The Social and Cultural Committee of the National Assembly recommended that a person appointed as the Holder, Member and Commissioner of a Constitutional Office shall resign from his/her previous office with post-service benefits. However, with a majority in favour of Council's resolution, the House decided to exclude members and commissioner from resigning.
The success of the first-ever election in the country amid the global pandemic is shadowed by the frustrations shared by some pertaining to the protocols that are allegedly forced on ordinary people and relaxed when it concerns influential people. Netizens and people across the country questioned why the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader, two of the most influential figures in Bhutan didn’t completely observe COVID-19 preventive protocols during the Chhoekhor_Tang bye-election campaigns.
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The rise in the cases of drug abuse has been steady over the years. However, this year, the total cases of drug abuse in the country have decreased compared to last year. According to the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), the decrease is due to intensive patrolling and non-availability of some controlled substances.
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In the latest development of heightening trade relations between Bhutan and India, the government of India has agreed to open new trade routes for Bhutan's bilateral and transit trade at Nagrakata, Agartala, Jogighopa and Pandu. Nagrakata in West Bengal will now be a permanent Land Customs Station without any commodities restrictions. It will allow Bhutan to export boulders and river bed materials to India and other third countries, throughout the year. Prior to this, Nagrakata was notified as a seasonal land Customs Station restricted for the trade of certain commodities.
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While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, people with disabilities are affected more due to a combination of higher health-related risks, loss of income and disruption of formal and informal support system. In light of this, the United Nations themed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities "Building back better: towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world by, for and with persons with disabilities".