DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

PM justifies visit to Haa

“I have bigger reasons for my trip to Haa Sombeykha,” said Lyonchen Jigmi Y. Thinley during the recent ‘Meet the Press’. The Lyonchen was responding to queries by the media and speculation by people about his recent tour to Haa which many quarters had pronounced as premature politicking for the …

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Will the civil service work its magic in 2013?

The civil servants were credited hugely for the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa victory in the 2008 elections; now with increased numbers, will they have a major say in influencing the 2013 election results? The strength of Civil Servants as on 31st December 2011 was 23,151 comprising of 22,170 as regular Civil …

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PDP Convention to elect a President today

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is conducting its second party convention at the National Resource Development Corporation Limited, conference hall. The convention today will be electing a party president and introducing the two appointed candidates, General Secretary, Yogesh Tamang and the Youth Coordinator, Sonam Wangyel. Although, the party has already …

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Bumthang cold water trout project a success

Kuenzang Choden / Thimphu The second phase of fish stocking and monitoring program in Gomthang stream in Bumthang, undertaken by the Wangchuck Centennial Park (WCP), in collaboration with the National Cold Water Fishery Centre (NCWFC) in Haa has concluded. In a news release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests …

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Forty-four teachers trained on Driglam Namzha

Forty-four teachers under Thimphu Thromde attended a six-day training on Driglam Namzha that concluded last Saturday. The training was coordinated by Department of Culture (DoC) under Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA). The Department thought that if teachers were trained on Driglam Namzha, they could disseminate their knowledge to …

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Economy to grow by 9.8% in 11th plan

The rupee task force report has also plotted the macro-economic (national economy) outlook for the Bhutanese economy. The report claims that in the 11th five year plan (FYP) Bhutan will grow at an average of 9.8% and about 15% by the first year of the 12th plan in 2019-2020. The …

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PDP gets a new General Secretary

Yogesh Tamang from Tsirang, who worked with the RCSC for almost 15 years, became the General Secretary of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) since yesterday. Yogesh Tamang also served in the Ministry of Agriculture for two years and he was working as a private consultant since 2001. He joined the PDP …

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Doubling the tiger population by 2022

A team from the Department of Forest and Park Services will attend the stock taking of the 2010 St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation in Delhi from May 14 to 16. This is, in line with the commitments made by Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) at the Tiger Summit held in …

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