English | Dzongkha Friday, December 15, 2017

Bhutan’s first private clinic opens

Bhutan’s first private medical clinic, Menjong Diagnostic Center, formally opened in the capital today. The center located at Changangkha in Thimphu is headed by the former health secretary, Dasho Dr. Gado Tshering, and former consultant surgeon and Urologist with the national referral hospital, Dr. Sonam Dukpa. The clinic offers specialised diagnostic services.

Less capital budget for Dzongkhags

About 50 percent budget for the capital expenditure has been slashed for the Dzongkhags for the financial year 2012-13. This would mean the expenses will be brought down in upgrading and purchasing physical assets.

Two new cinema halls in Thimphu

For the movie producers, finding a cinema hall to screen their movies is one of the major challenges. Bhutanese film industry produces more than 20 films a year. The producers spend three to four months to produce a movie. With just three movie theaters in the capital, it takes almost a year to screen their movies in these theaters.

BBS doing it’s bit for Wangduephodrang Dzong

Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) today launched its fund raising programme for the reconstruction of Wangduephodrang dzong. The debut programme this evening managed to raise Nu.6,28,488.81.

New foreign secretary appointed

His Majesty the King granted Kasho to Yeshey Dorji, appointing him as the Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His Majesty granted a white scarf without fringes and a patang to the new foreign secretary as ex-officio symbols of office.

Opposition votes against Education City Bill

The National Assembly today, endorsed the Bhutan Education City Bill that was reviewed by the National Council. As amended by the National Council, the National Assembly endorsed that the government may lease the government land to the interested buyers as per the Land Act.

A special committee for land related issues?

The Poverty Reduction Committee of the National Assembly submitted a resolution to institute a special committee to review the land related issues in the Assembly, yesterday.

PM visits the ruins of Wangduephodrang Dzong

The Prime Minister Jigmi Y.Thinley visited the ruins of Wangduephodrang Dzong today. He arrived at the site this morning to see the extent of damage caused by the fire to the Dzong last Sunday.

Right to Information enactment fails to garner enough support

The Right to Information enactment to be discussed during the 10th Session of the Parliament as an Urgent Bill has been shelved after the move garnered just nine votes in the National Council yesterday. Eight members abstained from voting and six voted ‘No’.

Rationalise policies on Income Tax: NC

The Income Tax Act has not been amended for last 10 and half years. The implementation of the Act began in January 1, 2002. Thus, the National Council yesterday, called the attention of the government to rationalise the policies on income taxes.

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