English | Dzongkha Monday, April 22, 2019

His Holiness consecrate Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel’s statue

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the main statue of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel at the Zhabdrung’s Thousand Statues Project in Thimphu, today.

Rinpoche reacted because some travel agents were swindling people: Rinpoche’s Attendant

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche’s Attendant, Pawo Choyning Dorji said the only reason Rinpoche reacted was because a Chinese travel agency’s brochure, which had Rinpoche’s picture, was trying to swindle people.

New interest rate policy to replace the old one

A new interest rate policy, called the National Minimum Lending Rate, will soon replace the current base rate system of determining bank interest rates. The new policy is expected to generate more competition among financial institutions to offer interest rates in productive areas.

Police personnel recovering after civilian manhandles him

A Non-Commissioner Officer (NCO) from Royal Bhutan Police, who is in his mid forties, is recovering at the National Referral Hospital after he was allegedly manhandled, recently.

Sarpang town flooded

More than 40 shopkeepers of Sarpang had to move to higher ground after Sarpang River broke its banks and flooded the town. After two days of continuous downpour, the river started edging towards the town this morning, almost washing away a two-storied house, located five metres away from the town towards the river.

Affordable homes to be constructed in Phuentshogling

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay graced the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of 72 buildings with 500 affordable units in Phuentshogling, yesterday.

JICA facing difficulties recruiting volunteers

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is facing difficulties in recruiting Japanese volunteers even though it has highest number of volunteers in the country.

All incumbent gups of Trashi Yangtse contesting

All the incumbent gups from eight gewogs of Trashi Yangtse will re-contest in the second local government elections. The gups will be resigning next week to contest in the upcoming elections.

Five admitted for mushroom poisoning

Two of the five brought to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral for mushroom poisoning have been discharged. The five were brought in at around 12 AM, yesterday.

Clinical counselling introduced to create responsive mental health care system

Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan introduced a Bachelor of Science programme in Clinical Counselling. The programme is intended to create a responsive mental health care system and to reduce suicide in the country.

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