DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

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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RMA will cooperate with NC, but with a condition

“The minutes of board meetings will be disclosed only within RMA premises” The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has assured its utmost cooperation to the National Council (NC) and has agreed to provide required-documents and information to review the Indian Rupee (INR) shortfall. The NC Chairperson Namgye Penjore directed the RMA …

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Road bill under land pressure

Much like the pot-hole plagued roads in the country, discussions on the road bill was a bumpy session, the bump in question being the discussions on the rights of owners and occupiers of adjoining land. Many MPs and Ministers had their views and thoughts on the section which talked about …

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NA, NC and National Flag – Again!

A joint committee comprising members from National Assembly (NA) and National Council (NC) will be formed to draft proper procedures to pass a private member’s bills. Apparently, this comes to light after rejection of the first private member’s bill which was passed by the NC in the eighth parliamentary session …

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