English | Dzongkha Saturday, August 17, 2019

Japan donates medical equipment to JDWNRH

The Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) received medical equipment to enhance early detection of hearing impairment and sleep apnea- a sleep disorder from the Japanese government today.

ACC decides not to reinvestigate Learn and Earn programme

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) says they will not reinvestigate “Learn and Earn” programme case. This according to an official from the commission said, the initial investigation covers all aspects and found nothing additional to be reinvestigated.

All 12,033 class X passed students to be enrolled in govt. and private schools

All 12,033 students who have passed class X Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Examination (BCSE) 2018 will be enrolled in Class XI in government and private schools. The education ministry announced this while declaring the Class X results this evening.

UN to invest US$ 120 M for UNSDPF outcome areas

Enhancing access to reliable and timely data, improving social services for vulnerable groups, inclusive governance and climate change and disaster risk reduction are the United Nations  Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) four outcome areas for Bhutan in the next five-year.

BIABPO targets to create 3,000 jobs by 2023

Bhutan Industry Association for Business Process Outsourcing (BIABPO) targets to create 3,000 new jobs for the youths by 2023. This was revealed during the BIABPO launch in Thimphu yesterday. BIABPO is the promotional and coordinating body for the business process outsourcing industry in Bhutan.

Bhutan ranks 25th in 2018 corruption perception index

Bhutan is the 25th least corrupt nation out of 180 countries, according to the Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI). Bhutan was ranked 26th in 2017.

2018 class 12 results declared

Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) declared the results for the 2018 Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Examination (BHSEC) for class 12 today.

Three new lams and Yarzhu Umze appointed

The Dorji Lopen of the Central Monastic Body conferred dhar to three new lams and Yarzhu Umze in Punakha Dzong today.

Rabies outbreak in Phuentshogling and Sampheling Gewogs

Following an outbreak of rabies in three villages of Phuentshogling and Sampheling Gewogs in Chhukha, the Rapid Response Team (RRT) comprising of officials from Livestock, Health and BAFRA are in the affected areas monitoring the situation.

GDP target of six per cent good enough says Prime Minister

The Government says setting the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) target beyond eight per cent would rather widen the gap between the rich and poor. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said this at the Meet the Press session yesterday upon being asked if the current GDP target set at six per cent would help realize the ruling party’s vision of narrowing the gap.

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