English | Dzongkha Thursday, December 14, 2017

His Holiness consecrates Chhokor Thaling Goenpa

His Holiness the Je-Khenpo consecrated the newly reconstructed Chhokor Thaling Goenpa in Punakha, yesterday. The Goenpa, located in Phulusum Chiwog, under Guma Gewog was built in 2002 and was destroyed by an earthquake in 2011.

State Mining Corporation formally handed over to DHI

State Mining Corporation, a new player in the mining field, was officially handed over to the Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), today.

Indian Ambassador inaugurates two bridges

The Indian ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale inaugurated two major bridges of Pantang and Rindigang under Phangkhar Gewog in Zhemgang.

Massage parlour’s license cancelled after alleged prostitution

The Regional Trade and Industry office in Phuentshogling have cancelled the license of the massage parlour, where two Non-Bhutanese were allegedly caught red-handed in prostitution.

His Majesty graces Camp Raven’s closing ceremony

His Majesty the King graced the closing ceremony of Camp Raven, and granted an Audience to the 611 student participants.

JDWNRH’s President appointed

Former Thimphu Dzongda Lhab Dorji has been appointed as the new President of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu. He becomes the first civil servant to surrender his Kabney and Patang to the Royal Privy Council, today.

Bhutan’s economy in a difficult phase says World Bank’s Chief Economist

The World Bank’s Chief Economist, Kaushik Basu says Bhutan’s economy is not in bad shape but in a difficult phase. Bhutan’s economic growth is at 2.05 percent at the moment, the lowest GDP Bhutan has seen in the last 10 years.

Economy more than just fiscal and monetary policies: Kaushik Basu

The Chief Economist of the World Bank, Kaushik Basu said social values and psychological dimensions are equally important for a country to develop economically. He was speaking during public talk on social and behavioral foundation of economic development in Thimphu, yesterday.

The Agriculture Minister, Yeshey Dorji inaugurated RNR Extension Centre at Joenkhar under Sakteng Gewog in Trashigang, last week. It was constructed with the financial support from Small Development Grant. The three-unit building costs of Nu 6.7 MN. It is expected to benefit over 65 households.

Sarpang’s Chuzargang Gewog today got their first ever annual Tshechu. The festival is to bring the people together as most of them are re-settlers from across the country. Various mask dances and cultural programs were performed. The Tshechu is also to celebrate the 60th Birth Anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The three-day Tshechu now will be held annually.

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