English | Dzongkha Sunday, December 17, 2017

Tariff structure needs restructuring: Private sector

The private sector and businesses in the country are calling for a restructuring of the present power tariff system. Today electricity is revised every year for a three year cycle period.

De-boarding passenger did not breach norms: Civil Aviation Authority

Bhutan Civil Aviation Authority yesterday said Drukair’s captain who de-boarded the ailing passenger on September 25 did not breach any rules and norms of the civil aviation.

Standardising products, a gateway to global market

Many Bhutanese products have not gained access to global markets with the products not being standardised for international market. Yesterday, the Bhutan standards Bureau observed the world standards day to create awareness on the need to standardise products.

Queen Mother inaugurates Bjemina-Chimithanka road

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tshering Pem Wangchuck inaugurated the resurfaced feeder road connecting Bjemina and Chimithanka in Thimphu today. The feeder road was resurfaced with concrete and blacktopping by project Dantak at a cost of Nu 15M.

Bhutan loses to Hong Kong by a goal

Although Bhutan lost the game, the team salvaged some pride and put up a decent performance against Hong Kong, yesterday. It was a narrow score-line of 1-0 against the higher-ranked side visitors in the second leg. This is Bhutan’s fourth loss in a row of the World Cup qualifier.

HV consumers to ask for subsidy from government

High voltage consumers in the country who are mostly Ferro-silicon industries will be asking the government to consider providing them subsidised electricity with most of them finding it increasingly difficult to break even.

Health Walk raises Nu 11.6 M

The Move for Health walk this year in Thimphu raised Nu. 11.6 M. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck graced the occasion. Hundreds walked from Royal Thimphu College to clock tower square. The walk is to promote healthy lifestyle and to raise funds for the Bhutan Health Trust Fund.

Prosecution of DPT’s defamation case against Dasho Benji delayed

The Thimphu District Court will most probably decide next month whether to continue prosecuting the case between Dasho Paljor J. Dorji popularly known as Dasho Benji and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa. Thimphu District Court was to decide in June if they were to continue to hear the case.

West Bengal’s CM leaves Bhutan

The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, and her 19 member delegation left the country, today. The Chief Minister was on a 5-day visit to Bhutan upon the invitation of the Prime Minster, Tshering Tobgay.

Supreme Court allows Bhutanese marrying foreigners to get their MC

Bhutanese marrying foreigners can now get their marriage certificates within one year if all the required documents are submitted to the High Court. It comes after the Supreme Court made new guidelines for the marriage of Bhutanese citizens to foreigners and directed the High court to start processing marriage certificates.

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