Archive for July, 2008

King attends the closing ceremony of parliament (Politics)

Thimphu, July 30: King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk has attended the closing ceremony of the parliament on Tuesday that had continued for two months. Parliamentarians had enjoyed with sports after the closing ceremony. Royal family members including HM also attended the sports. Unconfirmed yet, the next session of the parliament is likely to run in […]

Published on Jul 30 2008 // Main News

PM-led Bhutanese delegation to attend SAARC summit

Thimphu, July 30: A Bhutanese delegation led by Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley is scheduled to leave for Sri Lanka today to attend the 15th SAARC summit. The members of delegation include foreign minister and other senior government officials. Bhutan News Service

Published on Jul 30 2008 // Main News

Nepalese PM urged to raise issue in SAARC summit (Appeal)

Kathmandu, July 30: The Human Rights Organization of Bhutan (HUROB) has appealed the Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to raise exiled Bhutanese issue with Bhutanese prime minister during the 15th SAARC summit scheduled from 2-3 August in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In an appeal sent to the Nepalese PM, HUROB said that it was wrong […]

Published on Jul 30 2008 // Main News

HRH to leave for Tonga

Thimphu, July 29: Her Royal Highness Ashi Sonam Dechan Wangchuck is scheduled to attend king's coronation ceremony in Tonga. As a representation of king, HRH Dechen is scheduled to leave country on July 30 and return on August 3. The coronation day of Tonga king falls on August 1.    Meanwhile, a press statement issued by […]

Published on Jul 29 2008 // Main News

Heart patient appeals for financial support (Appeal)

Kathmandu, July 28: An exiled Bhutanese suffering from acute heart disease has appealed for financial support to undergo heart operation at the Kathmandu-based Sahid Gangalal Heart Centre scheduled for August 2. Chandra Maya Bista, 40, of Beldangi-II under Sector F/1, Hut number 32, who is now admitted at the Centre, said she has so far […]

Published on Jul 28 2008 // Main News

PM faces media, criticizes it (Media)

Thimphu, July 27: The Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley has criticised the media for not understanding the reasons behind the proposal for state funding of the two political parties during the NA session, and for not writing in favour of it. PM was responding to media at his office in Thimphu on July 24 regarding […]

Published on Jul 28 2008 // Main News

Election Bill of Bhutan adopted (Politics)

Thimphu, July 27: The joint sitting of parliament with 21 parliamentarians voting against the move on Saturday, adopted the Election Bill of Bhutan.  While the house required 47 votes to win the two-third majority, as demanded by section 4 of Article 13 of the Constitution, only two votes had saved the parliament from declining the […]

Published on Jul 28 2008 // Main News

Bhutan to receive India&#039s credit facility (Economy)

New Delhi, July 27: India has decided to grand a sum of Rs 400 crore to Bhutan to help meet the shortage of Indian currency in the country. The commitment was made during Prime Minister Jigme Y Thinley's recent four-day visit to India. As of now, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), the country's central bank, […]

Published on Jul 27 2008 // Main News

BNS working team re-structured (Media)

Kathmandu, July 26: A meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of Bhutan News Service (BNS) held today at its central office in Kathmandu has re-structured its central working committee. After the adoption of Bylaws (constitution), the CWC meeting formed a four-member Board of Directors as the supreme body to govern the agency. Members of […]

Published on Jul 26 2008 // Main News

Vaccination against Japanese encephalitis (Health)

Beldangi, July 24: AMDA-Nepal has begun vaccination against the Japanese encephalitis in all seven camps from Wednesday. The organization aims to vaccinate over 35,000 children aged between 1-15 years in the camps in the next seven days. The initiative has been taken after the report of the World Health Organization saying children of this group […]

Published on Jul 24 2008 // Main News