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  • August 6, 2012

    A 10-member Joint Parliamentary Delegation from Bhutan left for New Delhi, yesterday on a visit to India from 5-10 August 2012 at the invitation of Honorable Speaker of Lok Sabha, India. Led by H.E. Lyonpo Namgye Penjore, the delegation comprises Leader of Opposition of National Assembly, Members of National Council and officials of the two houses.

    While in India, the delegation is expected to call on the President of India, Prime Minister of India, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Chairman of Rajya Sabha and other dignitaries. They will also visit Goa from 6-7 August 2012 and meet the Chief Minister and Speaker of Goa Assembly.

    This is part of the on-going Parliamentary Exchange Programme between the two Parliaments. A similar visit from India was received in May 2010 led by Her Excellency Shrimati Meira Kumar, Honorable Speaker of Lok Sabha. Such exchange of visits is expected to foster greater interaction between the parliamentarians of the two countries and thus contribute towards further strengthening the close relations between the Kingdom of Bhutan and the Republic of India.

    Long live Indo-Bhutan Parliamentary Friendship!

  • August 2, 2012

    Upon appointment by the Royal Civil Service Commission, Mr. Phuntsho joined the National Council Secretariat as a new Director, this morning, in a simple traditional ceremony. He was selected through open competition.

    Mr. Phuntsho graduated from Sherubtse College, Kanglung in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Arts and subsequently obtained a Masters Degree in Buddhist Philosophy from Delhi University in 1992. He joined the civil service in 1987 and since then worked in Dratshang Lhentshog, Ministry of Home & Cultural Affairs, Cabinet Secretariat and Ministry of Information & Communications. Prior to joining the National Council Secretariat, he was the Chief Information & Media Officer in the Ministry of Information & Communications.

    Mr. Phuntsho hails from Kawang Gewog in Thimphu.