English | Dzongkha Monday, December 11, 2017

Over a 1,000 devotees gathered at the Paro College of Education to receive teachings on Buddhism from His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche yesterday. His Holiness gave teachings on Introduction to Buddhism to the devotees present mostly students of the college. His holiness is the incarnate of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche who passed away in 1991.

131% pay raise for the PM instead of 92%

Instead of 92 percent pay raise for the Prime Minister as recommended by the Second Pay Commission, the Cabinet’s report say the increase would be by 131 percent. But, the Prime Minister says his salary should be kept as par with that of the Cabinet Ministers.

BOIC will be closed if proven illegal: PM

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, said the government will close down Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOIC) if its establishment is proven illegal. The Prime Minister was questioned on the legality of BOIC under the economy affairs ministry by the National Council, yesterday.

Controversial Education City Project debated in NA

The issue of the controversial Education City was raised during the Question Hour in the National Assembly, today. Responding to the question posed by Dokar-Sharpa MP, Kezang Wangmo, the Works and Human Settlement Minister, Dorji Choden, said the Cabinet was in favour of the Land Commission’s response.

Buffer zone hampering development: Gelegphu MP

The 100-acre area demarcated as buffer zone along the Gelegphu border has hampered development activities, say Gelegphu MP, Gopal Gurung. He was speaking at the National Assembly, today. He asked if the size of the area could be reduced.

Government’s pledge on maternity leave questioned

The Radhi-Sagteng MP, Jigme Wangchuk, questioned the government on their pledge to extend maternity leave for working mothers, during the Question Hour in the National Assembly, today.

NC endorses National Assembly Amendment Bill

The National Council endorsed the National Assembly Amendment Bill 2014, today. On the resignation clause, the house decided that an elected member who submits voluntary resignation letter before assuming the office or the expiry of the term will now have to reimburse the total electoral expenditure in that particular constituency .

Pay Commission recommends 92% pay hike for PM

The Prime Minister would get a pay revision of 92 percent as per the Pay Commission Report. The report, finalised by the second Pay Commission, was revealed in the National Assembly, today.

Pay Commission recommends 20% pay hike for civil servants

The much awaited Pay Commission Report was presented in the National Assembly, today. As pledged by the government, the report recommends 20 percent salary revision for the Civil Servants.

NC decides to ask NA to withdraw RTI Bill

The National Council decided that they will ask the National Assembly to withdraw the Right to Information (RTI) Bill in this session. The House decided they will be unable to have a substantial discussion without any presentations and consultations on the bill.

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