English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 17, 2017

DPT will not pay Bha to Dasho Benji says the party

Druk Phuensum Tshopga (DPT) will not pay Bha- the monetary surety of Nu.75 Million- as demanded by the Special Adviser to the National Environment Commission, Dasho Paljor J. Dorji, popularly known as Dasho Benji.

Retaining qualified teachers still a challenge

Retaining qualified teachers continues to pose a challenge, the education ministry says. Considerable number of teachers is leaving the profession every year, the annual education statistics 2014 reveals. From 2008 to 2014, more than 1,500 teachers have left the profession.

Number of people abusing drugs rising

Number of people abusing drugs is on the rise. The Royal Bhutan Police arrested 530 male and 31 female in 2013. The number went up to 711 in 2014.

Police on the lookout for homicide suspect

(Update): The police are still on the lookout for the suspect of a homicide case that took place in Thimphu.

His Majesty celebrates Chunyipai Losar in Lhuentse

His Majesty the King celebrated the traditional day of offering or the Chunyipai Losar with the people of Lhuentse yesterday.

Punakha Dratshang has three new Kudungs

Punakha Dratshang has three new Kudungs of Sha, Paro and Tshogchen. The three Kudungs were appointed by the Dorji Lopen of the Zhung Dratshang this morning. The appointment is in line with the age-old tradition, coinciding with the Traditional Day of offering.

Bhutan’s Permanent Representative to UN presents credentials

The Permanent Representative of Bhutan to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva, Daw Penjo, presented his credentials to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, yesterday.

Team Paro Eleven is the winner in the Men’s open Futsal tournament held in Paro. They defeated Parop Chen five goals to three in the final which was played, yesterday. The winners were awarded a cash prize of Nu.8000, while the runners up team received 5000. Ten teams took part in the tournament.

Government not able to stimulate economy: Opposition

Members of the Opposition party say the government has not been able to stimulate the economy, despite many promises it made through the Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP).

Whereabouts of those abducted still not known

(Update):Even after four months, the whereabouts of two men, who were abducted from Shantipur in India, are still not known.

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