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NA adopts Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of Bhutan 2020

The National Assembly adopted the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of Bhutan 2020 with 42 Yes, 2 No and 2 Abstaining out of 46 Members present and voting.   The House deliberated on Chapters regarding powers, functions and responsibilities, privileges and immunities, code of conduct, offences and penalties and dissolution of the Lhengye Zhungtshog. The Human Rights and Foreign …

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PAC gives 4 recommendations for annual audit report

The Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament noted that a number of observations pointed in its report were recurrent lapses reflected across different agencies, year after year. The irregularities occurred not because of a lack of rules or procedures but failure on the part of implementing agencies to comply. The …

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Housing damage in Trongsa linked to hydropower comes up in Parliament

Dragteng Langthil’s Member of Parliament (MP) Gyem Dorji during the Question Hour session in National Assembly shared that upon the unforeseen cracks and deformation on land and houses under Dragteng and Langthil Gewogs in Trongsa after the construction of hydropower tunnel, there were few recommendations made by expert team for …

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Electronic Patient Info System delayed due to COVID

The Ministry of Health (MoH) had targeted the electronic Patient Information System (ePIS) to reach at least 44 health facilities in the first year and so far the project has been handed to the Thimphu Tech Park Limited (TTPL) through DHI as per the government directive. ePIS, is a superior …

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Focus on Southern Dzongkhags for winter vegetables

The Agriculture Minister Yeshey Penjor said the government is focusing on southern dzongkhags for the production of winter vegetables. “Taking the example of Onion, if there is any restriction of import it is important for us to make ourselves sufficient. The government policy for food and nutrition security means both …

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