English | Dzongkha Friday, April 19, 2019

EU to increase assistance

The European Union will increase their assistance to Bhutan by more than double. The EU Ambassador to Bhutan, Joao Cravinho, said they are pleased with the outcomes of their developmental assistance to Bhutan.

Bear mauls a teenager

A 16-year-old girl was mauled by a Himalayan black bear in Paro, yesterday. The class 8 student was on her way to school when the animal attacked her. The incident took place at around 8:25 am in Tabchheygang under Hoongrel Gewog. The victim suffered deep wounds to her face and neck. She is currently admitted in the Dzongkhag hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.

Seminar for coaches begins in Thimphu

A week-long Sport Development Seminar for Coaches and Sport Instructors began in Thimphu today. During the seminar, participants will be taught how to involve children and parents in sports and also how to organise first club, among others.

Bhutan network for empowering women (BINEW) hopes to bring out more women participation in the 2016 local government elections. There are 99 women in the local government currently.

In their endeavor to bring out at least 15% to 20% women in local government by 2016, BINEW organized a three-day workshop on gender and leadership for women in local government.

Fifty-eight local leaders and aspiring local leaders from the central region attended the workshop.

Falling Rupee’s Impact on Bhutanese Economy

The value of Indian Rupees against dollar is expected to further plummet to Rs.70 against one US Dollar. It stood at 66 rupees against one US dollars as of yesterday. Could the decline of Indian Rupees against dollars impact Bhutanese Economy since Bhutanese Ngultrum is pegged with Indian Rupees?

RTI to be tabled in the upcoming Parliament

The government has indicated they would table the draft Right to Information (RTI) Bill during the first session of the Second Parliament, which is scheduled next month. Although the Cabinet is still discussing, the Prime Minister has already posted the Bill online including his blog for feedback and comments.

Prized mushroom yield on decline

Ura Gewog in Bumthang is a mushroom hub. Among the many varieties of mushrooms available in the Dzongkhag, Matsutake is considered the most valuable due to its international demand. Unfortunately, the Matsutake yield in Ura declined drastically, this year.

Boy electrocuted in Paro

A 10-year-old student was electrocuted in Paro on Sunday. The incident occurred at Nimizampa near Rinpung Dzong.

Bhutan’s football National team in Nepal for SAFF Championship

Bhutan’s National Football team is currently in Nepal for the South Asian Football Federation Championship, which will kick-off from August 31.

JICA donated equipment worth Nu. 32.5 million to BBS, today. It was handed over by the Chief JICA representative, Kumiko Asakuma of the JICA office in Bhutan. The Managing Director thanked the Government of Japan for providing such technical support to the BBS.  He said the equipment will help induce further quality improvement.

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