English | Dzongkha Tuesday, September 22, 2020

2 Lams receive Toe-Tsey Jim honour

(Brief) His Holiness the Je Khenpo awarded Toe-Tsey-jim honour to two lams of the Zhung Dratshang today at the Tashichhoedzong. Lopen Rigzin, 54, who serves as the Drungchhen and Dzimpoen Ugyen Tenzin, 56, received the awards for their dedicated and relentless service towards His Holiness for more than 15 years.

Safeguarding and promoting genuine Bhutanese products

Lot of Bhutanese artisans and craftsmen are facing a stiff competition from the cheaply mass produced imported products. In order to retain the pride of the craftsmanship, the Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Crafts, APIC, has introduced the ‘Made in Bhutan Seal’ under the concept of ‘Seal of Origin’ for the Bhutanese handicrafts sector.

Man arrested for alleged rape

(Brief) A 24-year-old man is in police custody in Monggar for allegedly raping a 34-year-old mother of two. The accused told police that it was a consensual sex. However, the victim denied this.

Improper reserve management cause of rupee shortage

Bhutan is not undergoing an economic crisis but just a rupee shortfall. This statement was made by economic experts from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN DESA, during an economic forum on macroeconomic challenges, opportunities and policy options for Bhutan.

Homegrown vegetables arrive in SJ

Much to the relief of both the residents and the vegetable vendors in Samdrup Jongkhar fresh vegetables grown within the country have started arriving. The green vegetables are brought from places in Pemagatshel and Wamrong.

Strengthening Bhutan-Bangladesh trade

(Brief) To facilitate further promotion of trade and investment between Bangladesh and Bhutan, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry today.

We have equal responsibility, PM tells business community

The government and the private sector have equal responsibility to help the country get away from the current economic situation. That was the message of the Prime Minister to the business community as they met yesterday.

Bhutan Airlines proposes to suspend its services

With less than six months in operation Bhutan Airlines, the first private airline, have proposed the government to temporarily suspend its domestic air services.

ECB and AEC to share experiences

In a move to mutually strengthen relationship in election administration and opportunities for the exchange of information and technology a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Election Commission of Bhutan and Australian Electoral Commission.

Gelephu’s only crematorium in bad condition

The only crematorium in Gelephu, located in Sershong, is in bad condition. The people have no option but to use it. It has not been maintained for about eight years now. And nobody takes the responsibility to maintain the crematorium.

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