English | Dzongkha Monday, October 23, 2017

NC ratifies trade agreement between Bhutan and Thailand

The National Council ratified the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between Bhutan and Thailand. Twenty Members voted “yes” from 21 members present. One member abstained.

Allow constitutional offices’ members and commissioners back to civil service?

Majority of the National Assembly members voted in favour of members and commissioners of the constitutional offices to go back to civil service once their term is over.

PM calls for a close regional cooperation

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay called upon the SAARC member countries to exert itself to fulfill regional and international commitments to protect the environment, and build resilience against climate change.

Men on duty should be allowed to frisk women suspects: MP Tharchen

The Trongsa NC MP, Tharchen said man on duty at check posts should be allowed to frisk women suspected of possessing drugs.

PM seeks further assistance in medical sector from Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay discussed assistance in the medical sector with the Sri Lankan’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit in Kathmandu.

NC endorses Tenancy Amendment Bill

The National Council passed the Tenancy Amendment Bill 2014 today. Twenty members voted “yes” of 22 present. Two abstained.

Amending Election Act will undermine democracy: Speaker

Amending the Election Act, in just seven years of democracy, would undermine the country’s Constitution, said Speaker Jigme Zangpo.

Border gate opens following a riot near Samtse

(Update): Two days after the strike was called in Chamurchi, a border area close to Samtse town, following a death of an Indian domestic help, the border gates opened yesterday.

Tug of war over road alignment halts construction

The construction of the Gewog Centre Road of Shingkhar in Zhemgang is yet to resume after works came to a halt about three months ago. The Shingkhar Gewog centre road has been fraught with setbacks since its construction began early last year.

Pune FC and MM FC through to King’s cup semi-finals

In the ongoing King’s cup, Pune FC from India defeated Abhaini Limited FC from Bangladesh in yesterday’s match by two goals to nil.

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