Monthly Archives: December, 0

Nepal’s earthquake impacts Bhutan’s airline companies

The recent earthquake that devastated Nepal is impacting Bhutan’s airline companies. With a significant drop in the number of passengers flying to and from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, Bhutan Airlines had to temporarily suspend their flight to and from Kathmandu. Drukair has also started using a smaller aircraft.

Life insurance claims resumes in Bartsham

The Dzongkhag Revenue Section in Trashigang has started paying life insurance claims for Bartsham Gewog after the gewog clerk deposited the insurance premium.

Futsal tournament to combat addiction

As part of drug and alcohol advocacy programme, Drop-in centre under Youth Development Fund is organising futsal tournament called Recovery Cup. There are 24 teams competing in the tournament which began from July 1.

The Labour and Human Resources Minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo inaugurated the launch of the three-month cultural guide course in Paro, today. Around 40 people have registered for the course which will be schooled by the Bhutan Institute of Information Technology and Management in Paro. The course, mandatory for the guides, was available only in Thimphu until now.

Amochhu flooding damages properties

Amochhu River in Phuentshogling broke its bank and washed away seven makeshift huts and damaged road, machinery, and properties, today. A boy was also rescued, using an excavator, after he was stranded in the middle of the flood.

23 army personnel to build bridges in Laya

Upon the Royal Command, a team of 23 army personnel left Gasa this morning to various locations in Laya to rebuild the bridges that were washed away by Lemthang tsho outburst in Laya on Sunday evening. The group will reach Tongchudrak tonight.

Verdict not stringent enough

Six months sentence to the three men, who misused Bhutanese SIM cards, is not fair, according to the relatives of two Bhutanese who were kidnapped and still have not returned.

Fronting to be investigated in Gelegphu

In an effort to curb fronting in Gelegphu, the Regional Trade and Industry is investigating business licenses fronting in workshops, and shops and units providing electronic repair services.
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