English | Dzongkha Sunday, June 16, 2019

Government to scrap Gewog Development Grant

The government will do away with the Gewog Development Grant (GDG) for the 12th Five year Plan. Instead, it will disburse additional development budget to the local government on a quarterly basis as annual grants.

Cardamom export set to resume

Two months after the export of cardamom to India came to a complete halt, the government says the export would resume in a few days’ time.

4th BIMSTEC NPTT meeting ends

The seven member countries of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tanks (BNPTT) are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.

Students attend Dharma Camp in Samdrup Jongkhar

Two hundred students from schools in Pemagatshel and Samdrup Jongkhar are attending a Dharma Camp at the Dungsam Academy in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Prime Minister arrives in New Delhi

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering has arrived in New Delhi. Lyonchhen is in India on a three-day official visit at the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

Conservation of antiques requires approval

The Department of Culture under the home and cultural affairs ministry says conservation of valuable cultural properties including old statues, Thangkas, murals and painted scrolls in both government and private lhakhangs and goenkhangs cannot be carried out without prior approval.
There are thought to be over 45,000 such valuable cultural properties in the country. The […]

Fire destroys sawmill in Dogar

A fire this morning destroyed a sawmill in Dogar Gewog in Paro. The incident is believed to have taken place around 2:30 am.

HH Je Khenpo arrives in Nganglam for Moenlam Chenmo

His Holiness The Je Khenpo has arrived in Nganglam to preside over Pema Gatshel’s annual Moenlam Chenmo.

Paro court convicts seven men in two separate gold smuggling cases

The Paro District Court sentenced six men to five years in prison and another man to two-and-a-half-years for gold smuggling yesterday. The men were found guilty of smuggling gold from Tibet to India.

Parents accuse BEO of breach of contract

Apart from seeking the government’s immediate intervention, the students in Japan on Learn and Earn Programme and their parents are accusing the Bhutan Employment Overseas (BOE) of a serious breach of contract.

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