English | Dzongkha Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Economy grew by 4.7%, but still weak: PM

Bhutan’s economy grew by 4.7 percent last year. But, the Prime Minister said economy is still weak and a lot needs to be done to realise the goal of economic self-reliance. Presenting the State of the Nation report, Lyonchhen said the government will focus on five main sectors- hydropower development, agriculture, tourism, small and medium enterprises and mining to build a strong economy.

JDWNRH to be granted autonomy

Towards enhancing efficiency in health delivery system the government has decided to grant autonomy to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH). This was announced by the Prime Minister today while presenting the Sate of the Nation report.

No CE for civil servants pursuing Degree

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) will stop civil servants from pursuing Continuing Education (CE); Degree or Under Graduate programmes. The announcement comes barely a month since the new set of commissioners took over the office.

90% bar-owners breach Alcohol Service Rules

About 90 Percent of the bar license holders in the capital violate the Alcohol Service Rules, according to a research conducted by the Public Health Officials.

Bridges washed away by flash flood in Trashi Yangtse

A flash flood washed away two extension bridges and five acres of paddy field at Toedtsho Gewog in Trashi Yangtse, on Tuesday. A heavy rainfall is said to have triggered the flood at around 6 in the evening.

His Majesty grants audience to DeSuups

(Picture Story): His Majesty The King granted an Audience to 123 DeSuups who are undergoing the 12th batch Desuung Training Programme.

MoIC drafting charter for Media Council in Bhutan

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) is in the process of drafting Media Council’s Charter. The Minister of MoIC, D.N. Dhungyel, said the ministry is serious about establishing a Media Council in Bhutan to help media houses and it professionals work without hindrance.

Museum inaugurated in memory of Late Dasho Keiji Nishioka

A museum in memory of Late Dasho Keiji Nishioka was inaugurated in Paro, yesterday. The museum was inaugurated by the JICA President, Akihiko Tanaka. The museum displays pictures and video footage of the late Dasho Nishioka as well as various farming machineries acquired through the Japanese Non-profit grant project.

Eleven nuns from the Kila Goenpa Nunnery received their graduation certificate from His Holiness the Je Khenpo in Haa, today. The nuns from Kila Dechen Yangtsi Goempa in Paro are the first nuns in the country to have passed the Zerim Zhiba grade. The nunnery has over 40 nuns and seven teachers.

NA rejects NC’s recommendations on pay hike

The National Assembly rejected the National Council’s recommendations on the pay raise of the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament and Constitutional Post Holders. The Members of the Parliament, in fact, want their salary raise to come through at the same time with that of the civil servants, which would be from July this year.

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