DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

PDP – stay or go?

The Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley during the recent Meet the Press session said that the opposition party (PDP), should be disqualified from the next round of elections since they did not meet the June 30 deadline to clear all financial liabilities. “I imagine the ECB would have disqualified the …

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Education City not a private bill, Ministers

The education city bill was passed amid much skepticism during its deliberations especially in light of its unconfirmed nature which was deliberated in parliament, whether private or public? During discussions the NA MP Damcho Dorji and NC MP Karma Donnen Wangdi said that the education bill was technically ‘more of …

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PM’s Grievance cell gets a host of issues

The PM’s grievance cell was set-up for serious reasons but people submitted problems of every nature just-the-same. The grievance cell amassed submissions starting from love-lorn issues to people who requested the PM to clear personal loans. Under one such strange submission a man who eloped with his girlfriend came to …

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Last three to-go for NLC

With all but three dzongkhags the National Land Commission (NLC)’s re-cadastral survey in the Country has ultimately reached its end. The three dzongkhags remaining are Tsirang, Sarpang and Zhemgang. The head official of the cadastral survey, Tenzin Namgay, said to complete the whole of Bhutan the field components will be …

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The DPT members who might not contest in 2013

It is likely that few DPT members will not re-run for office in the 2013 elections and few names have been circulating in the political circuit. The names of North Thimphu’s MP Lyonpo Ugyen Tshering, Patalay-Tsirangtoe MP Nar Bhadhur Gurung, Gelephu MP Prem Kumar Gurung, Zhemgang MP Tshering Dorji, and …

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State funding makes an intro – again!

State funding remained a most debated issue in parliament when it popped-up for discussions, and the general sentiments and outcry alike was more or less unanimous even outside parliament starting from the common man’s voice to educated intellectual voices in executive positions. The proposition for state funding was therefore snubbed …

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Parties trim for the higher-grounds

As far as speed goes, the roar of political activities is on a slump and it all seems quiet on the highway to 2013, the next democratic elections. Nonetheless, on a quiet note, the new parties continue building their roots toward a firm party-foundation while the two existing parties, the …

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