English | Dzongkha Thursday, December 14, 2017

Central Monastic Body leaves for winter residence

Led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the five lopens, the Central Monastic Body left for Punakha, their winter residence, today. As is the tradition, His Holiness and the monk body will halt for the night at the Thinleygang Lhakhang before proceeding to Puna Dewa Chenpoi Phodrang tomorrow morning.

NA endorses Income Tax Bill

The National Assembly passed the Income Tax Bill of Bhutan 2016, today. Of the 47, 39 members voted in favour of the endorsement while two voted against the bill and the two abstained.

Asiatic golden cat sighted at a record altitude

Recent camera trap photos show Asiatic golden cat in Bhutan at 4,282 metres, setting a record for the highest altitude sighting.

Make teaching an attractive profession: NC members

To motivate teachers and boost their morale, the National Council’s Special Committee for Education recommends the teachers be given attractive financial incentives and high grade at the entry level.

NC deliberates promotion of Dzongkha

The National Council deliberated on strengthening curriculum to promote Dzongkha by reintroducing earlier textbooks and Bhutanese history, today.

Agriculture department explores market to import chillies

The Department of Agriculture is now exploring new market in India’s Sikkim and Darjeeling to import chillies for winter by mid December.

Police pledge to make society safe for children

The new Chief of Police, Colonel Chimi Dorji, said the increasing number of crime among the youth is because of bad choices and disengaged parenting.

Foreign Minister questioned on Bhutan-China boundary

The foreign minister, Damcho Dorji, in the National Council today, said the difference in claims of boundary still exist between Bhutan and China.

Protect prime agricultural land, NC members say

The Natural Resources and Environment Committee of the National Council recommended the government put effective measures to protect prime agricultural land from being lost to urbanisation.

Opposition asks for alternative for those who resigned to contest Thromde elections

Members of the Opposition asked the government if they have alternative for those who have resigned to contest in the Thromde elections.

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