Yeshey Tshewang

Bhutan Post MD claims all is well with new City Buses

The Bhutan Postal Corporation Limited (BPCL) in one more effort to clear the cloud over the City Buses procured by it held a press briefing yesterday saying once again that the tender process was fair that that the quality and maintenance of buses would not be issue. Earlier BPCL had …

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Political parties ask for ACC probe on Denchi

The government’s explanation on the Denchi land compensation issue has not convinced political parties who feel that the issue merits an ACC probe. The Bhutanese in a series of investigative stories published on 10th and 22nd August 2012 found that the cabinet gave abnormally high compensation rates well above government …

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Unwritten laws that originate from respect and devotion

The best rules are perhaps those, which need not be implemented with punitive measures, or those that don’t need publicity through flashy bumper stickers or repeat broadcast mediums. For that matter even in the days of yore, a rule silently, sincerely and devotedly followed without the assistance of a loud …

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Public dismay over the OAG report

The Office of the Attorney General’s ‘opinion’ that there is no legal basis to pursue the matter through the court and that no laws were broken in the Gyelpozhing case has provoked a strong public reaction. The Acting Prime Minister Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba said,” They (OAG) are the legal experts …

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Book on local government elections launched by ECB

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) on Tuesday launched a book on the first ever study of local government elections in Bhutan. It was co-launched by the Danish ambassador to Bhutan Freddy Svane and the chief election commissioner of Bhutan Dasho Kunzang Wangdi. The whole process of research as well …

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BKP offer’s ministerial berth to Opposition

If everyone is the same and if everyone is dubbed ‘a political party’, then probably one of them will pull a wild card… to stand out. In a press conference yesterday the Bhutan Kuen-Ngyam Party (BKP), Spokesperson Sonam Tobgay presented ‘a very rare political ethos’ as he described it. The …

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Paro CMO defends Dental staffs

The Health officials in Paro clarified the recent incident at the Paro Dzongkhag hospital involving a 73year old woman who passed out during a routine tooth extraction process by two dental technicians. A clarification letter was sent to this paper by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Paro dzongkhag …

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Bhutan establishes diplomatic relations with Slovenia

Bhutan has established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Slovenia with effect from 13 September. The Republic of Slovenia is a much smaller country than Bhutan with parliamentary democratic system of governance located in central Europe. The joint communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations was signed between Bhutan’s permanent …

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