English | Dzongkha Friday, October 19, 2018

Multidimensional poverty cut by almost half

Bhutan’s multidimensional poverty rate has come down to 5.8 per cent from 12.7 per cent in 2012, according to the Bhutan Multidimensional Poverty Index 2017. The National Statistics Bureau (NSB) released the report yesterday.

400kV Indoor GIS in Jigmeling inaugurated

Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay today inaugurated the 400kV Indoor Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) at Jigmeling in Gelegphu, Sarpang.

Dagapela landowners issued thrams

Seventy one-year-old Nado, a businessman, is among the third generation Dagapela town residents. It was their grandparents, who first settled in the town, building homes on government land and later starting businesses.

His Holiness confers Tashi Lekdhar to Busa Trulku

His Holiness the Je Khenpo conferred Tashi Lekdhar to 43-year-old Busa Trulku Khentrul Sonam Gyeltshen in Autsho, Lhuentse yesterday.

Refey-Khoshila bypass to take one more year to complete

The Refey – Khoshila bypass in Trongsa will take another year to open to traffic. Once complete, the road will shorten the travel time between Trongsa and Zhemgang by an hour and a half.

Dzongkhags wishing to host seminars can put up proposals: PM

Around this time of the year, southern districts in the country enjoy favourable weather condition. For this reason, government offices, corporate agencies, and other prominent organisations organise workshops, seminars, and other official gatherings in Phuentshogling, Gelegphu, and Samdrup Jongkhar.

BNCA launches Family Support Group initiative to fight drug abuse

In a new move aimed at fighting drug abuse by targeting larger groups of people, the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) started Family Support Group initiative for the families of the armed force personnel.

One Gewog One Product Project takes part in Thai OTOP Fair

On the invitation from the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), the One Gewog One Product Project (OGOP) has participated in the recent Thai OTOP (One Tambon One Product) Fair.

Man convicted in death of JDWNRH security guard receives 9-year prison sentence

The sentence comes after the court heard that the deceased, a 24-year-old private security guard of the national referral hospital, died from severe head injuries suffered at the hands of the convict.

Punakha wins District Cricket Championship

Punakha men’s team has won this year’s District Cricket Championship. They defeated Thimphu in the final played at the Gelegphu Higher Secondary School ground today.

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