English | Dzongkha Thursday, October 19, 2017

Joint sitting to discuss contentious European Investment Bank Framework Agreement

The European Investment Bank Framework Agreement will be tabled for discussion in the parliament’s joint sitting, tomorrow. The National Council, during the last winter session, unanimously agreed not to ratify the agreement.

IMF warns Bhutan of external imbalances and overheating

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is optimistic about Bhutan’s economic progress in the medium term but warns the country of external imbalances and overheating. Accelerated growth rate would be supported by hydropower construction and commissioning of new plants.

Bhutanese consume more alcohol than the permissible limit

Bhutanese consume more alcohol than the permissible limit of 0.08 gram per deciliter, according to a research report. One hundred milliliter is equivalent to one deciliter.

Candidates contesting LG using social media to garner support

Candidates, contesting for the upcoming local government elections, have started using social media to reach out to their voters.

Six arrested in connection with stabbing death of a boy

Thimphu police have arrested six suspects in connection with stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy.

Bangladesh’s president to be in Bhutan Friday

Upon the invitation of His Majesty The King, Bangladesh’s president, Abdul Hamid will be here Friday for a four-day visit. This will be the president’s first visit to Bhutan.

Youngest Bhutanese author comes out with another book

Pema Euden, 19, who became the youngest Bhutanese author at 12 in 2008, has authored yet another book titled, ‘Lomba’. The book was launched in Thimphu, yesterday.

His Majesty grants audience to DeSuups

His Majesty The King granted an audience to the volunteers who completed the 20th Batch DeSuung Integrated Training Programme, yesterday.

Dungsam Polymers, emerging from the red

The Dungsam Polymers Ltd, which manufactures polythene bags as packaging materials, was able to narrow the amount of losses it suffered in 2015. The company’s losses came down from Nu 28 Million in 2014 to just about Nu 5 million last year.

Towards skilled Bhutan

To address the growing demand for skilled workers, the Labour and Human Resources ministry has come up with a National Workforce Plan. Through the document, launched yesterday, students will be trained with skills as required by the job market.

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