English | Dzongkha Sunday, April 21, 2019

Country’s national debt is worrying: MPs

The Royal Audit Authority predicts that the country’s debt would rise by 121 percent by the end of the 11th Five Year Plan (FYP). “It is worrying,” said the Nganglam MP, Choida Jamtsho, in the National Assembly, while asking the Finance Minister, Namgay Dorji, the status of the country’s debt.

Amochhu hydropower project not shelved: Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk

The construction of the 540 MW Amochhu hydropower project will continue, said the Economic Affairs Minister, Norbu Wangchuk. He was answering the question asked by the MPs from Phuentshogling and Dophuchen-Tading constituencies.

Part of ESP to be rolled out from August

The loan for cottage and small industries and rural enterprises under the Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP) is expected to be rolled out in the market from August this year, said the Economic Affairs Minister, Norbu Wangchuk.

NC discusses National Assembly Amendment Bill

The Legislative Committee of the National Council proposed that an elected member, who submits voluntary resignation before assuming the office or before the expiry of five-year term, reimburse total electoral expenditure incurred in that constituency. .

NA decides to depute capable civil servants to ACC

The National Assembly decided the Royal Civil Service Commission will provide capable and committed senior civil servants on deputation to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The Annual report of Anti-Corruption Commission was presented in the Assembly today.

The local community and civil servants in Trongsa donated mattresses, blankets, towels, bed sheets and pillow covers to the students of Jangbi Primary School in Trongsa, yesterday. They had collected over Nu.100, 000 to buy the items. Other items like cloths and slippers were also distributed to the people of Jangbi. Jangbi primary school has 61 students.

Construction delay hampers service delivery

The delay in the construction of a Basic Health Unit in Dagana is affecting health workers and patients alike as they grapple with space congestion.

Dialysis machines in Gelegphu hospital out of order

It has been almost a month that the two dialysis machines at the Gelegphu Central Regional Referral Hospital have been out of order. There are 13 patients and they are all being referred to National Referral Hospital in Thimphu.

American student researching on nomads’ lives vis-à-vis modernisation

In a quest to learn how development is affecting the lives of nomads, a research student has travelled all the way from the United States of America to Trashigang. He is currently living with a family of nomads from Merak near Kharungla in Trashigang.

An indoor Khuru tournament in Paro

Khuru is one of the few traditional sports still prominent in the country. A recent tournament in Paro, had made the game even more interesting. The matches were played indoor in an ordinary building.

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