DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Rarity in disparity – a play for numbers for now

The next big Elections is just around the bend, registration is a lifeline for the new (unregistered) parties, candidates are an elusive lot or just unavailable and invisible. Parties old and new are however calm behind their ‘strategies’ and big speeches Aspiring political parties are no doubt raring to go …

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MoE to blacklist Lhazin for allegations

Procurement rules on the other hand does not allow bias of any sort Raging infernos from last week’s allegations has subsided between bid winners and losers, but its embers have left seething Ministry of Education (MoE) officials with a bad after-burn. Post-clarifications all parties are quiet on the issue but …

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PM meets Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister

The Vice Foreign Minister of China Ms Fu Ying, who lead an eight-member delegation for the 20th round of boundary talks, called on the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley at the Gyalyong Tshokhang last Thursday. The boundary talks between Bhutan and the government of the People’s Republic of China …

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DNT gathers force, will register soon

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has formally completed the party charter and confirmed 31 candidates and has start works on the party manifesto which comprises seven points. The party spoke person Norbu Wangchuk, who currently works as a consultant and instructor at Institute of Management Studies (IMS) said, “We have …

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Christian post’s claim untrue, Dungpa

An article posted on the christianpost.com site said that a Dungpa (sub divisional officer) Pema Wangdi manhandled an independent Christian Pastor Pema Sherpa on July 30. This has however turned out to be a lie after The Bhutanese conversed with both the parties and eye witnesses. The recent border quandaries …

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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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