Govt quizzed on media harassment and appointment of press secretary

The Member of Parliament (MP) from Panbang constituency in Zhemgang, MP Dorji Wangdi, asked the government about the Prime Minister Office (PMO) harassing the media and rationale behind the appointment of the press secretary during the Question and Answer session yesterday. On the harassment issue, according to MP Dorji Wangdi, the opposition had received information […]

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PDP issues 11-point suggestion on pay revision

Government not having followed parliamentary procedures by tabling the Pay Commission recommendations to the Parliament as a Money Bill among PDP’s 11-point suggestion As the government has presently tabled the Pay Revision Bill of Bhutan 2019 in the National Assembly, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has come out with their 11-point alternative views and comments […]

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MoWHS minister quizzed on progress of Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar road

Minister of Works and Human Settlement Dorji Tshering was questioned on the progress of the Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar road widening works during the Question and Answer session of the National Council yesterday. National Council representative from Trashigang Lhatu pointed out that the works were not complete despite having started in 2007. MP Lhatu said there is […]

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Truck owners disappointed with increased loading capacity

They say increase in 3MT would make no difference The revision of the loading capacity or the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of a 10-wheeler truck from 25MT to 28MT by the government has not gone down well with truck owners in the border town of Phuentsholing. Meanwhile, information and communications minister Karma Donnen Wangdi informed […]

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Removal of 5% voucher tax to be discussed in 3rd session of Parliament

The removal of 5% voucher tax will be discussed only in the third session of the parliament. Finance minister Namgay Tshering said all the tax reforms and fiscal policy reforms will be presented in the third session. The Member of Parliament (MP) from Nganglam constituency, Choida Jamtsho, questioned the finance minister on the government’s pledge […]

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Two SASEC road connectivity projects completed

Of three mega South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) projects, two packages are complete in Pasakha. The Department of Roads (DoR) has contracted the entire project which is split into three packages. The first package was the construction of the Bhalujhora bridge. The second package was to construct the multicellular box culvert across Bahunijhora, and […]

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