August 21, 2014
The new Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan, H. E. Mr. Jishnu Roy Choudhury called on the Hon Chairperson of the National Council, yesterday. The Hon Chairperson extended a warm welcome to the Ambassador and expressed his appreciation at the excellent relationship that exists between Bangladesh and Bhutan. He said that the relationship should extend from the government to people level. Among others, the Hon Chairperson proposed for parliamentary and cultural exchange programs to enhance the engagement. As close neighbours, he said that we needed to know more about each other’s country and culture. To this end, he also proposed for an informal interaction between the Members of the National Council and the diplomatic corps in the Bangladesh Embassy in Bhutan.
H.E. Mr. Jishnu Roy Choudhury expressed his admiration for the friendly people and the pristine environment of Bhutan. Read More »
August 18 2014
This morning, the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee (SCAC) conducted a stakeholders’ workshop on the Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse (NDPSSA) Bill 2014 in the Convention Center. Forty-eight participants from various stakeholders, including the Chairperson and Members of the National Council, and Secretariat staff participated in the workshop.
The Chairperson of the Committee cordially welcomed the participants and expressed his appreciation for their participation in the consultative workshop. He gave a brief background on the Bill, which had been endorsed by the National Assembly during its 3rd Session. The Bill, along with the National Assembly’s amendments had been assigned to the SCAC of the National Council in order for the House to deliberate on the same during the 14th session. Read More »