English | Dzongkha Monday, May 21, 2018

NA passes Audit Bill 2017

The National Assembly today, through a majority vote, passed the Audit Bill 2017, which seeks to repeal the Audit Act of Bhutan 2006.

Alcohol reduction policy successfully implemented: Health Minister

The Health Minister Tandin Wangchuk informed in the National Assembly yesterday that more than 60 per cent of gewogs in the country have formed alcohol reduction committees to discourage people from drinking.

NC endorses recommendations on legal aid services to indigent persons

The National Council (NC) endorsed the recommendations on legal aid services and legal aid to indigent persons. The recommendations were made because the service was not provided though it is mandated by the Constitution and other acts.

Limbukha Forest Ranger’s body recovered

The body of the 27-year-old Forest Ranger of Limbukha in Wangdue Phodrang has been found, about 20 days after he went missing following a vehicle accident.

Police to come up with procedural guidebook on LGBT community

Understanding the lesbians, gays, bi-sexual, and transgender or LGBT has always been a challenge for the police. This has left the police to use their personal judgments that often failed. In order to know them, a presentation by the LGBT representative was also included during the senior police officers annual conference in Phuentsholing yesterday.

Open sewer on Norzin Lam emits unbearable stench

Stinking, pungent and unpleasant- definitely not a smell one can stand for long. The stench has people covering their faces even a hundred metres away. The culprit- an open sewer pipe right in the heart of Thimphu town.

Farmers & youth to get loans without collateral from next year

Starting next year, farmers will get loans without requirement of collateral at low interest rate from various financial institutions in the country.

Winter chili production in Chhimoong goes well

The farmers of Chhimoong in Pema Gatshel who have taken up winter chili production for the first time this year are hoping for a good yield.

NC adopts media bill

The National Council, through a majority vote, adopted the Information, Communications and Media Bill of Bhutan 2017 today.

Monggar, Gelegphu hospitals to receive CT scan machines

Health Minister Tandin Wangchuk said Gelegphu and Monggar regional referral hospitals will receive computed tomography (CT) scan machines by mid next year.

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