English | Dzongkha Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Teachers attrition increases

This year records the highest teachers attrition in the last ten years according to the recently released annual education statistics 2018. A total of 355 teachers left the profession between 2017 and 2018, which means at least 30 teachers quit teaching every month.

Import of food items from India down by over Nu 400 M

The country’s import of food items from India decreased by a little over Nu 400 M between January till June this year. The import worth stood at Nu 3.2bn for the same period in 2017. The Agriculture Ministry released the statistics yesterday.

Bumper orange harvest expected in Gozhi

The people of Gozhi Gewog in Dagana are expecting a bountiful orange yield this year. Some of the orange growers have already sold their fruits to the buyers at double the price compared to last year.

Fire guts agriculture marketing shed in Thimphu

A fire burnt down the agriculture marketing shed near the Centenary Farmers Market in Thimphu yesterday evening.

POL services in Ura unreliable say the residents

The locals are unhappy with the unreliable services provided by the Petroleum Oil and Lubricants (POL) Service Centre of Ura in Bumthang

RGoB,ADB signs US$ 35 M grant agreements

The Royal Government of Bhutan and Asian Development Bank (ABD) signed US$ 35 M grant agreements today.

Separate OPD for kidney patients in JDWNRH

Patients with chronic kidney diseases now no longer have to wait in queue along with other patients for consultation services at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu.The hospital has started a separate Out Patient Department (OPD) for them about two months ago.

Australia Awards alumni as champions for the environment and climate action workshop

Forty-four Australia Awards alumni from South and West Asia took part in a regional workshop, ‘Australia Awards Alumni as Champions for the Environment and Climate Action’ held in Thimphu.
The former recipients of Australia Awards were given grants earlier this year to pilot 14 environment and climate action initiatives in their home countries.
During the four-day […]

14 Bhutanese receive Australia Awards Scholarships

Fourteen Bhutanese professionals have been selected to study in Australia in 2019 under the Australia Awards(AA) Scholarships. The certificates to the awardees were presented at a ceremony in Thimphu yesterday. 

An entrepreneur receives collateral free loan from BoB

The first client to receive a loan of Nu 500,000 without any collateral from the Bank of Bhutan (BOB) is Yeshi Lhamo, who runs a spa, Kukham Wellness in Lobesa, Punakha.

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