English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Government questioned on three new colleges

Boomdeling-Jamkhar MP, Dupthob asked the government on the status of their pledge to construct three new colleges in the East as part of the “Rising East”, Programme.

A live musical performance and cultural show was organized to mark the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo at Rangjung in Trashigang. The program was organized on Saturday last week in Rangjung Woesel Choeling monastery. Bhutanese singers and school students performed various cultural programs.

Some 30 business owners and managers were trained on business ethics in Gelephu. The training was to educate and ensure that the business houses conduct business in an ethical and responsible ways for long-term sustainability and achieve economic growth in the country.The training was initiated by the labour and human resources ministry.

STCB to export boulders and vegetables

The State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited (STCBL) is exploring the possibility of large-scale export of vegetables and boulders to India and Bangladesh. This follows after the government hinted on taking away its explosive business, which is its second largest revenue-earning portfolio.

Armyworms invade Trongsa

Farmers in Trongsa are busy battling armyworms. Swarms of armyworms are eating away crops in Trongsa’s four gewogs; Draagteng, Langthil, Nubi and Tangsibji, according to agriculture office in Trongsa.

Man sentenced for raping a minor

Tsirang District Court sentenced a 33-year-old man from Paksey, Khibisa Gewog, under Dagana to nine years and six months in prison for raping a minor and possessing contraband substance.

LPG cylinders distributors overcharged consumers for years

A recent audit report on import and distribution of LPG cylinders in the country has found that distributors had overcharged consumers while refilling the cylinders. Consumers were charged for home delivery services, without actually providing the services by the distributors, amounting to Nu 112 M from 1999 till last October.

Processing plant will involve no killing of animals: Government

The agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji said the processing plant, the government is planning to come up with, will involve no killing of animals.

Is public debt management act required?

In a daylong deliberation at the parliament yesterday, members discussed whether there is a need to institute a new public debt management act that would provide legal basis to the national debt policy which the finance ministry is yet to submit to the government.

Central Monastic Body arrives in Thimphu

The Central Monastic Body, led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo’s representative; the Venerable Dorji Lopen and monks, arrived back in the Tashichhodzong in Thimphu, today.

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