English | Dzongkha Friday, October 20, 2017

Ambassadors present credentials to His Majesty

Ambassadors from six countries presented their credentials to His Majesty The King at the Throne Room of the Tashichhodzong, today.

Bangladesh to import power from Bhutan

The governments of Bhutan, Bangladesh and India are today developing a memorandum of understanding to explore the possibility of trading power between the three countries.

Six months maternity leave to come into effect tomorrow

Six months maternity leave for working mothers in government agencies will officially come into effect from tomorrow. The announcement comes after two years since the proposal was first put up to the Cabinet.

Blasting from road widening could damage Trongsa Dzong, locals fear

Powerful sound waves and tremors, originating from blasting carried out to widen East-West Highway, could damage the centuries-old Trongsa Dzong, locals fear.

Zhemgang’s local leaders propose for a university

Local leaders of Zhemgang are proposing for a university in Zhemgang to address regional balanced development. They feel a university in their area will bring about social economic growth.

Power supply of 49 families cut off

Over a hundred people, residing in temporary huts by the bank of Amochhu in Phuentshogling, have been living in the dark for the last three days. Phuentshogling Thromde had cut off the power supply Thursday following completion of the deadline.

RICB assessing damages caused by Thursday windstorm

Officials from the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan (RICB) are currently assessing the extent of damages caused by a windstorm on Thursday in Punakha. Of the 11 gewogs, the windstorm affected three.

New hybrid electric car hits Bhutanese market

The government’s vision of a green and sustainable transport system is slowly encouraging many to participate in the market. A new hybrid electric car called Outlander PHEV is looking to make headway in the Bhutanese market, yesterday.

Thromde conducts surprise check

More than 100 building owners across Norzin and Changlam area were penalised by the Thimphu Thromde yesterday for poor waste management in their areas. During a surprise inspection, thromde officials collected more than Nu 100,000 as fine for not following rules and regulations.

Proposal to extend summer vacation rejected

Zhemgang’s Dzongkhag Tshogdu rejected the proposal to change the duration of summer and winter vacations for students. The proposal was put forward by the people of Trong Gewog to address the shortage of workers during farming season.

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