English | Dzongkha Thursday, December 14, 2017

Parking fee collecting agent apprehensive about not meeting contract royalty

The parking fee collecting agent in Phuentshogling is apprehensive about not meeting the required contract royalty despite the recent revision. The Phuentshogling Thromde revised the parking fee contract recently to Nu. 6.2 million, about Nu. 2 Million less from the previous rate.

Monggar team wins Yangphel style archery tournament

A team from Monggar won the Yangphel style traditional archery tournament held in Trashigang. The final match of the tournament was played today. The team from Kanglung came second followed by Radhi team.

The last lag of South Blood Drive campaign concluded with Samtse today. More than 50 volunteers donated donating the blood. The Blood Donation and Non-Communicable Diseases screening had started in Thimphu last week.

His Majesty grants audience to Lieutenant General M.M.S. Rai

His Majesty the King granted an audience to the General Officer Commanding in Chief (Eastern Command) of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General M.M.S. Rai.

Local Leaders continue to face budget crunch

Local leaders continue to face budget shortage even as they plan for development activities to be taken up during the financial year 2014-15.

Forest fire in Thimphu contained after three days

The forest fire in Thimphu, which started on Sunday, has finally been contained. Over 300 acres of forests was destroyed by the fire, according to the District Forest Officer.

Gold seized at the Airport

Around eight kilograms of gold was seized by Customs officials at the Paro International Airport on Saturday. The gold was being brought to the country illegally by four Indian Nationals by hiding them in their undergarments.

The Poverty and Social Impact Analysis report for the Draft Heritage Sites Bill was launched in Thimphu. The study was carried out in the last two years by the Department of Culture in collaboration with the World Bank. It was undertaken to gain insight into the implications of the Draft Heritage Sites Bill, drafting of which began in 2010. The findings include potential impacts of the Heritage Sites Bill, challenges to the implementation of the bill and policy recommendations. The study also investigated the institutional needs to ensure effective implementation of the bill.

A Billion Rupees more for ESP

Bhutan received an additional of Rs.1.2 billion from the government of India as a grant to the government’s Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP).

Bhutan International Marathon

The Bhutan International Marathon was held on Sunday. Over 200 participants from over 20 countries took part in the event.

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