English | Dzongkha Saturday, July 21, 2018

Government hoping a quarry allotment in Taksha

During the Question Hour session in the National Assembly, yesterday, the Economic Affairs Minister, Norbu Wangchuk said the government hopes to get a quarry allotment in Taksha, Wangdue Phodrang for Punatsangchhu project.

Langthil unanimously elects a new gup

Trongsa’s Langthil Gewog now has a new gup. Sonam Dendup, 41, was unanimously elected as the new gup of Trongsa, yesterday.

BBIN rally arrives in Thimphu

The Labour Minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo welcomed the Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal friendship Motor rally in the capital, today. The rally comprises of 20 vehicles and 80 participants from four different countries.

Take urgent and appropriate action against Dramedtse Gup: NC

The National Council, today, called on the government to take urgent and appropriate action against Monggar’s Dramedtse Gup, as per the provision of the Local Government Act. The gup had transferred his census to Ngatshang Gewog even before his term as the gup of Dramedtse was over.

Implicated immigration officials plea for alibi

Legal Representative of the seven immigration officials – implicated in the immigration fraud case – submitted evidences to Chhukha District Court, yesterday. The evidences were to plea for alibi.

NA revokes Motor Vehicle Agreement

(Update): The National Assembly revoked the supposedly ratified Motor Vehicle Agreement between Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal after Pangang MP, Dorji Wangdi put forth his argument. The National Assembly had ratified the agreement on Monday.

Police apprehend suspected burglars

Police in Thimphu apprehended a 34-year-old man from Gangtey in Wandue Phodrang for burglary. The man confessed to have stolen items worth Nu 5 M, this year.

Dasho Sangay Wangchug passes away

Dasho Sangay Wangchug, the Deputy Chairperson of the Royal Privy Council and the cultural expert passed away, last night. Dasho reportedly died of lung cancer at one of the hospitals in Thiland’s capital, Bangkok where he was undergoing treatment.

OAG files 55 charges against Gelegphu’s former Dungpa

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has filed 55 charges under eight different cases against Gelegphu’s former Dungpa. The cases were registered with the Gelegphu Dungkhag Court, today.

NC members debate fixed tariff system for tourists

National Council’s economic affairs committee recommends the government do away with the fixed tariff system for tourists and retain royalty component.

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