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Chronic shortage of subsidized LPG in the country

Minister for Economic Affairs says if more people take the non-subsidized LPG gas then the shortage will be minimized Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is used as fuel to fire cooking stoves across Bhutan. But the chronic shortage of LPG is making it difficult for people to refill their LPG cylinder. …

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Electric vehicles import in keeping with laws: MoIC Minister

Bartsham Shongphu MP Passang Dorji raised questions on the government’s plan to adopt electric cars to promote sustainable and inclusive transportation system during the Question Hour Session of the National Assembly (NA). He informed the House that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), in its annual report 2014, stated that the former …

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About Nu 400 million allotted for Pemagatshel in the 12th FYP

The Question Hour session in the National Assembly (NA) on June 7 heard the Khar Yurung MP Tshering Chhoden questioning the Prime Minister (Dr) Lotay Tshering on the government’s plans to prioritize development activities in Pemagatshel. She reminded the Prime Minister of his pledge during the election campaign in 2018 …

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Dorokha residents disappointed with road condition

Dorokha drungkhag with its three gewogs; Dumtoe, Dorokha and Denchukha, is located 55 km from Samtse. The drungkhag has almost full road connectivity that has helped to ease the mobility of the people. However, the residents are worried about the summer months when the monsoons hit. It is during this …

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Home Minister requests for time extension on domestic workers pledge

According to the MP from Dramedtse-Ngatshang, Ugyen Wangdi, one of the pledges to implement within 120 days of the government was to recruit foreign domestic workers by reviewing and amending immigration rules and regulation. He said that however, during one of the press conference of the government, the Home Minister said that the issues needs extensive …

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NA discusses traffic congestion in Thimphu city

The MP from Bomdeling-Jamkhar, Dupthob raised concern on the increasing traffic congestion in Thimphu city. He said traffic congestion has become a big challenge in Thimphu city and is worsening every year and though a comprehensive public transport system plan has been in place since some year back, it is not implemented yet. …

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OAG appeals in Bjemina molestation case

On 14 May Office of Attorney General (OAG) appealed to the larger bench on child molestation case involving Ugyen Wangchuk, a Vice Principal of charity school in Bjimena. The office has appealed to the larger bench based on three grounds. The case was first registered before the Thimphu District Court …

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