High Court upholds District Court’s judgment in Penjore’s case

Penjore to appeal to the Supreme court The High Court upheld the Thimphu District Court’s judgment on the compensation claim by Penjore for his detention for 16 days. The judgment passed on August 31 and upheld the District Court’s judgment acquitting of defamation charges. The case was registered with the Thimphu District Court in November […]

To augment the democratic process

Political parties rally around the ECB on new rules pertaining to manifestos and pledges One of the main changes that the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has included in the “Rules on Elections Conduct in the Kingdom of Bhutan, 2022”, which came out on August 29, 2022, concerns manifestos and pledges of political parties. With […]

Strengthening the democratic pillars

The Election Commission of Bhutan’s (ECB) “Rules on the Conduct of Elections in the Kingdom of Bhutan 2022,” has evoked mixed feelings from the populace. However, the majority support the ECB’s new criteria on experience that aspiring politicians need to have. And this support is augmented when young politicians, who have now garnered experience, share […]

An industrial area without a waste disposal site

In the absence of a landfill, industries have been taking their wastes to the Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde landfill In what can be called improper planning, lack of coordination, or gross negligence of stakeholders involved, the Motanga Industrial Area in Samdrup Jongkhar lacks a waste disposal site, while massive industries like Cryogenic Gases, Burma Chemicals, Ferro […]