English | Dzongkha Sunday, May 26, 2019

His Majesty The King graces the 14th RUB’s Convocation

His Majesty The King graced the 14th Convocation of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) yesterday. His Majesty addressed to about 2,300 graduates from ten colleges gathered at the Royal Institute of Management (RIM).  

Over 2 million MT of boulders in stock as export business comes to halt in Gelegphu

The Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) in Gelegphu has over more than 2 million metric tonnes (MT) of boulders in stock after the boulders business came to halt with strict enforcement of 15 MT load carrying capacity since April 25.

Man sentenced to five years for rape of a married person and official misconduct. 

Thimphu District Court sentenced a 30-year-old man to five years in prison for rape of a married person and official misconduct. The judgment passed yesterday also asked the convict to pay Nu 243,750 ngultrum to the victim and her husband within 10 to 90 days from the day of judgment.

NC not satisfied with government’s responses on 12th Plan’s recommendations

The National Council is not happy with the government’s responses to the recommendations the house made during the last session. The House of Review made 22 recommendations on the 12th Five Year Plan. Labelling the responses as unsatisfactory, members of the Council says in order to get clear answers they need to re-deliberate on the recommendations or question the relevant ministers during question-answer sessions.

Cordyceps, transforming people’s livelihood in Chhoekhor Toed

The livelihood of the people of Chhoekhor Toed in Bumthang has transformed since the collection and sale of Cordyceps in the country was legalised in 2004. A huge amount of money acquired from Cordyceps collection is spent on household ration, construction of houses and on children’s education.

UNICEF Bhutan to the Rescue of Daksa Pry. School

A windstorm damaged an administration and two academic blocks at Daksa Primary School in Weringla in February this year. As an immediate relief, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has provided eight sets of tent to the School.

Six vehicles vandalised at Ossay

Six vehicles including an excavator, a car and four trucks were vandalised at Ossay bypass road construction site last night.

Indian Pitta spotted in Samtse

With the record of Indian Pitta, Bhutan now has 744 bird species. The new bird species was spotted by one of the senior forest rangers, Tashi Tshering at Sukreti in Samtse on May 19.

FM presents 2019-2020 FY budget appropriation bill

The Finance Minister Namgay Tshering presented the Budget Appropriation bill for the financial year 2019-2020 in the National Assembly today. The total budget for the financial year is estimated at Nu 64.83bn.

Bhutan host to over 11,000 species of biodiversity

Bhutan is a host to more than 11,000 species of biodiversity as per the Biodiversity statistics of Bhutan released yesterday. The figure accounts for 4.89 per cent of the total biodiversity recorded for the world. There are 1.4 million species of biodiversity listed in the world to date.

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