English | Dzongkha Saturday, October 21, 2017

His Majesty confers Dakyen to the new government

His Majesty the King conferred Dakyen to the Prime Minister and Ministers yesterday in the throne room at Tashichhodzong. This formally marks the beginning of a new government in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Bhutan, second country vulnerable to GLOF

After Pakistan, Bhutan is the second country that is vulnerable to Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) in the SAARC region. SAARC region has over 7,683 glacier lake of which nearly 3,000 are in Bhutan.

“Why isn't Lekey Dorji a minister?” Questions Zhemgang’s constituents

The People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) Dzongkhag Coordinator from Zhemgang is in the capital to meet the Prime Minister-elect to find an explanation as to why their MP-elect Lekey Dorji isn’t among the ministers chosen.

Three detained for chorten vandalism

The Police in Trashigang have detained three men over a series of chorten vandalism in Trashigang Dzongkhag. The three men have, apparently, vandalised eight chortens in Kangpara, Lumang and Khaling Gewogs between 2010 and 2013.

PM-elect will not take up additional ministry

The Prime Minister-elect, after a unanimous decision from the executive committee, will not take up the additional Ministry.

Right time to start involving private sector in Hydropower Development: BCCI

Experts and businesses urge government to open more opportunities for Private Sector in the Hydropower development. A country whose vision is to generate 10,000 megawatt of electricity by 2020 has not seen any of the Bhutanese private sectors in the Hydropower development.

Youth from SAARC countries meet in Thimphu

Youth representatives from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka are attending the 8thregional meeting of South Asian Youth Environment Network in Thimphu. Youth representatives are discussing environmental related issues in the South Asian countries.

House in Paro razed

A two storied house in Paro town was razed by a fire today. The fire is believed to have started around 8.50 am. Though residents suspected an electrical short circuit, officials confirmed gas leakage to be the cause.

Who is who in the cabinet?

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has finally come up with a list of the Ministers, Speaker and the Deputy Speaker. Going by the list, the Prime Minister hasn’t taken up a ministry as promised in their Manifesto.

A Royal decree allows graduates registered with political parties to sit for BCSE

A Royal decree was issued by His Majesty the King allowing the graduates registered with the political parties to register for the Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE).  As per the Bhutan Civil Service Rules and Regulations 2012, they were not allowed to register for the examination.

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