English | Dzongkha Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Vulnerability Baseline Assessment Report launched

The multi-dimensional poverty Index 2016 says that 12.7 per cent of Bhutanese population is poor besides an increase in Human Development Index by 6 per cent from 2010 to 2015. This is according to Global Human Development report 2016. Multi-dimensional poverty index uses different factors to determine poverty beyond income-based lists including education, health and living standards. People who are income poor are not necessarily multi-dimensionally poor. To ensure that no individual is left behind, the Vulnerability Baseline Assessment Report was launched today.

Govt. receives US$ 14m from UNDP for project implementation

From next month, a new six-year project will commence to enhance sustainability and climate resilience of forest and agriculture landscape, and community livelihoods in the country. To fund the project, the government received US$ 14m from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the capital yesterday.

Tourism growth boosts handicrafts business

The rise in the number of tourists visiting the country in the recent years has helped the handicrafts shops along Thimphu’s main street, Norzin Lam, gain stronghold.

Nagor BHU will have female health worker soon: PM

Nagor Grade II Basic Health Unit (BHU) under Silambi Gewog in Monggar will soon get one female health assistant. Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay confirmed this during the meeting with villagers in Silambi, last week.

People of Silambi want Nagor School to be upgraded to central school

People of Silambi Gewog in Monggar requested the Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay to upgrade Nagor Middle Secondary School (NMSS) to a central school. The request was made during Lyonchhen’s visit to the gewog recently.

Week-long exhibition opens in Thimphu

A week-long exhibition opened in the capital displaying the winning entries of this year’s National Design and Art Competition. Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck graced the inaugural this morning.

His Majesty The King to leave for New Delhi tomorrow

On the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, His Majesty The King, accompanied by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, will travel to New Delhi, India tomorrow, for a four-day visit from October 31-November 3, 2017.

RBP opens Gewog Gagdey in Lingzhi

The people Lingzhi Dungkhag in Thimphu now have access to police services. This is because the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) opened a Gewog Gagdey office or Gewog Based Police in Lingzhi Gewog yesterday.

His Majesty graces Chhukha Tshechu

(Picture story): His Majesty The King graced the second day of the 3-day Chhukha Tshechu yesterday on which the Raksha Mangcham (Sacred Dance of the Judgement of Death) is performed.

His Holiness consecrates Ngyoendro Tshokzhi Thongdrel

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Ngyoendro Tshokzhi Thongdrel, which was unfurled for public veneration at Kuensel Phodrang today.

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