English | Dzongkha Sunday, April 21, 2019

A 44-year-old man from Lhuntse is recovering in an intensive care unit in Monggar hospital after he was mauled by a bear. The operation lasted 10 hours. He said he encountered two bears while collecting mushroom in the nearby forest. He sustained injuries on his face, head, chest and hands.

Ruling and Opposition point the finger over unemployment

The ruling and opposition are pointing the finger at each other over the increasing unemployment rate. In the National Assembly session today, the ruling MPs said the increase of unemployment rate from 2.1 percent to 2.9 percent over the last one year, is the previous government’s doing.

PM in Kathmandu to attend 18th SAARC Summit

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay arrived in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, today. He is in Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, which will begin tomorrow.

SAARC must be made more relevant: FM

The Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, said SAARC must be made more relevant to the people in the region and to the world through deeper integration. He was speaking at the 36th Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers held in Kathmandu, today.

350 victims of domestic violence visited RENEW

Three hundred and fifty victims of domestic violence visited the RENEW office in Thimphu, this year alone. Of that, 330 were women. This was revealed as Bhutan marked the International day for the elimination of violence against women today. The day was marked in Genekha Gewog in Thimphu with a theme ‘responding to end violence against women.’

Calm ensues after riot erupts in Samtse border area

The situation in border area of Samtse has become calmer, today. A riot had ensued following a death of Indian Domestic helper, 18, yesterday.

Ugyen Academy FC out of King’s Cup

Ugyen Academy FC is out of the King’s Cup after losing to Manang Marshyangdi Club FC, five goals to one, today. They had earlier lost to Pune FC.

NA decides not to amend Election Act of 2008

Even though most of the Members of the Opposition feel the Election Act of Bhutan 2008 needs to be amended, the National Assembly, today, decided not to amend the act.

NC rejects NA’s amendment on parliamentary entitlement bill

The National Council rejected the proposal put up by the National Assembly that the Speaker’s pay be slightly higher than that of Opposition Leader and Council’s Chairperson.

Office of Attorney General Bill endorsed

After three-day deliberations, the National Assembly finally endorsed the Office of Attorney General Bill 2014, today.

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