English | Dzongkha Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wood-based industries raise concerns over timber shortage

The Association of Wood Based Industries (AWBI) rasied concerns over the shortage of timber in the market at their annual general meeting held recently.

Chuzomsa bridge in Wangdue opens to traffic

The newly built  Chuzomsa bridge on the Wangdue-Trongsa highway opened to traffic yesterday. The Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, Kenji Hiramatsu, and the works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden, inaugurated the bridge.

21st death anniversary of late 69th Je Khenpo marked

The 21st death anniversary of late Je Geshey Gyeduen Rinchen was marked yesterday in Thimphu. Geshey Gyeduen Rinchen was the 69th Je Khenpo.

Village Tshogpa detained for rape

A 37-year-old man is in Gelegphu police custody in connection to a rape case. He is accused of having raped a 14-year-old girl student.

Man handed life imprisonment for murder

Trongsa District Court has convicted Kado, a 46-year-old man, of murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

ABTO, HRAB sign MoU to strengthen cooperation

The Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) and Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan (HRAB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation and guide relations between their members.

Pay hike in the offing in 12th FYP

The civil servants are likely to receive a pay hike if the draft 12th Five Year Plan comes through. The draft plan has set aside Nu 20bn in the first year of the 12th FYP for salary raise .

PM presents final report on 11th FYP

The 11th Five Year Plan saw the biggest socio-economic development achievements, said the prime minister as he presented the final report of the current plan in the parliament today.

DPT calls PM’s PHPA l dam site relocation allegations a blatant lie

The Prime Minister last week blamed the delay in the completion of the Punatshangchhu Hydropower Project Authority (PHPA) l as the main reason why the PDP government has not been able meet its set GDP growth target of 10 per cent.  

Literacy rate increases by 11.9%

The literacy rate has increased by 11.9 per cent in the last 12 years, according to  the Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (PHCB) Report. From 59.5 per cent in 2005 , the literacy rate rose to 71.4 per cent in 2017.  

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