English | Dzongkha Monday, November 20, 2017

Two detained for alleged illicit trafficking of Brown Sugar

Thimphu Police detained two men Monday for alleged illicit trafficking of Brown Sugar, an adulterated form of heroin, a powerful illegal drug.

Bhutan records the highest trade deficit

Bhutan’s trade deficit, which is import minus export, increased to a staggering Nu 32.8 B, last year.

Bridge built by Thangthong Gyalpo needs repair

An important heritage site, the iron chain Bridge at Tachog Lhakhang in Paro, built by the famous 14th century Thangthong Gyalpo, is in need of restoration.

Arrow pierces a man on the head

An arrow hit a 38-year-old man on the forehead, while he was playing archery, at Dodena in Thimphu, today.

Home ministry terminates 27 immigration officials involved in fraud case

The Ministry of Home and Culture Affairs terminated 27 immigration officials involved in bribery, manipulation, and fraud case. The officials have had been under suspension for over a year.

LG Department to delve deeper into retirement benefits of LG members

Department of Local Governance will discuss with relevant agencies the retirement benefits of the Local Government members, next week. The move comes following confusion triggered by varying interpretation and statements by the policymakers on the Local Leaders’ benefits.

LG elections to be held in July

The Chief Election Officer, Phub Dorji clarified the second phase of the Local Government elections will be in July, this year and not in June as many think. He said only the election process will begin in June.

400 firefighters battle fire for the third day

Four hundred firefighters are battling the fire, which started from Chuzdom in Thimphu, for the third day today.

Three-day Tshechu ends in Trashigang

A three-day Tshechu at Rangjung Woesel Chhoeling Monastery in Trashigang concluded today. The Tshechu, which is being organised for the first time, is being performed for the wellbeing of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey and the country.

Government’s contradictory statements on LG leaders’ benefits confusing: Opposition

Opposition Party says the government’s contradictory statements on the benefits of local leaders have confused and concerned them.

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