State funding for political parties rears its head
The issue of state funding for the political parties is re-emerging. During the recent meeting of the five political parties called Political Parties Finding Solutions as a Bhutanese First', parties' members said they continue to face challenges, as they did, when the democratic process began in ...
Denchi declared as Pema Gatshel's Dzongkhag Thromde
As recommended by the special committee, the parliament declared Denchi as Pema Gatshel's Dzongkhag Thromde and Nganglam as Yenlag Thromde. They also declared Betekha as Paro's Yenlag Thromde. The post Denchi declared as Pema Gatshel's Dzongkhag Thromde appeared first on BBS.
Affected farmers granted Royal kidu
The Office of the Gyaltshab and respective dzongkhag administrations in the East delivered Royal kidu to those households affected by hailstorm and wind, last month. October's hailstorm and wind had affected four eastern districts of Lhuentse, Monggar, Trashi Yangtse and Trashigang. The post ...
Man allegedly murdered in Phuentshogling
A 51-year-old salesman of a clothing store Phuentshogling town was allegedly murdered inside the store. The man, of Indian origin, suffered multiple stab wounds on his throat, according to Phuentshogling police. The post Man allegedly murdered in Phuentshogling appeared first on BBS.
PM meets Ambassador of Germany
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay met Germany's Ambassador, Dr. Martin Ney, this afternoon. The Ambassador's wife, Dr. Gabriele Ney, and Counselor for Political and Protocol Affairs for German Embassy in New Delhi, Carola Bruhn, had accompanied the Ambassador. The post PM meets Ambassador of ...
Humour in the house
The discussion in the parliament's joint sitting took a humourous turn when the Speaker, Jigme Zangpo had to resort to colloquial Dzongkha to send a message across to Chhumig-Ura MP, Tshewang Jurmi, to be seated. The post Humour in the house appeared first on BBS.
Parliamentarians fail to finalise Pema Gatshel's Thromdes
After the parliament's joint sitting failed to finalise a Dzongkhag Thromde and Yenlag Thromde for Pema Gatshel and Yenlag Thromde for Paro, they decided to form a Special Joint Committee, today. The parliamentarians decided on the committee to stop the endorsement from failing again. The post ...
More than 700 walk in support of Orange YOUR Neighbourhood
More than 700 participants walked more than 13 kilometres, from Parizampa till Clock tower in Thimphu, to show support for elimination of violence against women. The event was part of International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. The post More than 700 walk in support of Orange YOUR ...
Enhancing border security
Better Coordinated Border Management is the solution to enhancing border security whilst improving trade facilitation, according to the Department of Revenue and Customs. At present, coordination among regulating agencies is minimal. To address this, a four-day workshop on 'Coordinated Border ...
Minimise government interventions: EFN conference
In a latest report compiled by the Fraser institute, Canada, Bhutan ranks 87 out of 157 countries in economic freedom. The ranking takes account of indicators such as government's share of the total economy, legal system, monetary stability, freedom to trade internationally and regulations. The post ...
Joint sitting to re-deliberate thromdes of Pema Gatshel and Paro
Under the Royal Command, the Parliament's joint sitting will discuss Pema Gatshel's Dzongkhag Thromde and Yenlag Thromdes and Paro's Yenlag Thromde, in next two days. The post Joint sitting to re-deliberate thromdes of Pema Gatshel and Paro appeared first on BBS.
MoH to recall a batch of Paracetamol
The Ministry of Health is recalling one batch of the three batches of 500mg Paracetamol tablet bought for this year. The recall comes after the Drug Regulatory Authority's quality test showed that the batch is not up to the standard. The post MoH to recall a batch of Paracetamol appeared first on ...
Drastic decline in forest fire incidences
Department of Forests, under agriculture ministry, is seeing a drastic decline in forest fire incidences, this year. From October 2014 to July 2015, the cases of forest fire in the country decreased to 33 from 66 within the same months from October 2013 to July 2014. The post Drastic decline in ...
Waste water sample sent to Thimphu for verification
: Samdrup Jongkhar municipality has sent waste water sample from the sewage treatment plant to Thimphu's National Environment Commission to find out if it caused fish in Dungsamchu to die. Scores of fish had turned up dead in Dungsamchu that flows by the Samdrup Jongkhar town on Sunday. The post ...
Agencies' poor response led to low irregularities recovery: PAC
Poor response from agencies has led to low recovery of irregularities from 2009-13, according to the parliament's Public Account Committee . Despite the directive from the parliament in 2014, the amount recovered is only about Nu 53 M as of September this year of the total Nu 612.36 M unresolved ...
Should economy be free?
Economic freedom is the prerequisite for happiness, but to what extent should an economy be free? Local and international experts discussed about the importance of economic freedom and how it leads to social and economic prosperity, in the capital today. The post Should economy be free? appeared ...
