Karma Ura leaves NC
Thimphu, July 6, 2009: A veteran writer vice Chairman of the National Council, Upper House, Karma Ura has resigned from the post owing to health conditions.
Ura is one the five appointee by King Jigme Khesar to the National Council following the election of the parliament in December 2007. He submitted resignation to King.
The king has accepted his resignation, of which information was passed on to NC chairman Namgue Penjore.
Ura is Director of Center for Bhutan Studies, founded by current prime minister Jigmi Thinley. His published books include The Hero With a Thousand Eyes (1995), The Ballad of Pemi Tshewang Tashi: A Wind Borne Feather (1996), Deities, Archers and Planners in the Era of Decentralization (2004), The Bhutanese Development Story, and numerous other books and articles on Bhutanese history, culture, and literature.