English | Dzongkha Friday, October 20, 2017

National Council’s session ends

The first session of the second Parliament of the National Council concluded, today, with the offering of Tashi Moenlam by members. The final sitting ended with rectification of the resolutions.

Pilot project on gewog-level database system to begin

In order to improve the availability of data at the gewog-level, the National Statistical Bureau will be piloting its first gewog-level database system in Bumthang.

Officials sentenced for illegal encroachment

The Dungkhag Court in Nganglam in Pema Gatshel sentenced a former land record officer, former Gup and a businessman to prison terms ranging from one to three years. The verdict was passed on Wednesday.

Community forests benefit Sarpang Dzongkhag

The community forest in Umling Gewog under Sarpang dzongkhag is benefiting the people of the gewog. Of the eight villages, only one does not have a community forest.

Bhutan out of Under-16 football Championship qualifiers

In the ongoing AFC Under-16 football Championship 2014 qualifiers, Bhutan lost the fourth and last match of the Championship to India by eight goals to one, yesterday.

The World Tourism Day was observed in Punakha, yesterday. The Tourism Council of Bhutan, the Association of Bhutanese tour operators, the Guides Association of Bhutan and other stakeholders observed the day on the theme, “Tourism and Water-Protecting our Common future”.

RTI proving to be divisive: PM

The Right to Information (RTI) Bill in Bhutan is also proving to be divisive, said the Prime Minister at the meet the press, today.  Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said they have been cautioned that it will constrain the government’s ability to govern and on the other hand, there will be those calling for more free access to information.

NC to put up recommendations on hydropower projects

The National Council today decided to put up recommendations to the Government to look into the current situation of hydropower projects and its impact on township development. This came up after discussion on policy issues that were not part of the agenda.

An operation help put smile back

Over 70 children aged between, six months to 17 years, attended a week-long surgical camp for palate and cleft lip in Monggar. Of the total, 40 were operated at the Monggar Regional Referral Hospital by a few experts from Singapore and the United States. The camp ended today.

First-ever Nyingma Foundation meeting held

The first-ever Nyingma Foundation meeting was held at Gangtey Goenpa in Wangdue Phodrang, last week. Over 160 monks and Lams attended the meeting which was chaired by the Gangtey Trulku.

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