DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Economy to grow by 9.8% in 11th plan

The rupee task force report has also plotted the macro-economic (national economy) outlook for the Bhutanese economy. The report claims that in the 11th five year plan (FYP) Bhutan will grow at an average of 9.8% and about 15% by the first year of the 12th plan in 2019-2020. The …

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PDP gets a new General Secretary

Yogesh Tamang from Tsirang, who worked with the RCSC for almost 15 years, became the General Secretary of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) since yesterday. Yogesh Tamang also served in the Ministry of Agriculture for two years and he was working as a private consultant since 2001. He joined the PDP …

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Doubling the tiger population by 2022

A team from the Department of Forest and Park Services will attend the stock taking of the 2010 St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation in Delhi from May 14 to 16. This is, in line with the commitments made by Tiger Range Countries (TRCs) at the Tiger Summit held in …

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Will MPs wear their Kabney after retirement ?

To a lay man, the kabney and patang signify rank, power and authority, but with great power comes greater responsibility. With 2013 nearing a question coming up is that should ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) be allowed to wear official kabneys once their tenure ends? In what comes as …

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Will MPs wear their Kabney after retirement ?

To a lay man, the kabney and patang signify rank, power and authority, but with great power comes greater responsibility. With 2013 nearing a question coming up is that should ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) be allowed to wear official kabneys once their tenure ends? In what comes as …

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Litigation the e-way

Times when people involved in court cases had to travel miles to attend court proceedings will now be talk of olden times with e-litigation to be introduced any time this year in the country’s judicial proceedings. Pioneered by Chief Justice Lyonpo Sonam Tobgay, e-litigation will save time through high-quality video conferencing which will be used in all the courts in Bhutan provided that the witnesses have …

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NC Legislative committee members to discuss the RTI Bill

The legislative committee of the National Council (NC) was scheduled to hold discussions on the Draft Right to Information (RTI) Bill at the 63rd plenary session of the National Council yesterday but it has been postponed owing to the absence of the proponent, Sangay Khandu who is currently on a constituency visit to Laya, Gasa. NC member, Jagar …

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To part or partner with party workers?

The need for party workers is being debated by political parties in the fray although the majority of them are of the opinion that there are two sides to the coin. According to co-authors Gyembo Sithey and Dr. Tandin Dorji of Drukyul Decides, party workers played a complicated role in …

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