Protect our children

There has been a heated debate on the age of consent being proposed to 16 years from 18 years in the parliament. Did we actually hear that? Are we being futuristic or are we regressing? So many questions can be asked about the rationale behind the proposal: does it mean that we can rob our […]

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 […]

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 […]

A village with irrigation woes for over a decade

A few kilometers from Kanglung in Pangthang chiwog, all the farmers are busy as it is summer and time to plant paddy. The air is filled with grunts of a power tiller that’s preparing the fields for paddy transplantation. Pangthang is considered one of the rice growing chiwogs in Kanglung gewog in Trashigang but today […]

The allowance pie

Most of the public servants are concentrated in the urban areas where house rents are shooting up yearly hence the government has proposed a house rent allowance (HRA) of 12% at the highest level to 127% at the lower levels of public servants. Public servants at S2 (Supervisory Support categories) and above will get 20% […]

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 […]