision of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for eastern region concludes today at Mongar. …

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Nissan LEAFs electric car unveiled in Bhutan

Nissan LEAFs, an electric car, was launched coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the King by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and the CEO of Nissan Company, Carlos Ghosn, in the Clock Tower Square February 21 in Thimphu. “As you can see, I am veryexcited, we have story to …

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The Upper House plans for the next session

The Upper house closed yesterday by assigning committees responsibilities on issues for legislative and review works for the next session. Speaking in the closing ceremony, National Council Chairman read out on overview of the resolutions of the 12thsession and identified agendas for committees. He also talked about review recommendations submitted …

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NA passes the house’s amendment bill

Following much deliberation, the National Assembly (NA) Amendment bill of Bhutan 2014 has been passed by the house on January 30; earlier this week, the NA’s Legislative Committee moved the motion for the third reading of the bill on January 28. The amendment bill was passed after a majority of …

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Ban on furniture and alcohol lifted

The 23rd cabinet meeting held on January 27, last week at the Tashichhodzong decided to lift the ban on import of furniture and alcohol. Upon the recommendations of the Multi-sectoral Task Force, the Lhengye Zhungtshog agreed to lift the ban on furniture and alcohol in the spirit of renewing the …

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