English | Dzongkha Thursday, October 19, 2017

His Majesty interacts with people of Sakteng Gewog

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen are currently in Sakteng Gewog in Trashigang. In the last couple of days, Their Majesties granted audience to people of Sakteng Gewog, students and teachers of Sakteng Lower Secondary School. His Majesty also hosted tokha and Their Majesties personally interacted with them. Their Majesties arrived in Sakteng on Wednesday, on foot, from Merak Gewog.

Dungsam Polymers makes its first profit

After running into loss to the tune of Nu 28M last year, Dungsam polymers made its first profit at Nu 3.8M in the first quarter this year. The profit was attributed to several cost-cutting measures and marginal increase in terms of sale of cement bags to Dungsam cement.

Excess power in India: Indian Power Minister

In response to an Indian media report about India having surplus power, a senior government official, requesting anonymity, said Bhutan has ‘absolutely’ no reason to worry about its hydropower development.

Establishing new thromdes too costly?

During the National Assembly’s question hour session today, the South Thimphu MP, Yeshey Zimba questioned the Works and Human Settlement Minister on the ministry’s proposal to come up with 16 Dzongkhag Thromdes and 20 Yanlak Thromde.

Health professionals’ incentive discussed in NA

Until the next pay commission is instituted nothing can be done to increase the incentive packages of the health professionals, the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay said in the National Assembly, today.

The wildlife rescue team rescued a male samba deer from the helipad area in Changjalu in Thimphu, today. Deputy Chief Forest Officer said the deer, about five years old, was found at 7:30 in the morning. The animal was treated for chest injury. A pack of dogs is said to have chased the animal. The deer has been released in a safe area, a few kilometers away from the city.

Queen Mother graces consecration of Thongdrel in Thimphu

Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Sangay Choden Wangchuck graced the consecration of the 21 Taras or Drolma Nyishu Tsachi Thongdrel in Pangrizampa, today.

BKP says government needs to pause and review hydropower projects’ impact

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) has stated that the Government needs to pause and review the trending impacts of hydropower projects before venturing into development of any new such projects.

NA discusses human rights

National Assembly’s Human Rights Committee presented a report on the status of human rights issue, a follow-up on the resolutions passed during the fourth session. The committee’s chairman, MP Pelzang Wangchuk said publicizing loan defaulters in media outlets has been discontinued.

Bhutanese student awarded prestigious ‘white coat’

The St. Joseph’s School, North Point, in Darjeeling, India conferred a prestigious ‘white coat’ on Mikyo Dorji, from Bhutan. He is one of the only 12 students in the 127 years long history of St. Joseph’s School to have been awarded the white coat.

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