English | Dzongkha Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Drastic decline in forest fire incidences

Department of Forests, under agriculture ministry, is seeing a drastic decline in forest fire incidences, this year. From October 2014 to July 2015, the cases of forest fire in the country decreased to 33 from 66 within the same months from October 2013 to July 2014.

Waste water sample sent to Thimphu for verification

(Update): Samdrup Jongkhar municipality has sent waste water sample from the sewage treatment plant to Thimphu’s National Environment Commission to find out if it caused fish in Dungsamchu to die. Scores of fish had turned up dead in Dungsamchu that flows by the Samdrup Jongkhar town on Sunday.

Agencies’ poor response led to low irregularities recovery: PAC

Poor response from agencies has led to low recovery of irregularities from 2009-13, according to the parliament’s Public Account Committee (PAC). Despite the directive from the parliament in 2014, the amount recovered is only about Nu 53 M as of September this year of the total Nu 612.36 M unresolved irregularities.

Should economy be free?

Economic freedom is the prerequisite for happiness, but to what extent should an economy be free? Local and international experts discussed about the importance of economic freedom and how it leads to social and economic prosperity, in the capital today.

Inadmissible payment to students continues to be made, RAA finds

Royal Bhutan Embassy, Brussels, Permanent Mission to the UN, Geneva and Royal Bhutan Consulate, Kolkata have made inadmissible payment of Nu 400,000 to the students, reveals Royal Audit Authority Report. The issue was highlighted while discussing Public Accounts Committee Report, in the Parliament, today.

MPs call for strict accountability of agencies with budget irregularities

As the Members of the Parliament discussed the Public Accounts Committee’s report today, they called for strict accountability of those agencies with budget irregularities.

PM meets Ambassador of Italy

The Ambassador of Italy to India, Lorenzo Angeloni called on the Prime Minister at Gyalyong Tshogkhang, this afternoon.

Bhutan-India representatives meet to decide border pillars reconstruction

Representatives from Bhutan and India met to finalise the repair and reconstruction of pillars at the Bhutan-Indo border. There are 1,985 pillars along the Phuengtsholing and neighbouring Indian town, Jaigoan’s border.

Scores of fish turn up dead in Dungsamchu

Scores of fish turned up dead in Dungsamchu that flows by the Samdrup Jongkhar town, yesterday. Samdrup Jongkhar’s forest division officials suspect the cause to be waste water entering the river from the sewage treatment plant. They say not a single turned up dead in the river, above the treatment plant.

His Majesty graces gonpa’s consecration in Haa

His Majesty the King accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced the consecration ceremony of Yangthang Zhabden Choling Gonpa in Haa, yesterday. The gonpa, which is one of the largest in Haa, was reconstructed in 2012. The goenpa was reconstructed under His Majesty’s command after it was severely damaged by earthquake in 2011.

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