English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Empower rural population to achieve self reliance suggests Global Food Policy report

Although the country’s Food and Nutrition Security Policy is in place, the agriculture ministry is faced with challenges of implementing the policy. This is due to the lack of research-based policy to ensure food security in the country.

Nu 8.5bn for small development projects

In the 12th Plan, Nu 8.5bn will be spent on Small Development Projects in the country. 

Five sentenced in gold smuggling case

The Paro District Court sentenced five men to prison terms ranging from five years and one month to one year and 14 days for gold smuggling today.

Eight detained in alleged prostitution

Police detained seven non-Bhutanese women and a non-Bhutanese man in connection with alleged prostitution in Phuentshogling on April 28.

Minimal impact of Cyclone Fani in the country says NCHM

The eastern regions of the country, Samdrup Jongkhar, Monggar and Lhuentse received heavy rainfall yesterday, with reports of a flash flood in Lhuentse leading to speculations that it could be because of the cyclonic storm formed in the Indian ocean of Bay of Bengal.

Urban Sprout wins the best business idea at National Startup Weekend

Urban Sprout, a bean sprout business idea won the best business idea at this year’s Bhutan National Techstar Startup Weekend in Thimphu. The Startup Weekend, which ended on Sunday, saw a total of 180 new ideas from 6 different colleges and aspiring entrepreneurs.

His Holiness presides over Chenrezig Drubchen in Trongsa

His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over a three-day Chenrezig Drubchen at Tangsibji Gewog in Trongsa. The sacred prayer ceremony, which began yesterday, is conducted for the continued peace and prosperity in the country.

Govt. plans to bring down the trade deficit to 12 per cent

The government plans to bring down the trade deficit to 12 per cent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the end of the 12th Five-Year-Plan. At present, the trade deficit of Nu 29.7bn comes to around 20 per cent of the country’s GDP.

Govt.of India’s assistance for 12th Plan finalised

The First Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks for the 12th Five Year Plan finalised the Government of India’s commitment of Nu 45bn in assistance.

Independent team to investigate infant deaths at NICU

The Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said an independent team will be formed soon to investigate the death of infants at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the national referral hospital.

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