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NC Vs NA over Pvt Bill

The outcome could affect the legislative powers of both houses  There is fresh controversy brewing between members of the National Council (NC) and the National Assembly (NA) over the procedure for passing the private members bill. The controversy which includes the National Flag Bill and the failed draft Right to …

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Judged by society and marked by sundry-litigants

The Judge who puts the guilty behind bars and dispenses justice to the innocent is by definition a powerful personality. And for the recipients where the hammer of justice lands, with cold conviction, the judge easily becomes the virtuous hand of deliverance or the cruel reaper of precious human years. …

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Rio Summit will benefit Bhutan says Lyonchhen

After what is being described as a successful conference in Rio on Sustainable Development the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley and his delegates are back in Bhutan. In his short briefing at the Paro international airport he said that Bhutan has been thrust into a position of leadership in …

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NC passes a toned-down Education City Bill

Major amendments were made to clauses coming in contradiction with existing national laws including slashing the lease period from 90 years to 30 years.  The National Council yesterday endorsed the “Bhutan Education City Bill” with 17 members, unanimously voting to adopt it. The bill however has undergone seven important amendments …

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Benninger now in Pemagatshel Dzong controversy

Disgruntled local architects have pointed out loopholes in the new Pemagatshel dzong’s evaluation and design. At the same time the inclusion of an unregistered foreign consultant Professor Christopher Charles Benninger in the tender process has further aggravated the situation. The evaluation for the Nu 250mn project was conducted by the …

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Prime Minister meets Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao

According to a Press Release issued by the Prime Minister’s office, Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley met the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on 21st June 2012 at the sidelines of the Rio summit. The release from the Prime Minister’s office said, “The meeting carries great historic significance as it marks the …

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