English | Dzongkha Thursday, November 15, 2018

Bhutan’s maiden satellite on its way to space

Bhutan’s first satellite, CubeSat Bhutan-1, made its way to the International Space Station on board the SpaecX Falcon 9 rocket yesterday.

Trade deficit stands at Nu 29.7bn

Bhutan’s trade deficit has been increasing over the years. It hit Nu 29.7bn in 2017 from Nu 24.7bn in 2012. The growing trade deficit, the prime minister, said is a cause for concern.

Thimphu police investigate alleged bullying case

Police have detained four men for their involvement in an alleged bullying case.

Young man drowns in Wangchhu

A 24-year-old man has died after he drowned in the Wangchhu in Dodena while swimming. The incident happened Thursday evening.

Contractor likely to face termination over slow work progress

Only 65 per cent of the Tsakaling Gewog Centre (GC) road blacktopping work has been completed as of now. The work was actually due for completion in January, which was six months ago.

VAST continues to play crucial role in promoting contemporary art

Contemporary art has soared in popularity in Bhutan over the years. All or much of the credit goes to the Voluntary Artists Studio of Thimphu (VAST). The Founder of VAST, who is fondly known as Asha Karma, has and continues to play a key role in promoting contemporary art.

Boomdeling closer to achieving 100% pour flush toilet coverage

Boomdeling Gewog in Trashi Yangtse is working towards ensuring every household has a pour flush toilet by October this year.

Heavy rainfall expected in the next 3 days

The Sourthern and some parts of Eastern and Central parts of the country are expected to see “heavy to very heavy rain” from tomorrow till Tuesday, according to the National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology.  

His Majesty The King graces parliament closing

His Majesty The King graced the closing ceremony of the 11th and the last session of the Second Parliament earlier today.

Japan donates medical equipment worth Nu 306m

The Japanese government handed over medical equipment worth Nu 306m to the health ministry today. The equipment includes CT scan machines, a mammography machine, Spirometer, an ECG Holter System and a General X-Ray Apparatus.

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