Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Fund Bill

The National Assembly yesterday endorsed the “Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Fund Bill” with all 46 members, excluding the speaker, unanimously voting to adopt it.

The National Assembly had passed the Bill during the eight session of the parliament last winter.

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Royal Kasho for Land Bill Deliberations in Parliament

His Majesty the King on the 15th of June 2012 granted a Royal Kasho to the Speaker and Chair of the respective houses of the Parliament, the Prime Minister and the Leader of Opposition.

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Trowa Theatre Land Controversy

A majority of the assembly members expressed their reservations over the Works and Human Settlement Minister’s suggestion to sell the land on which stands the Trowa theatre at Changjiji today.

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OL Cut Off by Speaker

The Opposition Leader (OL) who planned to ask five questions was cut-off by the Speaker when he was on the verge to start the questions directed toward the Prime Minister.

Of the two questions it was advised by the Speaker Jigmi Tshultim that one did not qualify as per the rules.

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Land Bill of Bhutan, 2012

The 9th session of the 1st parliament of Bhutan opened on the 8th of June, 2012. This is the second last parliament session for this elected government. The last session, probably to be held in the winter will be mostly be an exchange of pleasantries. If the government has to make a mark, this is probably their last shot.

A host of important issues are up for discussion for this session. Of all the discussions, most Bhutanese will be following the Land Amendment Bill very closely.

The following is a reprint from KUENSEL regarding the proposed land bill 2012. What are your views? How are you going to be affected?

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