English | Dzongkha Saturday, July 20, 2019

Bhutan and India discuss exit/entry points

Of the remaining four seasonal exit/entry points Bhutan had sought from India, two have been called off and the other two are being studied.

PM meets Indian Commerce Secretary and delegation

Permanent Secretary of Department of Commerce to the Government of India, Rajeev Kher called on the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, today.

Status of new hydropower projects questioned in NA

Several Members of Parliament asked the economic affairs minister, Norbu Wangchuk on the delay to begin constructions of identified hydropower projects. During the question hour session in the National Assembly, today, the MPs asked if it would be possible to achieve 10,000 MW of energy by 2020.

ESP’s results unclear

The government is unclear as to what extent of money injected in the banks in the form of economic stimulus fund has served the intended purpose of substituting imports, enhancing exports and creating jobs.

Prime Minister visits Samtse

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, who was in Samtse, inaugurated two farm roads and visited irrigation channel projects over the weekend. Agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji and information and communications minister, DN Dhungyel are accompanying Lyonchhen.

India-Bhutan Friendship Tennis Championship begins

The first ever India-Bhutan Friendship Tennis Championship began today. It was inaugurated by Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale.

His Majesty appoints new Attorney General, Secretaries and National Assembly’s GS

His Majesty granted dhar to the new Attorney General, Shera Lhendup, the new General Secretary of the National Assembly Secretariat, Sangay Duba, the new Works and Human Settlement Secretary, Phuntsho Wangdi, and the new Economic Affairs Secretary, Dasho Yeshi Wangdi.

Ludrong Memorial Garden inaugurated

His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck inaugurated the Ludrong Memorial Garden, yesterday.

OAG yet to respond to NC on BOiC

The National Council is yet to receive any response on the legality of the establishment of Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOiC) from the government. The eminent member of the National Council, Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi said it is taking unusually long to get response from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Government pledges trigger fierce debate

The discussion on the pledges, made by the government during the election campaign, triggered a fierce debate in the National Assembly, yesterday. It started after the petition made by the people of Thimphu Dzongkhag on the need for the government to fulfil their pledges of providing utility vehicles, power tillers and black topping of the Gewog centre roads.

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