English | Dzongkha Thursday, October 19, 2017

His Majesty graces Chhukha Tshechu

His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced the first day of Chhukha Tshechu which began yesterday.

Villagers repair roads, sets example

Around 20 individuals in Umling Gewog in Sarpang took off with spades and tools to repair their gewog farm road on Sunday. The road had become a cause of concern for commuters after it was damaged at several points.

His Majesty’s kidu mobile medical unit treats 800 people in Darla

Over 800 people in Darla Gewog benefitted from His Majesty’s Kidu Mobile Medical Unit. The unit travels to remote parts of the country to provide free medical services to the people.

Fire claims lives of two girls

Two Bhutanese girls, both four years old, lost their lives in a fire incident in the Indian border town of Jaigaon near Phuentshogling.

ATM snafu costs some BNB clients

Bhutan National Bank (BNB) clients using their Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards to withdraw money from another bank are experiencing unauthorised withdrawals from their accounts. In some cases, although cash has not been dispensed, their accounts were debited.

Economy grows by 5.4 percent in 2014

Bhutan’s economy grew by 5.4 percent last year showing an improvement from the previous year when GDP was recorded at its lowest at 2 percent in 2013. The growth in GDP was contributed mostly by the services sector related to tourism and hotels.

His Majesty in Bongo

His Majesty the King visited Bongo, yesterday. His Majesty granted an audience to hundreds of people gathered at the ground in Bongo.

Yonphula airport will operate by October next year

Should renovation works on Yonphula domestic airport complete on time, the airport will be ready for operation next year October. The airport was closed for traffic since October 2013 with the runway being resurfaced.

Tariff policy, expected to be out this year end

The draft power tariff policy that went through a successful meeting between the private sector and task force members from the hydropower sector could mean changes in the economy, but to what extent, remains to be seen once the policy is adopted.

His Majesty grants land kidu in Chhukha

His Majesty the King granted land kidu to 7011 beneficiaries from 11 gewogs in Chhukha, yesterday. The beneficiaries, who have been using state land for years without ownership, received 8,143 acres of land as kidu.

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