Saturday, November 26, 2022
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Thimphu Protocol of Discussion- to promote cross-country seed-sharing

Farmers in the country will soon have access to improved seeds which will help in enhancing food and nutritional security. This is because the country has agreed to promote cross-country seed-sharing with other countries from Asia and the Pacific at the Regional Cooperation for Seed Sharing Conference in Thimphu. The two-day conference ended on Wednesday.

Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa declares three more candidates

The Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa has declared three more candidates and the party secretary general for the upcoming parliamentary elections. With this, the party has declared 15 candidates so far.

Civil Liability Bill stirs confusion in NA

The discussion on the Civil Liability Bill has led to confusion among members of the National Assembly. The deliberations on the Bill today were cut short with the house breaking for a plenary session after most members said it was too complex and technical. The bill was deliberated and adopted by the National Council during the last session where it was submitted as a Private Member’s Bill. A Private Member’s Bill is a legislative bill introduced by any member of the parliament other than a minister.

Recommendation to provide duty vehicles to all MPs draws criticism

During the deliberations on the bill yesterday, the House endorsed an additional recommendation to provide a uniform carriage charge of Nu 40,000 to all civil servants during transfer and retirement. The house also adopted its Economic and Finance Committee’s recommendation to provide duty vehicles for all MPs. These recommendations drew a lot of attention on social media. While many applauded the National Assembly’s decision on the uniform carriage charge, the recommendation to provide duty vehicles for all MPs drew even more criticism. Our correspondents in the districts compiled public opinions on this.

People’s reaction on Property Tax Bill 2022

Many people are following the discussion of the Property Tax Bill 2022. While the National Assembly has already passed the Bill, the National Council will adopt the Bill next week. There is a general consensus among the people BBS talked to that the tax has to be revised, however, they are worried about the rate at which the tax is being revised. 

Mines and Administration System to ease mining application procedures

Applicants interested to invest in mining and those seeking to lease mines will no longer need to physically visit the office to submit and track their applications. They can now apply it online by using the newly launched Mines and Administration System. The system worth Nu 2.98 M efficiently streamlines the overall application procedures for mining. It is developed as a part of ICT initiatives of the 12th Five Year Plan by the Department of Geology and Mines under the Ministry of Economic Affairs. 
Sunday, November 27(4th of 10th Bhutanese Month)
Good Day
To appoint to post, appease local deities, hand and take over office, start education, shift house, start new business, hold good discussion, sow seeds, plant trees and flowers.
Not a Good DayTo appoint new military leader and inaugurate military training.
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Other Districts

Taking education to faraway learners

A non-formal education instructor in Zhemgang has been an inspiration to many for quite a long time. He takes education to learners who are living in the most remote parts of the district. One of the longest-serving NFE instructors in the district, Rinchen Dorji walks for hours to teach his not-so-young students every day. Two decades into this profession, his love for teaching has not waned a little bit.

Forester dedicates spare time researching butterflies for over two decades

It all started as a hobby and now he has a butterfly species named after him. Not just that, he also has scores of scholarly contributions to butterfly-related studies in Bhutan and beyond. This is the story of Karma Wangdi, a butterfly researcher and a forester at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Research in Bumthang. He only studied up to class eight but is credited with the rediscovery of Bhutan’s national butterfly and is arguably the leading butterfly researcher in the country, today.