English | Dzongkha Sunday, February 23, 2020

Stones hurtled at forestry officials injuring one

Miscreants pelted stones at a group of forestry officials, injuring one of them, at around 3:30am, in Paro, today. The official sustained a four-centimetre gash on the head and had to get nine stitches.

Twenty five university graduates will be joining 63 other Bhutanese for a teaching profession in Thailand. They will be placed in different institutes in Chiang Rai as English teachers. They underwent a three-day induction course in teaching. The graduates had applied for the jobs themselves online. The interviews between the employer in Thailand and jobseekers in Bhutan were arranged by a private agent in Thimphu called Knight Adventure.

Villages continue to lose its people

They continue to leave. Access to basic amenities isn’t proving enough to hold the people back in their villages. Maedtsho Gewog in Lhuentse Dzongkhag is one such example. More than half its population has moved to urban centres.

Consumer Protection Act: How Effective?

Most people are not aware of the Consumer Protection Act of Bhutan 2012. Some shopkeepers sell products without labels. Processed foods with dented containers are also sold. When it comes to price, people say that shopkeepers sell at a price beyond the printed Maximum Retail Price (MRP).

Forest fire guts more than 30 structures

(Update): The forest fire in Trashigang has completely gutted seven permanent houses in Bidoong Gewog yesterday. Ten other houses in the Gewog were also partially damaged by the fire. In addition to that, the fire also burnt down 11 empty (Gungton) houses in Bartsham and Bidoong Gewogs. Including the cowsheds, the fire has caused damages to 32 structures as of today.

Access to health services in Bhutan much better: Dr. Khetrapal Singh

Access to health services in Bhutan is much better, says the World Health Organization (WHO) first woman Regional Director of South East Asia, Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh.

Bhutan Airlines gets a new Airbus

The Bhutan Airlines received its new Airbus 319 aircraft, today. It replaces its older plane whose lease expires this month. The new 122-seater plane has been bought on lease for a period of two years from an international aircraft leasing company.

Moenlam Chenmo begins in Zhemgang

Scores of people from Zhemgang and nearby places are attending a five-day Moenlam Chenmo, in Zhemgang. His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over the peace prayer, which began today.

His Holiness consecrates country’s biggest Dorji Lingpa Throngdrel

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the biggest Terchen Dorji Lingpa Thongdrel of the country in Bumthang, yesterday. The Thongdrel is 45 feet tall and 41 feet wide.

Bhutan’s Ambassador to Bangladesh presents credentials

Bhutan’s Ambassador to Bangladesh, Aum Pema Choden, presented credentials to President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mohamed Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban, the official residence of the President in Dhaka, today.

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