Majority of the National Assembly members voted in favour of members and commissioners of the constitutional offices to go back to civil service once their term is over.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay called upon the SAARC member countries to exert itself to fulfill regional and international commitments to protect the environment, and build resilience against climate change.
The Trongsa NC MP, Tharchen said man on duty at check posts should be allowed to frisk women suspected of possessing drugs.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay discussed assistance in the medical sector with the Sri Lankan's President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit in Kathmandu.
The National Council passed the Tenancy Amendment Bill 2014 today. Twenty members voted yes' of 22 present. Two abstained.
Amending the Election Act, in just seven years of democracy, would undermine the country's Constitution, said Speaker Jigme Zangpo.
: Two days after the strike was called in Chamurchi, a border area close to Samtse town, following a death of an Indian domestic help, the border gates opened yesterday.
The construction of the Gewog Centre Road of Shingkhar in Zhemgang is yet to resume after works came to a halt about three months ago. The Shingkhar Gewog centre road has been fraught with setbacks since its construction began early last year.
In the ongoing King's cup, Pune FC from India defeated Abhaini Limited FC from Bangladesh in yesterday's match by two goals to nil.
The ruling and opposition are pointing the finger at each other over the increasing unemployment rate. In the National Assembly session today, the ruling MPs said the increase of unemployment rate from 2.1 percent to 2.9 percent over the last one year, is the previous government's doing.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay arrived in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, today. He is in Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, which will begin tomorrow.
The Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, said SAARC must be made more relevant to the people in the region and to the world through deeper integration. He was speaking at the 36th Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers held in Kathmandu, today.
Three hundred and fifty victims of domestic violence visited the RENEW office in Thimphu, this year alone. Of that, 330 were women. This was revealed as Bhutan marked the International day for the elimination of violence against women today. The day was marked in Genekha Gewog in Thimphu with a ...
The situation in border area of Samtse has become calmer, today. A riot had ensued following a death of Indian Domestic helper, 18, yesterday.
Ugyen Academy FC is out of the King's Cup after losing to Manang Marshyangdi Club FC, five goals to one, today. They had earlier lost to Pune FC.
Even though most of the Members of the Opposition feel the Election Act of Bhutan 2008 needs to be amended, the National Assembly, today, decided not to amend the act.
The National Council rejected the proposal put up by the National Assembly that the Speaker's pay be slightly higher than that of Opposition Leader and Council's Chairperson.
After three-day deliberations, the National Assembly finally endorsed the Office of Attorney General Bill 2014, today.
The uncle of the 16-year-old female student, who died by suicide in Monggar, has put up an appeal letter to the Chief of Police, seeking reinvestigation.
The National Council members unanimously adopted the Bio-safety Bill of Bhutan 2014, today.
Led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the five lopens, the Central Monastic Body left for Punakha, their winter residence, today.
His Majesty the King graced the launch of the 'National Clean and Sober Day' by the Chithuen Phendey Association.
Led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the five lopens, the Central Monastic Body left for Punakha, their winter residence, today. As is the tradition, His Holiness and the monk body will halt for the night at the Thinleygang …
Poor administration of fiscal policies, in the last five years, has led to the downfall in the country's economy, said the Prime Minister, yesterday.
The Member of Parliament from Dramedtse-Ngatshang, Ugyen Wangdi, highlighted about the increasing number of suicide cases of students in the National Assembly, yesterday. He questioned the education minister if measures are put in place to prevent such cases in future.
Forty nine schools in the country will be developed as central schools in the next four years under the School Reform Programme. Yelchen Central School in Pema Gatshel, the country's first central school, opens from the next academic year.
The six-kilometre solar fencing, put in place to fend off elephants in Tashichhoeling Gewog in Samtse, has proved to be ineffective. The fencing, which cost Nu.2.5 MN, was removed five months ago.
Six police officers including a woman officer who will be soon leaving for a year-long assignment at the United Nations Mission in Liberia as peacekeepers.
The Child Protection Expert Committee of Zhung Dratshang observed the first ever World Day of Prayer and Action for Children in Thimphu, Trongsa, Trashigang and Lhuentse, today.
Bhutan Archery Federation has taken its national game promotion initiative a step further by taking the game to schools. Archery clubs have been formed in four schools under Kanglung Gewog.
The Minster of Works and Human Settlement introduced the Tenancy Amendment Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2014 at the National Council, today.
The onslaught of pests and other unknown diseases have resulted in poor apple yield this year in Dawakha, Paro. Experts, who visited the apple orchards, were unsure as to what caused the trees to die, beside pests.
The construction of a house in Shari Gewog in Paro has been suspended after the Land Record Officials found the land belonged to the public. The house belongs to a retired land official, Tenzin Thinley.
The Agriculture and Forests Ministry has been working in close contact with the local community of Tang Gewog in Bumthang.
The second meeting of the Bhutan-India Small Development Project Committee was held in Thimphu, today.
The Prime Minister Tshering Tobagy has instructed that students across the country be put on a month-long vitamin B complex supplement. This is to prevent further outbreaks of peripheral neuropathy in schools.
Bhutan will continue to grapple with the shortage of health workers during the current Five Year Plan. The Labour and Human Resources Minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, say there would be a shortage of more than 1,500 health workers in the country, during the 11th Five Year Plan.
His Holiness the Je Khenpo conferred Toedtse Jim to a Japanese monk for completing 10 years of study and practice of Buddhism in Bhutan.
The National Assembly endorsed most of the recommendations made by the National Council on the Office of the Attorney General Bill 2014.
Most young Bhutanese in Trongsa, Zhemgang and Samtse are malnourished, reveals a survey conducted by Tarayana Foundation.
Bhutan joined the world to observe the World Toilet Day in Thimphu, today. The day was observed to create awareness on sanitation, hygiene and water supply.
The Office of Attorney General , while submitting nine evidence, said the former Royal Advisory Councillor, Chang Ugyen should be convicted for acquiring land through illegal means.
Dagana Dzongkhag Court sentenced the Principal of Drujeygang Higher Secondary School to three months in prison for inflicting corporal punishment on a student.
In the ongoing country's biggest sporting event, the King's Cup, Ugyen Academy FC of Bhutan played against Abahani Limited FC from Bangladesh yesterday
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, said the non-hydropower debt has come down. During today's discussion in the National Assembly, Lyonchhen said the decrease is by 10 percent, which is equivalent to Nu.5.6 billion.
Proper procedures were not followed while appointing the serving Managing Director of the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation, according to the Opposition.
The Penal Code of Bhutan 2011 should be reviewed, especially section 183, say the petition put up by the people of Dagana through Drukjeygang-Tseza MP, Karma Dorji.
The Bio-Safety Bill of Bhutan, 2014 was introduced in the National Council, today. Introducing the bill, the Agriculture and Forests Minister, Yeshey Dorji said the Government has a precautionary policy concerning genetically modified organisms to protect the rich domestic and wild biodiversity of ...
Preterm birth, newborn babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is the leading cause of death in the newborns during the first month of life. It is also one of the major causes of child deaths under five years of age in the country.
As part of government's efforts to reduce import of livestock products, the government is encouraging farmers to take up fish farming. Lhamoi Dzingkha Gewog in Dagana recently was given 40,000 fingerlings by the National Centre for Aquaculture or the NCA to start up commercial fish farms.