English | Dzongkha Thursday, October 19, 2017

PM participates in a series of sideline events in New York

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay took part in a series of side events of the UN SDG Summit-2015, a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office say.

Regional tourists outnumber international visitors

Bhutan recorded more regional tourists compared to international visitors between January and August, this year. A total of 66,832 visitors were regional and 32,877 were international dollar paying tourists.

Four Bhutanese athletes to compete in Asian championship

Four bodybuilders, Lobzang Tshering, Karma Gyambo, Sangay Tsheltrim and Kuenley Wangmo will be competing at the 49th Asian Bodybuilding Championship to be held in Uzbekistan’s capital city, Tashkent. They left for Tashkent, today.

Ailing Passenger de-boarded after tourists complain

Drukair’s pilot allegedly asked a passenger, suffering from sinusitis with chronic ulcer, to disembark, after four passengers complained about strong smell from the man, yesterday.

PM speaks at UN summit in New York

Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay said UN’s vision and principles set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development resonates strongly with Bhutan’s development philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Lyonchhen was speaking at the United Nations’ summit in New York, yesterday.

Chhukha District Court grants bail to seven immigration officials

Chhukha District Court released seven immigration officials on bail, last Monday. They had appealed to the district court after Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court had convicted them to three years imprisonment each in August.

CSD canteen in SJ allegedly refuses Bhutanese currency

One of the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) of India’s Defense Ministry, located in Samdrup Jongkhar town, is supposedly not accepting Bhutanese currency. Many locals are saying they are confused as the canteen is being operated on Bhutanese soil.

PM meets UN’s Under-Secretary-General in New York

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay met the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, at the UNDP Headquarters in New York.

Buddha statue in Thimphu consecrated

The Buddha statue at Kuensel Phodrang in Thimphu was consecrated, yesterday, after 10 years since the initial works first began. The 201-feet tall Buddha Dordenma is one of the largest statues in the world.

Bhutan’s economy has improved: PM

Bhutan’s economy has improved since 2012 with many indicators trudging an upward trajectory including foreign currency reserve and GDP growth. The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, quoting figures from the National Statistics Bureau said, total GDP has reached 119B and rupee reserve has reached INR 17B.

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