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Indian PM to visit Bhutan on a mutually convenient date

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering met with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi today. At the meeting, Lyonchhen reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Bhutan at the earliest convenience. The Indian PM accepted the invitation to visit Bhutan on a mutually convenient date.

Load carrying capacity for trucks to be increased

The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) will soon increase the load carrying capacity limit for trucks. The Information and Communications Ministry will issue an executive directive to the RSTA within this week. The Information and Communications Minister informed this at the National Assembly yesterday.

Decorum to the winds in the House

In what started as an effective deliberation on the need for an apprehensive and extensive review of the LG Act, the discussion deviated towards personal attack. This drew in public attention on Facebook describing what has happened in the National Assembly as unacceptable.

Youth Unemployment rate not alarming

With the National Youth Unemployment rate increased from 12.3 per cent in 2017 to 15.7 per cent in 2018, MP Yeshey Dem of Khamed_Lunana asked the Labour minister what the Ministry is doing to address the issue.

Bhutanese students doing good in Japan, claims Labour minister

The labour minister claims that the case of Bhutanese students in Japan was not as serious as reported by the Bhutanese and Japanese media and the social media.

Govt. to do away with 5% voucher tax after the winter session

The government says they will be doing away with the five per cent voucher tax after the winter session of the parliament.

Consultative meeting held to understand HKH assessment report

To better understand the recently published Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) Assessment Report, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), held a consultative meeting for Bhutan with relevant decision makers recently. It calls for actions on the recommendations and interventions made in the report.

House partially damaged in Pekchurung, Monggar.

A fire partially damaged a two-storied traditional house at Pekchurung in Monggar this morning. Police, DeSuups and gewog officials contained the fire.

PM in New Delhi to attend Indian PM swearing-in ceremony

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering arrived in New Delhi, India this morning to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi.

Impeachment Procedure Bill introduced in NC

Impeachment Procedure Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2019 for the Holders of the Constitutional Offices was introduced in the National Council today. The Chairperson of the Natural Resources and Environment Committee of the Council presented the Bill in the house today.
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