English | Dzongkha Sunday, November 18, 2018

Scholarships to encourage Bhutanese athletes

The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) and Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) will jointly provide scholarships to some 20 students every year. The scholarships will be provided to talented young sports enthusiasts. To this effect a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the RUB and the BOC, today.

Forest fire continues to rage in Bartsham

Forestry officials and fire fighter volunteers are battling the forest fire in and around Muktangkhar village in Bartsham for the second day, today. Dessups have now joined the local fire fighter volunteers.

Bhutan and India renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen existing friendly relationship and bilateral cooperation in the field of audit public finances. It was signed by the Auditor General and Comptroller, Dasho Ugyen Chewang, and Auditor General of India, Shashi Kant Sharma, in Thimphu, yesterday. Under the agreement, people working in the audit sector will be provided professional skills and knowledge. They will undergo training in reputed National Academy of Audit and Accounts in Shimla, India. The MoU will be valid for next six years.

Bhutan and India sign agreement on four new hydropower projects

The Bhutanese and Indian governments signed an inter-governmental agreement on the construction of four new hydropower projects in the country. The Economic Affairs’ Secretary, Dasho Sonam Tshering, and the Ministry of Power’s Secretary, P.K. Sinha, signed the agreement in Thimphu, today.

Prompt action saves Gelegphu town

Had it not been for the prompt action of the fire fighting team last night, Gelegphu town would have meted the same fate as Chamkhar town in Bumthang. With buildings constructed close by, the consequences could have been disastrous.

Farmer unhappy after FCB takes over Chhuzaggang’s rice mill

Many farmers in Gelegphu are unhappy after the Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) took over Chhuzaggang’s rice mill. The Chhuzaggang Agricultural Farmer’s Cooperative (CAFCO) members say they don’t understand the switch in the ownership, as they have been operating the mill for the last three years.

Training on controlling Chinese Citrus Fruit Fly held

To mobilise the community, two-day training on controlling Chinese Citrus Fruit Fly and Powdery Mildew was held in Tsirang. Chinese Citrus Fruit Fly attacks matured fruits. Female flies also lay eggs in unripe fruits. Studies have shown that the maggots feed inside, rendering the fruits useless and causing them to drop prematurely.

Religious institution initiates farm road construction

A 2.2 kilometre farm road is being constructed from Bemri to Totpulung of Shumar Gewog in Pema Gatshel. The construction was initiated by the Lam of Ugyen Thegchog Yangtse Nunnery, Singye Dradrok.

Agreement signed on Farm Mechanisation Project Phase II

The Officials from Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), Gross National Happiness Commission and Ministry of Agriculture and Forests signed the Record Discussion on Strengthening Farm Mechanisation Project Phase II, today.

News in Brief

A two-day workshop on National strategic on strengthening nursing and midwifery development concludes in the capital, today. The Health Minister, Tandin Wangchuk, attended the closing ceremony. During the workshop, participants identified challenges, issues and strategies to improve nursing and midwifery in the country. They also developed a draft National strategic direction for Nursing and midwifery development 2015-2019. About 33 participants, including chief nurses from six districts, attended the workshop.

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