English | Dzongkha Friday, December 15, 2017

Great Climate Change debate held in Thimphu

Bhutan is considered highly vulnerable to climate change but some say trying to curb economic growth to address climate change distracts attention from more pressing problems like poverty and disease. This was the topic of the Great Climate Change debate held in the capital, yesterday.

Man detained in connection of illegal sandalwood consignment

(Update): A man in his late twenties from Tsento Gewog has been arrested by Paro Police in connection with the case where a forestry official was injured when some miscreants pelted stones at the officials on duty.

Not imposing closure of underutilised schools: PM

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, said his government is not imposing closure of underutilised schools. He said it is just a recommendation from the government to boost education quality.

First Internal Auditors Manual launched

The Finance Minister, Namgay Dorji, launched the first Internal Auditors Manual in Paro, today. The manual developed by the finance ministry is the first manual ever to be prepared since the Internal Audit services was started in 2001.

Community Animal Birth Control Programme launched in Paro

In its efforts to control dog population and the spread of rabies, the Department of Livestock launched its Community Animal Birth Control Programme in Paro, today.

A truck ferrying illegal blue pine was intercepted by Paro Divisional forest officials on Saturday. Officials caught the truck at around 5:30 PM from Chelela with 72 CFT of Blue Pine hidden under some firewood. The offender from Lugnyi gewog has been fined Nu.25,000 for the offense.

PDP clears financial liabilities

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared all the financial liabilities beginning from 2007 till date, the party’s General Secretary, Sonam Jatsho, told those gathered for the annual party convention in Thimphu, today.

Locals still recovering from Trashigang fire disaster

The forest fire that raged for three days in Trashigang has left a trail of destruction. Apart from damaging thousands of acres of forest, the fire has left many homeless, mostly in Bidoong Gewog. Most of the fire victims are still trying to come in terms with the loss.

Shopkeepers selling alcohol in Kanglung to be penalised

Shopkeepers in Kanglung under Trashigang will lose their licenses and be dragged to the court, if found selling alcohol items.

Cost of inflation?

The Economic Professor at the Royal Thimphu College, Sanjeev Mehta, said the average inflation rate has been over nine percent, annually. He added inflation over and above 10 percent is considered alarming in any economy.

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