Inadmissible payment to students continues to be made, RAA finds
Royal Bhutan Embassy, Brussels, Permanent Mission to the UN, Geneva and Royal Bhutan Consulate, Kolkata have made inadmissible payment of Nu 400,000 to the students, reveals Royal Audit Authority Report. The issue was highlighted while discussing Public Accounts Committee Report, in the Parliament, ...
MPs call for strict accountability of agencies with budget irregularities
As the Members of the Parliament discussed the Public Accounts Committee's report today, they called for strict accountability of those agencies with budget irregularities. The post MPs call for strict accountability of agencies with budget irregularities appeared first on BBS.
PM meets Ambassador of Italy
The Ambassador of Italy to India, Lorenzo Angeloni called on the Prime Minister at Gyalyong Tshogkhang, this afternoon. The post PM meets Ambassador of Italy appeared first on BBS.
Bhutan-India representatives meet to decide border pillars reconstruction
Representatives from Bhutan and India met to finalise the repair and reconstruction of pillars at the Bhutan-Indo border. There are 1,985 pillars along the Phuengtsholing and neighbouring Indian town, Jaigoan's border. The post Bhutan-India representatives meet to decide border pillars ...
Scores of fish turn up dead in Dungsamchu
Scores of fish turned up dead in Dungsamchu that flows by the Samdrup Jongkhar town, yesterday. Samdrup Jongkhar's forest division officials suspect the cause to be waste water entering the river from the sewage treatment plant. They say not a single turned up dead in the river, above the treatment ...
His Majesty graces gonpa's consecration in Haa
His Majesty the King accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced the consecration ceremony of Yangthang Zhabden Choling Gonpa in Haa, yesterday. The gonpa, which is one of the largest in Haa, was reconstructed in 2012. The goenpa was reconstructed under His Majesty's command after it was ...
Government hoping a quarry allotment in Taksha
During the Question Hour session in the National Assembly, yesterday, the Economic Affairs Minister, Norbu Wangchuk said the government hopes to get a quarry allotment in Taksha, Wangdue Phodrang for Punatsangchhu project. The post Government hoping a quarry allotment in Taksha appeared first on ...
Langthil unanimously elects a new gup
Trongsa's Langthil Gewog now has a new gup. Sonam Dendup, 41, was unanimously elected as the new gup of Trongsa, yesterday. The post Langthil unanimously elects a new gup appeared first on BBS.
BBIN rally arrives in Thimphu
The Labour Minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo welcomed the Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal friendship Motor rally in the capital, today. The rally comprises of 20 vehicles and 80 participants from four different countries. The post BBIN rally arrives in Thimphu appeared first on BBS.
Take urgent and appropriate action against Dramedtse Gup: NC
The National Council, today, called on the government to take urgent and appropriate action against Monggar's Dramedtse Gup, as per the provision of the Local Government Act. The gup had transferred his census to Ngatshang Gewog even before his term as the gup of Dramedtse was over. The post Take ...
Implicated immigration officials plea for alibi
Legal Representative of the seven immigration officials - implicated in the immigration fraud case - submitted evidences to Chhukha District Court, yesterday. The evidences were to plea for alibi. The post Implicated immigration officials plea for alibi appeared first on BBS.
NA revokes Motor Vehicle Agreement
: The National Assembly revoked the supposedly ratified Motor Vehicle Agreement between Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal after Pangang MP, Dorji Wangdi put forth his argument. The National Assembly had ratified the agreement on Monday. The post NA revokes Motor Vehicle Agreement appeared first ...
Police apprehend suspected burglars
Police in Thimphu apprehended a 34-year-old man from Gangtey in Wandue Phodrang for burglary. The man confessed to have stolen items worth Nu 5 M, this year. The post Police apprehend suspected burglars appeared first on BBS.
Dasho Sangay Wangchug passes away
Dasho Sangay Wangchug, the Deputy Chairperson of the Royal Privy Council and the cultural expert passed away, last night. Dasho reportedly died of lung cancer at one of the hospitals in Thiland's capital, Bangkok where he was undergoing treatment. The post Dasho Sangay Wangchug passes away appeared ...
OAG files 55 charges against Gelegphu's former Dungpa
The Office of the Attorney General has filed 55 charges under eight different cases against Gelegphu's former Dungpa. The cases were registered with the Gelegphu Dungkhag Court, today. The post OAG files 55 charges against Gelegphu's former Dungpa appeared first on BBS.
NC members debate fixed tariff system for tourists
National Council's economic affairs committee recommends the government do away with the fixed tariff system for tourists and retain royalty component. The post NC members debate fixed tariff system for tourists appeared first on BBS.
MoE decides not to relocate central school worth Nu 130 M
The Ministry of Education has decided not to relocate the Nu 130 M Norboogang Central School following uproar from the community, last month. People were not happy that the project was to be relocated to Peljorling in Tashichhoeling Dungkhag from the present location in Norboogang. The post MoE ...
