Category Archives: General

Was the recent decision of the Government that increased taxes on vehicles legally correct?

With the implementation of Goods & Service Tax (GST) in India, imports of goods have generally become cheaper in Bhutan. Consumption is expected to grow which could cause considerable strain on our rupee reserve, especially when considering import of vehicles. … Continue reading

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Question on telecom service providers and connectivity issues

Question raised to the Hon’ble Minister for Information and Communications Telecommunication connectivity and service standards Raised by Gasa Theumi Sangay Khandu Source: National Council The number of call drops and failure to access internet on both data cards and mobile … Continue reading

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Question on support to local content development

Questioned raised to the Hon’ble Minister Home and Cultural Affairs Local content generation and culture Raised by Gasa Thuemi Sangay Khandu After a hugely popular Ap Bokto animation was publicly released, children as far and remote as Laya and Lunana, … Continue reading

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Remembering the first aerial election campaign in Bhutan

Exactly 3 years today, on April 23, 2013, votes were cast for the 2nd national elections, the National Council elections to be more precise. As I reminisce today, in particular looking at this picture, I am reminded of just how … Continue reading

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Naming of the Gyalsay – a profound moment.

  As His Majesty the King pronounced the Gyalsay’s name to the country for the first time today, standing still, amongst the thousands gathered in the courtyard of Pungthangdewachenpaiphodrang, riveted to every syllable and absorbing every frame of our beloved … Continue reading

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Dhendup Norzang – the Naep (deity) of Gasa Tsachu.

Gasa is most famous for its Tsachu (hotspring) and thousands visit here, each year during the winter months as most believe it heals ailments. It was damaged in July 2009 by floods and has been reconstructed. To accommodate increasing number … Continue reading

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Neten Dreop Dorji visits Gasa tsachu

Bringing my uncle Bagu to meet another uncle, Neten Dreop Dorji, who is here at the tsachu. He joined the Pungthang Dratsang at the age of 8, became Gasa Kangjub at 22 and served 11 years, served as Kudru at … Continue reading

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