Monthly Archives: December, 0

Health team on a mission

A health team, comprising doctors and health officials, in Trashigang, are on a mission to advocate people on the importance of knowing the status of their health. The team kicked off their pilot health camp from Merak Gewog on Monday.

Punakha achieves 50% targeted activities

Punakha achieved more than 50 percent of the targeted activities in less than two years time, after the implementation of 11th Five Year Plan. The Punakha Dzongda, Karma Drukpa, and local leaders presented the dzongkhag’s progress report to the government, yesterday.

Space crunch at Thimphu District Court inconvenient

Come rain or shine, people have to wait outside, for hours sometimes, for their turn to be summoned before a judge, at the Thimphu District Court. There is no place to sit while they wait for their turn. Thimphu District Court, on an average, handles 40-50 cases daily, the highest in the country.

Gelegphu Thromde collects Nu 29 M from taxes

Gelegphu Thromde collected more than Nu 29 M from taxes alone, during the fiscal year 2013-14. The amount has helped the office provide better infrastructure to those living within the thromde area.

Sharing clips perpetuating racial stereotypes a serious offense: Chief of Police

The Chief of Police, Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel says sharing video clips perpetuating racial stereotypes is a serious offense. He said it could cause communal disharmony in the country.

Virtual Zomdu connects parliamentarians to constituents

Parliamentarians need not physically visit their constituencies as and when they want to interact with their constituents. Virtual Zomdu, a video calling facility, has made it possible for the parliamentarians to talk to their constituents.

Man detained for assaulting woman

Zhemgang police detained a 32-year-old man for allegedly assaulting a 31-year-old woman with a dagger. The woman suffered a deep cut on her right arm.

No Bhutanese harmed in Bangkok blast

As of this morning, there are no reports of any Bhutanese being injured in the blast in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. “We are keeping in touch with the Bhutanese community for assurance,” a press release from the Royal Bhutan Embassy in Bangkok says.

Cordyceps collection decreases

The collection of cordyceps has decreased by more than twofold this year compared to last year. Only about 231 kilograms of cordyceps were collected as compared to more than 671 kilogram, last year. It is the lowest since 2007.

Exhibition titled “Faces” inaugurated

Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Sangay Choden Wangchuck inaugurated an Art Exhibition titled “Faces” at the Royal Textile Academy, yesterday. Other members of the Royal Family also graced the exhibition.
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