English | Dzongkha Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The 9th Construction Expo underway

Over 60 exhibitors from six different countries are taking part in the 9th Construction Expo, which began in Thimphu today.

Number of women candidates for upcoming election dismal

The number of women candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections is dismal this time too. In fact, the figure has gone down compared to 2013 elections.

ECB to monitor fake, anonymous Facebook accounts

The election period is often characterized by surge in fake and anonymous social media accounts. This time around, though, the election commission will treat it as a serious matter.

Drug use among youth growing, numbers from BNCA suggest

If numbers are any indication, then drug use among the youth is growing. According to figures from the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA), police have referred almost 200 youths from the Thimphu region alone so far this year.  

PDP reveals its Dokar_Sharpa candidate

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has declared Gem Tshering from Lomekha village of Dokar Gewog as its candidate from Dokar_Sharpa constituency in Paro.

New Gelegphu Dungkhag office inaugurated

Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay inaugurated the newly constructed Gelegphu Dungkhag office.

Awareness on family planning improves considerably

Significant strides have been made in terms of raising awareness on family planning methods among the Bhutanese population. Bhutan introduced family planning programme in 1971.

His Majesty The King visits Goensho Tshamkhang in Wangsisina

His Majesty The King visited Goensho Tshamkhang in Wangsisina, Thimphu yesterday. The Tshamkhang was built under His Majesty’s People’s Project. 

Law review taskforce recommends 7 new laws and amendment of army act

The National Law Review Taskforce has recommended the adoption of seven new laws to address the lack of laws or inadequacy of the existing laws on certain subjects. 

Health ministry to conduct medical checkup for civil servants

The health ministry will conduct annual health checkups for the civil servants starting next month. The checkup will be mandatory. It is being initiated following a request from the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC).

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