English | Dzongkha Monday, August 20, 2018

PM addresses SAARC Finance Ministers

Climate induced disasters are occurring with increased frequency and magnitude around the South Asian region. However, the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) has yet to put in place a mechanism to facilitate co operation on ground during such natural disasters.

Need to streamline labour recruiting system

As Bhutanese construction sector experiences an unprecedented boom across the country, they feel the need to strengthen the policy when it comes to labour recruitment. Though guidelines for recruiting foreign workers have been circulated, people expressed doubts on the implementation.

Treading the dangerous path

A village of about 30 households in Zhengosa, Punakha has been treading on a dangerous path. Falling under Geonshari Geog, the only suspension bridge connecting them to the main highway was damaged by the flash floods last summer. With their only source of connectivity disrupted, residents have no choice but to cross the swollen Mo Chhu to get to Punakha.

Beyond health physique and sound mind

The first thing that strikes a person on hearing the sport of body building is a healthy physique and a sound mind. This is true as proven by the health researches. However, for some, body building means beyond a healthy physique and a sound mind. For them, it is this sport that revived them when they were actually down in life.

Sonam Kuenphen oust BPC to claim the title

Sonam Kuenphen Higher Secondary School claimed the title of the 5th Chumey Open football Championship. They defeated the Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) in the final played on Sunday by four goals to on.

SAARC Finance Ministers arrive

Finance Ministers from the SAARC member countries have arrived in the capital for the meeting of the SAARC Finance Ministers which will take place today.

Buddha Air in service

Bhutanese and foreigners now have a choice to fly out to Nepal or fly into the country from Nepal.

New Lam Netens appointed

His Holiness the Je Khenpo today appointed four new Lam Netens for Rabdeys of Trashiyangtse, Chhukha, Trashigang, Gelephu and the Principal of the Dechenphodrang monastery.

Infectious Bursal Disease confirmed the killer

(UPDATE) An outbreak of a viral disease that killed more than 80 Chickens in a semi-commercial in Yodseltse Geog in Samtse earlier this week has now been confirmed as Infectious Bursal Disease, (Gumboro Disease). It is not Newcastle Disease as reported in the Media.

Export plummets, farmers target local market

Even as the export season for Matsutake mushroom or Sangay Shamu has just begun, farmers of Genekha Geog in Thimphu say that export this year has gone down. It is the most expensive mushroom found in Bhutan. The farmers are now targeting the local market.

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