English | Dzongkha Friday, January 24, 2020

A new clause in the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code for smooth implementation

Bumthang’s National Council member, Nima proposed a new clause on the need for clear direction at times when an Act or law creates confusion in the implementation phase.  This was proposed yesterday morning while discussing the Civil and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2019.
Citing an example of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance […]

Inclusive green finance- combating climate change

Climate change poses a big threat to the country’s economy. One of the solutions to mitigating this risk has been identified as Inclusive Green Financing which involves providing financial services for climate action and related projects.

Locals refuse to give public clearance for dolomite surface collection

Residents of Chhunag in Phuentshogpelri gewog of Samtse are refusing to give clearance to contractors for collection of dolomite and dolomite dust. They are adamant that if community contractors do not get a share of the plot, they will not give public clearance to contractors from outside.

First-ever Jana Chidoe Kurim in Phuentshogling

The seven-day Jana Chidoe Kurim is being conducted for the first time in Phuentshogling. The Rimdro is being presided over by Tshamdra Truelku and over 100 monks from Chhukha Rabdey.

Free barbed wire fencing materials to those affected by human-wildlife conflict

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) will provide barbed wire fencing materials for free to all the affected rural households on gewog’s priority basis. The Agriculture Minister revealed this during the question hour session at the National Assembly today.

Shingkhar-Gorgan highway plans- possibly impossible

In answer to the Maenbi-Tsaenkhar Member of Parliament, Choki Gyeltshen’s question on the status of Shingkhar-Gorgan highway during the question hour session of the National Assembly today the government informed the house that the possibility is getting thinner by the day.

Finally a bridge over Mao River within 2-3 years

After more than a decade of promises, plans and scrapping, the hope for a bridge over Mao River is finally materialising. This was said in response to the question asked by the Member of Parliament from Jomotshangkha Martshala constituency, Norbu Wangzom on the status of the Panbang-Gelegphu highway. 

A 35-year-old man sentenced to six and a half years in prison for attempting to rape his minor stepdaughter

Wangdue Phodrang District Court sentenced a 35-year-old man from Punakha to six and a half years in prison for attempting to rape his 11-year-old stepdaughter in November last year.

Moenlam Chhenmo in Samdrup Jongkhar concludes

The 4th annual Moenlam Chhenmo in Samdrup Jongkhar presided over by the Dorji Lopen of  Zhung Dratshang concluded today.

Over a thousand devotees from Samdrup Jongkhar and other neighbouring Dzongkhags gathered to offer prayers during the Moenlam Chhenmo.
Kinley Wangchuk

Middle path solution regarding consensual sex

The Legislative Committee of the National Council is proposing to come up with a middle path solution regarding consensual sex between children aged 16 years and above. Majority of the members supported the move.
Pema Tshewang

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