English | Dzongkha Friday, January 24, 2020

Harnessing energy from solar to add up on the hydro power energy

As hydropower continues to contribute to the country’s economy, it’s important for Bhutan to integrate and expand its renewable portfolio. And one such diversification would be exploring solar power. This is the message from the hydro vision conclave held in Thimphu today.

Towards understanding business environment, women entrepreneurs

Women comprise almost half of the country’s population. Yet, women involved in trading are mostly in small and medium enterprises or other cottage industries and most women were found operating informal businesses for self-employment.

Killing 2 birds with one stone- a grass preventing landslides and also sold as broom

Villagers of Tashiling Maed (Bararay A) under Semjong Gewog in Tsirang that started the broom grass initiative are delighted with the encouraging results of their project.

NC introduces Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of Kingdom of Bhutan 2020

The National Council’s Social and Cultural Affairs Committee introduced the Lhengye Zhungtshog Bill of Kingdom of Bhutan 2020 today. The new Bill will now repeal the Lhengye Zhungtshog Act of 1999.

Paro FC in the lead with away goal advantage in the preliminary 1st round of the AFC qualifiers

Paro FC is currently leading the race in the Preliminary Round One of the South Asian Zone qualifiers for the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup with away goals advantage in hand. The first leg played yesterday saw Paro FC and Defenders FC settling for a 3-3 draw.

Guidelines for mineral prospecting in private lands

Majority of the members felt there is a need to compensate private landowners while prospecting minerals during the deliberation of Mines and Minerals Bill of Bhutan 2020 at the National Assembly yesterday. Moreover, the Economic and Finance Committee of the House is also recommending to obtain written consent from the landowners concerned for promotion and development of mining in private land.

Private Schools Association of Bhutan wants MoE to clarify on the class XI admissions

The ongoing class eleven admission into private schools has left students, parents and private schools in a whirl of confusion. This is the result of the online registration the Education Ministry carried out prior to result declaration. The Private Schools Association of Bhutan feels that there’s a lack of clarity in the instructions and thus a gap of confusion and miscommunication.

Fire burns down Phongmey Gewog office

The two-storey Phongmey Gewog office was heavily damaged by a fire early this morning at around 4:00 am.
One of the residents staying nearby the gewog office first saw the fire while going to the toilet and reported the incident to the gewog Mangmi, who then asked help from the neighbours and reported it to the […]

nCoV unlikely to reach Bhutan but MoH alert and prepared to prevent the pandemic

The outbreak of a new virus, Novel Corona Virus or nCoV which causes Pneumonia has killed four people in China recently. The virus has spread to over seven countries. According to health officials, no cases have been reported so far in Bhutan and is well prepared to stop the virus from entering Bhutan.

Without a farm road- Serchhenmo and Haila village in Samdrup Jongkhar

In the absence of a farm road in the villages of Serchhenmo and Haila under Wangphu Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar, villagers are forced to feed their excess farm produce to cattle and carry the sick on a makeshift cot to the nearest hospital.

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