English | Dzongkha Friday, December 15, 2017

Bhutan could soon have a policy to manage public debt

Bhutan would soon have a policy to manage public debt. The policy’s first draft is already in place.

TOP is yet another policy of social injustice: DNT

A political party, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa says the Taxi Operating Permit (TOP) is yet another policy of social injustice.

Man arrested for alleged rape of an 8-year-old

Thimphu Police detained a 38-year-old man on Sunday for allegedly raping an 8-year-old girl child. The suspect was arrested after the mother had lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday.

Bhutan wins 16 medals in South Asian Games

Bhutan recorded its highest medal wins during this year’s South Asian Games which concluded today. Despite achieving the feat of winning 16 medals, Bhutan ranked bottom of the table in the medal tally for third time in the event’s history.

Class X results for 2015 declared

Prakash Kuikel of Daga Higher Secondary School topped this year’s Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Examinations with 92.8 percent. The results were declared today.

Fire in Chudzom continues to blaze

Army, Police, and Forest personnel, who continue to battle the forest fire in Chudzom under Thimphu, say they will not be able to contain the fire tonight. Sparks from electric short circuit caused the fire at 1:54 PM, according to the police on duty at Chudzom check post.

Man detained for malicious mischief

Thimphu Police has detained a 40 year-old man on Thursday for allegedly scratching and scribbling on four vehicles. They said the case will be forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General.

Alleged statutory rape case forwarded to OAG

(Update): Thimphu Police has forwarded the case of alleged statutory rape of a two-year-old child by a 38-year-old man to the Office of the Attorney General. The suspect confessed he committed the crime under the influence of alcohol, according to the police.

Government reluctant to sell some state-owned enterprises’ shares

The government is still not yet ready to sell shares of some of its state-owned enterprises to strengthen the country’s stock market. Bhutan’s stock market, the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said is still the smallest and the slowest in the world.

Completion dates of industrial estates uncertain

The government is skeptical of completing construction of four industrial estates within the 11th Five Year Plan.

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