English | Dzongkha Wednesday, April 14, 2021

National Assembly decides to provide a legitimate stand for the PMO

The National Assembly today unanimously agreed to have a formalised Office of the Prime Minister headed by the Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister. The Human Rights and Foreign Relations Committee recommended to include this as a new chapter in the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of Bhutan 2020. The recommendation was made during the third reading of the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of Bhutan 2020.

NC adopts Mines and Minerals Bill of Bhutan 2020 and Charter of the SDF

The National Council adopted the Mines and Minerals Bill of Bhutan 2020 and Charter of the SAARC Development Fund, today. The House also ratified BIMSTEC Convention on Combating International Terrorism, Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking.

MoEA proposes to lift the ban on the issuance of new bar license

The Economic Affairs Ministry is planning to propose lifting the ban on the issuance of new bar licenses in the country. This was shared by the Economic Affairs Minister during the question hour session of the National Assembly. While responding to a question raised by Chummig Ura’s Member of Parliament, the minister said the decision was made after several studies done by the ministry.

Parliament sessions go digital

To conserve resources and enhance efficiency, the current session of the Parliament has gone digital. Parliamentarians have switched to tablets replacing notepads and other forms of paper.

National Assembly adopts Entitlement and Service Conditions (Amendment) Bill for Holders, Members and Commissioners of Constitutional Offices 2020

The National Assembly passed the Entitlement and Service Conditions (Amendment) Bill for Holders, Members and Commissioners of Constitutional Offices 2020, today. However, ten members of parliaments (MP) who voted against the amendment said that the amended section which will allow members and commissioners in the constitutional office to remain in their previous post is against the constitution.

People question PM and OL for breaching COVID-19 preventive protocols during the Chhoekhor_Tang bye-election

The success of the first-ever election in the country amid the global pandemic is shadowed by the frustrations shared by some pertaining to the protocols that are allegedly forced on ordinary people and relaxed when it concerns influential people. Netizens and people across the country questioned why the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader, two of the most influential figures in Bhutan didn’t completely observe COVID-19 preventive protocols during the Chhoekhor_Tang bye-election campaigns.

DPT acknowledges the will of the people of Chhoekhor_Tang constituency, bye-election results

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) acknowledged the will of the people of Chhoekhor_Tang constituency on the outcomes of the bye-election held on 19th November. In a press release from the DPT today, the opposition party also congratulated Druk Nyamrup Tshgopa’s Dawa for being elected as the Member of Parliament.

Tabling the disputed clauses of the Penal Code Amendment Bill of Bhutan 2019

The upcoming parliament session will see 24 disputed clauses of the Penal Code Amendment Bill of Bhutan 2019 tabled for discussion. The two Houses could not come to a consensus on some of the clauses including Unnatural Sex and Grading of Rape.

DNT’s Dawa assures timely completion of pledges, Chhoekhor_Tang bye-election

Following his landslide victory, Chhoekhor_Tang’s National Assembly MP-elect Dawa says he will ensure the pledges of recruiting four specialists at Wangduecholing and blacktopping three farm roads are done at the earliest possible as promised during the campaign. He also says people can vote him out in the next election if his party fails to fulfil the pledges. 

DNT’s Dawa secures more than 62 percent of the total votes cast, Chhoekhor_Tang bye-election

Chhoekhor_Tang, a staunch Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) supporting constituency has changed sides this time around. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) Dawa is the new National Assembly MP-elect for the constituency as per the preliminary results shared by the Returning Officer this evening. DNT’s blacktopping and specialists recruitment pledges are the game changers according to voters.
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