English | Dzongkha Monday, October 23, 2017

Gyalpoizhing Forest Range intercepts illegal sandalwood

Gyalpoizhing Forest Range office seized 100 cubic feet of sandalwood from Zimzorong in Monggar, this morning. The wood was found hidden under sacks of rice in a truck that was travelling to Paro.

Inflation continues to drop

Bhutan’s consumer inflation continued to drop, reaching an all time low of 6.3 percent in December, last year. In November, inflation recorded was 6.6 percent.

Challenges of autonomous schools

Giving autonomy to schools is proving to be successful, according to the Ministry of Education’s Review Report of Autonomous Schools. MoE received appraisal documents from 19 schools that were granted autonomy, a year ago.

List of dzongs submitted to be included in World Heritage

The Department of Culture under home ministry has submitted a tentative list of five dzongs; Dagana, Paro, Punakha, Trongsa and Wangdue Phodrang to be inscribed as World Heritage.

MoIC extends support to short film Lo Sum Choe Sum

Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) gave filmmaker, Dechen Roder a cash of Nu.65,000 for her short film that made it to the Berlin Film Festival. The 20-minute film titled, Lo Sum Choe Sum or three year and three day retreat, is first short film from Bhutan to be premiered in Berlin Film Festival.

Monggar Gewog readying for bye-election

Monggar Gewog is gearing towards bye-election for the post of gup. The post was rendered empty after the former gup passed away in a car accident, earlier this month.

Indian community in Bhutan observes 66th Republic Day

Indian Community in Bhutan gathered at the Indian Embassy to celebrate their 66th republic day.

NRDCL would crowd out private sector: Wood Based Industries

Members of the Association of Wood Based Industries today informed the government that the decision to allow the Natural Resource Development Corporation to establish sawmills in the country would affect private sector growth.

Non-Performing loan at Nu 7.6B

The total amount of non-performing loans or bad loans in the commercial banks has increased from Nu 3B in 2010 to Nu 7.6B last year. In other words 12 percent of total credit dished out by the financial sector has defaulted.

Tillers reach eastern dzongkhags as part of government’s promise

The government has started on its initiative to distribute power tillers to each chiwogs starting with the six eastern districts. During the first phase, 70 power tillers are being distributed to each gewogs.
This comes as a part of the package the present government promised in its manifesto.
The preference is first being given to the […]

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