English | Dzongkha Friday, December 15, 2017

Petrol price to go up by midnight, hike by Nu. 6.67

In what was described as the highest hike ever, the petrol price in the country will go up by Nu. 6.67 with effect from midnight today. A litre of petrol will now cost Nu. 66.93 in Thimphu. The rate will differ from one Dzongkhag to another, depending on the transportation costs. The news comes 24 hours after the hike in India.

WHO donate medical kits

The Ministry of Health received 51 medical kits from the World Health Organisation today. The major trauma kits contain items that have the capacity to do minor onsite operations by trained medical officers.

Restoring works compulsory for mining companies

Without proper restoration works after mining, many mining areas were damaged by landslide and soil erosion. The Department of Geology and Mines have now made it mandatory for all the mining companies to do proper restoration works after the mining is completed.

Ever heard of Samchholing Green Tea?

Green tea is said to be good for health. There are lots of green tea available in the market but have you ever heard of ‘our own Samchholing Green Tea’? It originates from a village called Samchholing in Trongsa and has already become a way of life there.

National Parks and its significance

National Parks play an important role. They play an important role in conservation of unique natural resources, preservation of cultural identities and also the national security. There are 10 National Parks in the country today. Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary is one of them. The Sanctuary covers three Dzongkhags, of Trashi Yangtse, Monggar and Lhuentse. It covers an area of 1545 square kilometres, out of which 420 square kilometres is the buffer zone.

His Majesty awards Kabneys to remaining 15 Gups

His Majesty the King awarded Kabneys and granted Audience to 15 Gups today. The Gups are from Gewogs where elections were not conducted during the first round of local government elections last year, for reasons such as lack of candidates and disputed results.  All 205 Gewogs in Bhutan now have an elected Gup.

Cross-border electricity interconnection within SAARC

With an aim to ensure energy security in South Asia member countries are discussing on SAARC cross-border electricity inter-connection in Thimphu. The members shared experiences and technical capacities.

Main suspects arrested

(Murder update) Two main suspects in connection to a murder of the 26-year-old man have been apprehended. Both the suspects are former monks. The Thimphu police arrested the suspects from Hejo in Thimphu at around 8 pm last night. Four other suspects were arrested last morning.

Frequent strikes affect travellers

Hundreds of Travellers and vehicles have been stranded in Samdrup Jongkhar following a two-day strike in Assam started this morning. This is the third such strikes in Assam this month, affecting most Bhutanese travellers and businesses in the neighbouring Dzongkhags.

Lyonpo Zangley chairs a World Health Committee meeting

The members of the World Health Committee unanimously elected the Health Minister, Zangley Dukpa, to chair ‘Committee A’ meeting during the 65th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Committee A is one of the two main committees of the World Health Assembly.

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