DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

RSTA to top the number of taxis using TOP

Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) is coming up with a new mechanism, Taxi Operating Permit (TOP), to control the number of taxis in congested urban centers, like Thimphu and Phuentsholing. RSTA has records of 3,941 taxis in country including 6 electric vehicle (EV) taxis. The new rule by RSTA …

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Cabinet members split on joining WTO

The split in the thinking on Bhutan joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) was visible in the very different answers that two cabinet ministers gave the meet the press yesterday. A more positive Minister for Economic Affairs Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said that Bhutan had attended the 10th WTO conference at …

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Bhutan Children Parliament gets underway

The First Session of the Bhutan Children Parliament (BCP) commenced at the Democracy House in Kawajangsa with the 3 day orientation programme from 29th  till 31st of December 2015. During the Orientation, the Members of the BCP (MBCP) will be briefed on various aspects of the Bhutanese Democracy and electoral …

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National Order of Merit, Gold awarded

The National order of Merit Gold was awarded to 6 educators from the Ministry of Education, Royal University of Bhutan, and Royal Institute of Management, in recognition of their exemplary service to the nation in the field of education for excellence in leadership and management. Apart from that seven individuals …

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Human settlement and farming critical to wildlife

Contrary to conventional belief that presence of human settlements, developmental activities and farming within the park areas impedes conservation of flora and fauna, a research conducted by the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) has found out that human settlement and farming practices are critical to its preservation. In …

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