English | Dzongkha Thursday, November 15, 2018

ECB reminds political parties not to pledge outside their manifestos

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has reminded the returning officers in all 20 dzongkhags to ensure that the political parties do not make promises outside their manifestos.

Digital television to replace analogue beginning next year

From January next year, every Bhutanese home will have a set-top-box beside their television. Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BIMA) will shut down analogue television and switch to digital television.

Lack of experience cost Bhutanese U-18 team its opening match:Head Coach  

The Bhutanese girls were left disappointed after losing their first game 4-0 to India in the opening match of the SAFF U-18 women’s championship yesterday.  

Nangar-Chamkhar highway in need of maintenance

The 15-kilometre highway between Nangar and Chamkhar in Bumthang is in need of a major maintenance. The highway, which is the primary road to enter the Bumthang town, is riddled with potholes and uneven surface.

Phuentshogling court sentences two men in drug case

Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court sentenced a 28-year-old man to four and a half years while another 20- year-old man to two and a half years for attempting to smuggle drugs.

Man sentenced for molestation

Trashi Yangtse District Court sentenced a 43-year-old man to six and a half years in prison for molesting his 15-year-old daughter.

Chief Advisor stresses importance of pacing Bhutan’s LDC graduation at UN General Assembly

Addressing the United Nations’ 73rd General Assembly in New York, the Chief Advisor Tshering Wangchuk said it’s important that Bhutan’s graduation from the Least Developed Countries (LDC) category is paced to enable the country to prepare for the impact resulting from the withdrawal of international support measures.
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DPT promises to build southern internal highway

The DPT President Pema Gyamtsho promised the people of Gelegphu to revive the plan to build a southern internal highway if his party gets to form the next government.

Parties pledge to make teaching an attractive profession

Going by the records with the education ministry, teachers leaving the profession stood highest at 345 last year.  Of the total, 206 resigned voluntarily between 2016 and 2017.

GLOF threat from Lunana looms large

Lunana, one of Bhutan’s northern-most regions, is pristine. It remains largely untouched by humans. But amidst its hypnotic beauty lurks danger. The danger of glacial lake outbursts flood (GLOF). And the threat is looming large.

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