English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 24, 2017

His Holiness graces International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women’s celebration

His Holiness the Je Khenpo graced the celebration of the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Namdroling Genzin Dratshang in Autsho, yesterday.

28 new HIV positive cases detected

Since July till now, 28 new HIV positive cases have been detected. Of the total, 11 are women, records with the Minister of Health say.

BNCA fines 22 people for smoking in public area

Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency fined 22 people for smoking in public areas in Thimphu last Saturday. Each was fined Nu 500. This inspection comes after five month. The last one was conducted in June.

Nettle fabric to hit the market

Fabrics made of nettle will soon hit the market. The tradition of weaving fabrics from nettle yarn is being revived in Lhuentse Dzongkhag after over four decades since it disappeared.

Climate-smart Agriculture Referral books launched

To make information available about climate change impacts to agriculture, the Climate-smart Agriculture Referral books were launched in Thimphu, today.

Allocate more time and resources on DPRs: NC

Cost escalations, local employment, preparing feasibility reports, and loan repayments were some of the issues the National Council raised while reviewing the Sustainable Hydropower development policy, today.

Street hawkers submit petition to PM

Over 40 street hawkers have submitted a petition to the Prime Minister requesting permission to sell food items on the streets of Thimphu. The police, trade department under economic affairs ministry, BAFRA, and Thimphu Thromde had ordered the street hawkers to stop selling food items along the streets, earlier this month.

Queuing up for cylinder

People still have to queue up for long hours to get cylinder despite a directive, from the economic affairs ministry, which says only one cylinder per person will be issued a month. The directive, which was issued a week ago, was to reduce rush and long waiting hours at the Bhutan Oil Distributor in Motithang, Thimphu.

State funding for political parties rears its head

The issue of state funding for the political parties is re-emerging. During the recent meeting of the five political parties called “Political Parties Finding Solutions as a Bhutanese First”, parties’ members said they continue to face challenges, as they did, when the democratic process began in 2007-08.

Denchi declared as Pema Gatshel’s Dzongkhag Thromde

As recommended by the special committee, the parliament declared Denchi as Pema Gatshel’s Dzongkhag Thromde and Nganglam as Yenlag Thromde. They also declared Betekha as Paro’s Yenlag Thromde.

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