Four accused of killing tiger in custody
Four suspects, accused to killing a tiger in Nubi Gewog, are still in Trongsa police custody. The post Four accused of killing tiger in custody appeared first on BBS.
Man arrested for allegedly raping a minor
Gelegphu police have detained a 42-year-old man for allegedly raping a 13-year-old minor, yesterday. The post Man arrested for allegedly raping a minor appeared first on BBS.
Two apparently arrested for smuggling 7 KG gold
Tsimasham Police, under Chhukha Dzongkhag, is said to have arrested a man and a woman, suspected of smuggling seven kilograms of gold, earlier this week. The post Two apparently arrested for smuggling 7 KG gold appeared first on BBS.
19 vintage cars in the country
Nineteen vintage cars, from around the world, are in the country for 15 days for a rally called Thunder Dragon. The rally, which has the oldest car, Vauxhall 1923 model, entered the country from Phuentshogling. A car manufactured between 1919 and 1930 is considered vintage. The post 19 vintage cars ...
Zimpon Wom delivers kidu semso on behalf of His Majesty
Zimpon Wom from the office of Gyalpoi Zimpon delivered His Majesty's kidu semso to the affected households, who lost their paddy to the recent windstorm in Punakha, yesterday. The post Zimpon Wom delivers kidu semso on behalf of His Majesty appeared first on BBS.
Confusion in the house on ratification procedure
The National Assembly's Deputy Speaker, Chimi Dorji maintains the Motor Vehicles Agreement has been ratified even though an Opposition member says otherwise. During yesterday's voting 22 had voted in favour of the ratification, 14 against and three abstained. The National Assembly Act says a bill ...
NA rejects Opposition's proposal to discuss Paro Thromde's boundary
The National Assembly has rejected the Opposition's proposal to reconsider the Parliament's decision on the boundary of Paro Thromde. Locals in Paro fear that they will not be able to farm, as more than 500 acres of paddy fields now come under the new thromde boundary. The post NA rejects ...
Regional hospitals to have CT scan
There are incidences of people dying on their way to the National Referral Hospital in Thimphu from Monggar and Gelegphug region in absence like MRI and CT scan facilities, according to the Kengkhar-Weringla MP, Rinzin Jamtsho. The post Regional hospitals to have CT scan appeared first on BBS.
Bhutan and Sri Lanka hold first annual bilateral consultation
The first annual bilateral consultation between Bhutan and Sri Lanka was held on Monday in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo. Foreign Secretary, Tshering Dorji had led the Bhutanese delegation and the Sri Lankan delegation was led by Sri Lanka's Foreign Secretary, Chitranganee Wagiswara. The post Bhutan ...
Bhutan to graduate to Middle Income Country
Bhutan is soon expected to graduate from its status of least developed country to Middle Income Country, having fulfilled two criteria set by the United Nations. The criteria are per capita income and human asset index. The post Bhutan to graduate to Middle Income Country appeared first on BBS.
Gelegphu records highest diabetic patients in the country
Gelegphu Referral Hospital has the highest number of diabetic patients as compared to other 19 dzongkhag hospitals. This year alone, Gelegphu hospital has already registered 175 new cases, record with the hospital show. The post Gelegphu records highest diabetic patients in the country appeared ...
Bhutan loses to Qatar
Bhutan lost to Qatar, 3-0, in the World Cup qualifiers played at Changlimethang stadium, yesterday. The post Bhutan loses to Qatar appeared first on BBS.
NA ratifies Motor Vehicles Agreement despite resistance
The National Assembly ratified the Motor Vehicles Agreement today despite resistance from a quarter of the Members of Parliament. Twenty two voted in favour of the ratification, 14 against and three abstained. The post NA ratifies Motor Vehicles Agreement despite resistance appeared first on BBS.
Unemployment allowance has negative impacts: Labour minister
Labour minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo says unemployment allowance has many negative impacts. He was speaking at the National Assembly, yesterday. The post Unemployment allowance has negative impacts: Labour minister appeared first on BBS.
PM talks about alternative model to fight extreme consumerism
In a world driven by extreme consumerism, there is a pressing need for spirituality and development models based on happiness, Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay said at the second edition of the India Idea Conclave in Goa. The post PM talks about alternative model to fight extreme consumerism appeared ...
Economic affairs' minister misinterpreted NC's stand on BOiC: NC
The Deputy Chairperson of the National Council, Tshering Dorji said the economic affairs minister, Norbu Wangchuk, had misinterpreted NC's stand on issues surrounding Business Opportunity and Information Centre . The post Economic affairs' minister misinterpreted NC's stand on BOiC: NC appeared ...
Political parties come together
The country's five political parties came together, for the first time, to chart out plans for cooperation and solutions to promote healthy democracy. They also discussed the importance of political parties to sit together to pen down country's long term strategies during a seminar called Political ...