English | Dzongkha Monday, April 22, 2019

Monetary policy regulations to curb excessive car import?

The central bank, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), may put in place monetary policy regulations if the increase in number of vehicles continues to spike. An average 22 cars hit the roads of Bhutan, every day.

Foreign minister visits windstorm-ravaged Lunana

The foreign minister, Damcho Dorji visited Lunana Gewog under Gasa, today, to assess the damage caused by the recent windstorm. The windstorm reportedly damaged 80 structures, including government offices.

Actions against wrongdoings weak in civil service, research finds

Actions against wrongdoings in the civil service are weak, finds the recent research conducted on Human Resources Management by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the academicians.

Two sentenced for raping minors

Sarpang District Court sentenced a 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old man to nine years each in two different rape cases. Both the victims are minors. The verdicts were passed last Friday.

Mandatory guides for regional tourists, tour guides suggest

Tour guides suggested the Guides Association of Bhutan to make it compulsory for the regional tourists to hire them while touring the country. As of now, tour guides say it is optional for the regional tourists to take guides along with them.

Cataract on the rise in Samtse

About 40 cataract surgeries were performed in less than three days, during a week-long Eye Camp in Samtse, which concluded yesterday. Records with the Health officials indicate that the number of people suffering from cataract is on the rise in Samtse.

LG elections for three thromdes to be held in January

The second local government elections for the three thromdes: Thimphu, Phuentshogling, and Gelegphu will be held on January 25, next year.

Bhutan will be Japan’s priority: JICA President

The President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Shinichi Kitaoka, said Bhutan will be among Japan’s top priorities.“This is really a special relationship which exists between our two countries which cannot be compared to other countries,” said the President during his visit to the Agriculture Machinery Centre in Paro, today.

Stroke patients increasing

The number of stroke patients in the country has been increasing. From over 200 stroke patients last year, the number increased to around 300, this year. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain gets blocked or is reduced.

The lone film distributor’s woes

It has not been even four months since Bhutan’s first film distributor Druk Films started screening Bhutanese films and they are already finding it challenging to get screening halls. From September this year, they were supposed to screen a new release across the country at the same time.

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