English | Dzongkha Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bhutan well on its way to develop REDD+

Bhutan is well on its way to developing a National Strategy for Reducing of Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation or REDD+. It is a mechanism to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change under international climate change framework.

Research proposals under Sherig Endowment Fund selected

The education ministry selected its first batch of 36 action research proposals under the Sherig Endowment Fund.

Bhutan’s first government data centre launched

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) launched the Government Data Centre (GDC), Bhutan’s first centralised government data hub, yesterday.

Bhutan proposes 16-item list for duty exemption from Bangladesh

Bhutan is seeking exemption of customs duty on 16 more products that the country exports to Bangladesh. The Bhutanese delegation presented the 16-item list at the 4th Bhutan-Bangladesh Commerce Secretary level meeting held in Thimphu yesterday.

85-year-old woman rescued from house fire

Neighbours have rescued an 85-year-old woman from a burning home in Pema Gatshel.

Yonphula airport expected to reopen by May

The flights to Yonphula airport are expected to resume by May, two years after the domestic airport was shut down to carry out reshaping works on its runway.

Thimphu roads and drains to be cleaned by sweeping machine

Roads and drains in Thimphu city will be now cleaned by a sweeping machine. The road sweeping machine, the first of its kind to be introduced in the country, can sweep 10 kilometres of road in an hour.

Samcholing school buildings develop cracks

Samcholing Middle Secondary School in Trongsa is worried after cracks were noticed on the walls and floors of its hostel and buildings including staff quarters.

Tracksuits banned in Thimphu schools

Schools in Thimphu will now be forbidden from allowing its students to wear tracksuits during morning assembly and classes. The decision was made at the 11th annual education conference of Thimphu Thromdey held earlier this month.

Je Khenpo presides over Moenlam Chenmo in Pema Gatshel

His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over the annual Moenlam Chenmo or the Great Prayer Ceremony in Pema Gatshel, which began today.

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