Seven people including the driver were killed in a bus accident in Wangdue Phodrang yesterday. The public transport bus they were travelling in plunged into the Punatsangchu River, about 100 metres below the road near the Basochhu hydropower colony.
The Department of Culture along with Punakha Dzongkhag Administration will come up with a management plan for Punakha Dzong. A detailed study was carried out for the past one year and a draft management plan for the Dzong is now ready.
Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAOWE) inaugurated microfinance institution (MFI), BAOWE- Pelzhing yesterday. They also distributed micro automated teller machine (ATM) to its members from across the country.
In the latest update on cyclone Fani, it has intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal. The cyclonic storm, which was moving north-north-eastward, has hit Odisha, an eastern Indian State this morning.
The Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said that the Government in its tenure would work towards better incentivizing the teachers for the work that they do, citing that teachers need to be well paid. He was speaking at the teachers’ day celebration in Samtse yesterday.
The students of Muenselling Institute in Khaling, Tashigang, will now enjoy better access to textbooks and other paper materials. The institute received a heavy-duty braille embosser from Save the Children recently.
One of the crucial tasks in commissioning any hydropower projects is the success of filling water in the reservoir. The 720MW Mangdechhu Hydropower Project Authority (MHPA) in Trongsa is indicating success in filling the reservoir, diverting the water through the tunnels and other associated activities at the dam.
In order to facilitate quality learning for a 21st-century education, the Royal Education Council (REC) has initiated a major curriculum reform in all subjects. It endorsed the rationalised school curriculum and revised instructional time for immediate compliance and implementation last month.