English | Dzongkha Wednesday, October 18, 2017

His Majesty grants Dhar to appoint ambassadors and Dzongdags

His Majesty The King granted Dhar to appoint Bhutan’s Ambassadors to Bangladesh and Thailand, as well as the Dzongdags for Dagana, Trashigang, Samdrup Jongkhar, and Lhuentse.

PM attends swearing-in ceremony of West Bengal’s Chief Minister

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay attended the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Minister of West Bengal state in India, Mamata Banerjee, yesterday. The ceremony was held in the state’s capital, Kolkata.
Mamata Banerjee took her oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal at Red Road, a historically significant boulevard of Kolkata.
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State Reserve forests severely polluted

Over 626 acres of state reserve forests in Wangdue Phodrang and Punakha are severely polluted with solid wastes, reveals a survey Wangdue Forest Division had carried out.

Terminated judges should be allowed to practice, say some MPs

Some parliamentarians say judges, terminated from their service, should be allowed to appear as lawyers before courts.

Man critical after being hit in the head with stone

A 25-year-old man is in a critical condition, after a 23-year-old man allegedly hit him on the head with a stone. The incident, which took place in Gelegphu early Friday appears to be the result of a love-triangle, sources say.

Two die in two separate accidents

A 47-year-old taxi driver died after his car went off the road in the capital, yesterday. The taxi fell more than 68 feet below the road at Taba.

World Bank proposes radical change in Bhutanese financial sector

The World Bank is proposing around 200 recommendations to bring about radical changes in the country’s financial sector. Among others, it recommends allowing banks to compete for government deposits.

NC to deliberate delay of acts’ implementation

The National Council will be deliberating on the issue of delay in the implementation of acts, among others, in the summer session of the Parliament.

Man arrested for alleged drug trafficking

Thimphu Police arrested a 26-year-old man from Olakha, in Thimphu for alleged drug trafficking, yesterday. A huge amount of contraband drugs were seized from the suspect’s residence, according to the police.

Multi-sports hall, worth US$ 600,000 to be constructed in Thimphu

By 2018, sports enthusiasts will have better facilities to play various games and sports. The construction of a multi-sports hall at Jungsina in Thimphu will begin tomorrow. The ground breaking ceremony was held today.

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