English | Dzongkha Friday, October 20, 2017

No vehicles in core Thimphu every Tuesday

With effect from June 5, coinciding with the World Environment Day this year, every Tuesdays will be observed as vehicle free day in core Thimphu area. The vehicle free day is mainly initiated to save environment, reduce traffic congestion, avoid the ever rising fuel price, and to control the major outflow of Rupee. It is also to encourage healthy living.

Bhutan and Bangladesh can trade more

The business delegation from Bangladesh met with the Prime Minister, Jigmi Y Thinley today. Speaking to the delegation, the Prime Minister said Bhutan and Bangladesh already share a good relationship. He said the visit by such delegation will help further promote the relation between the two countries, especially in area of trade and commerce.

Need to share more news within SAARC

Fifteen representatives from media organisations within the SAARC region recommended that there should be a common platform and a web portal to increase cooperation among news agencies of SAARC.

Senior civil servants appointed and transferred

Two senior civil servants have been appointed as Joint Secretaries through open competition and selection interviews. The Director General of Department of Trade, Sonam P Wangdi, has been appointed as the Joint Secretary of Economic Affairs.

A house gutted in Lhuentse

(Brief) A two-storied traditional house was completely gutted by a fire last night in Lhuentse.  The house is located below the Autsho Middle secondary school. There were no casualties.

Gasa- remote no more

Gasa Dzongkhag is remote no more. It is connected with all the major infrastructures like road, electricity and communication. This has brought numerous changes to the people of Gasa and civil servants there.

People unhappy with the bridge construction progress

People of lower Kheng are not happy with the progress of the bridge construction that will connect Pangbang with Gomphu. The mega construction work has been delayed by some nine months now.

4 students of YHSS convicted

Four students of Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School have been sentenced to prison term ranging from 2 and half years to five years. The verdict was passed by the Thimphu district court today. They were involved in attacking the school’s caretaker and stealing board exam papers in November last year.

Bhutan to get more than Nu. 3 billion as excise refund

Bhutan will receive over Nu. three billion from India as refund of excise duty on import of goods for 2010 and 2011.

RTI Act- Is it needed?

Should Bhutan have Right to Information Act or RTI? Experts have been called in to share experiences on how RTI actually promotes democracy and public participation in governance. A two-day seminar is underway in Thimphu to create awareness among stakeholders on RTI.

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