English | Dzongkha Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Dropping of oranges before it is picked

People of Kharza_Leyphu chiwog of Yangnyer Gewog in Trashigang are worried with the dropping of oranges when it is about to ripe.

Narphoong without adequate drinking water for 2 years

Two years ago, road widening works of Samdrup Jongkhar- Trashigang highway has left Narphoong chiwog in Gomdar Gewog without drinking water supply. The village is still suffering.

Mixed reactions on lowering Age of Consent

Even after much deliberation, the National Assembly could not reach a consensus on the age of consent at 16 yesterday. As per the Penal Code Amendment Act of Bhutan 2011, the age of consent for sexual acts is 18 years of age.

Officers from armed forces trained in community based scouting

Aimed at enhancing the sense of volunteerism, building teamwork and broadening the scouting horizon, a three-day community based scouting (CBS) training for the military officers was conducted in Phuentshogling this week.
The training which ended yesterday saw about twenty military officers from Royal Bhutan Police, Royal Body Guard and Royal Bhutan Army taking part in the […]

Symposium on social participation for Bhutanese with disabilities

A two-year project titled “Understanding, Developing, and Supporting Meaningful Work for Youth with Disabilities in Bhutan: Networks, Communities, and Transitions” was launched at Royal Thimphu College today.

Two more crèches open in CFM & Thimphu Thromde

The growing trend of nuclear or small families has added more responsibility for parenting, especially to working parents. Officials from the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) say this is a result of socio-economic development in the country. To address this, NCWC has, therefore, started establishing child crèches since 2015 under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Project.

Vegetables farming on the rise in Bali chiwog

People of Bali chiwog under Chhubu Gewog in Punakha have stopped cultivating paddy twice a year, they do it only once and divert their energy toward vegetables now.

Council recommends for a new Act to control alcohol abuse

A few members of the National Council recommended the need to come up with an act to control abuse of alcohol in yesterday’s session. This recommendation was made while the house deliberated on the Good Governance committee’s recommendation of making Bhutan Narcotic Control Authority (BNCA) an overall agency to spearhead measures to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.

Need for adequate rehab facilities in the country

Lack of adequate rehabilitation facilities in the country is one of the challenges in addressing alcohol abuse. The Good Governance Committee of the National Council highlighted this during the presentation of the Review Report on the Harmful Use of Alcohol in the country yesterday.

Guesthouse for the Olep community to be completed soon

Locals in Rukha chiwog under Wangdue Phodrang have to host visiting officials at their homes since the community is one of the most remote places without a proper guesthouse. However, with the ongoing construction of a two-storied guesthouse, the problem will soon be solved.

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