English | Dzongkha Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New rules for volleyball

New rules will be implemented for volleyball, the game which has been played for decades in the country. For uniform application of the rules, representatives from 10 dzongkhags are attending a weeklong basic referee course in Gelegphu.

Court summons DPT and Dasho Benji

After almost eight months since the last hearing, Thimphu District Court summoned Druk Phuensum Tshogpa and the legal representative of Dasho Paljor J Dorji, popularly known as Dasho Benji, yesterday.

PM to send five ministers to two remote gewogs

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay is sending five ministers to Maedtabkha and Doongna Gewogs under Chhukha in the next six months. Lyonchhen said the move is to see the progress and plan development activities.

National registry to record suicide data

A national registry with the health ministry will be maintained for proper storage of suicide data in the country. This is one of the initiatives in the three year suicide Prevention Action Plan launched recently. According to the document, the data collection method for crime and forensic investigations are not up to standard. Neither the police nor the health ministry provides a detailed data on suicide cases.

Intake for teachers increases

The intake for graduates with Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in the Civil Service has increased by 35 slots, this year. Last year, there were 182 slots.

Agriculture sector no longer the highest emitter of Green House Gas

The agriculture sector, once considered the highest emitter of Green House Gas (GHG) in Bhutan, is today behind industries and transport sector. While emission from the agriculture sector remained constant, industries and transport continue to emit increasing amounts of green house gas.

Draft to ensure quality import of power tillers developed

The Bhutan Standards Bureau has developed a draft National Standards to ensure the power tillers imported through Agricultural Machinery Centre and other agencies are up to standard.

It was my decision to upgrade Kamji as central school: PM

(Update): It was the Prime Minister’s decision to upgrade Kamji Middle Secondary to Central School, Lyonchhen told the people of Doongna under Chhukha, yesterday. Earlier, the people of Doongna had accused their MP Rinzin Dorji of influencing the education ministry’s decision to relocate the central school from Doonga to Kamji.

Tour guides say no to tourists’ tariff liberalisation

The tour guides in the country are against the National Council’s recommendations to liberalise tourists’ tariff which is US$ 250 per night.

Senior producer takes BBS to court

(Update): Bhutan Broadcasting Service’s Senior Producer, Kinga Penjor has filed a case against BBS Management with the Thimphu District Court, today.

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