English | Dzongkha Monday, October 21, 2019

His Holiness performs thruesel at MHPA

His Holiness the Je Khenpo presided over a thruesel ceremony at Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Power Project Authority‘s ( MHPA) dam site today.

Mental and behavioural disorders on rise

The health ministry recorded about 5000 mental and behavioural disorders last year. This is an increase of almost 800 compared to about 4200 hundred in 2017. A mental disorder is a behavioural or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning. Mental disorders are usually defined by a combination of how a person behaves, feels, perceives or thinks.

Owners of Bhutan Employment Overseas arrested

Thimphu Police arrested the owners of Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO), Jurmey Tshewang and Tenzin Rigden yesterday for alleged forgery of documents in connection to the “Learn and Earn” programme in Japan.

Mines and Minerals Bill to be tabled as urgent bill

The Mines and Minerals Act of Bhutan will be tabled for amendment in the next session of the parliament as an urgent bill. To introduce as an urgent bill, the government held a consultative meeting with the private mining sector members to come up with relevant recommendations today.

Human resource shortage, a challenge in implementing Child Care and Protection Act

Shortage of human resource is one of the main challenges in effective implementation of the Child Care and Protection Act of Bhutan 2011, which is still in its nascent stage. The issue was shared by the stakeholders during the two-day national stock-taking consultative workshop on Justice for Children in Thimphu.  

BCCI takes over Private Sector Development Committee

The Private Sector Development Committee under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) has been officially handed over to the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry(BCCI). This is expected to bridge the gap between the private sectors and the government in addressing problems related to the private sector.

Jab-Chor 2.0, boost for young entrepreneurs

Jab-Chor—a platform for young Bhutanese entrepreneurs to nurture and grow their business ideas through access to financing was first launched on 14th December 2018, in Thimphu. The success led to the launch of Jab-Chor 2 during the second Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) held this month.

Bumthang Moenlam Chenmo ends

The weeklong Bumthang Moenlam Chhenmo at Jambay Lhakhang, presided by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, concluded today.

HH the Je Khenpo conferred a recognition letter to Dasho Sangay Dorji

His Holiness the Je Khenpo conferred a recognition letter (Zengtoed) to Dasho Sangay Dorji, the former Secretary of Dzongkha Development Commission (DDC) at the concluding day of Bumthang Moenlam Chenmo, today.

Shingkhar-Gorgan bypass, When?

“During the election campaign, the political parties did not mention anything about budget constraints or environmental issues. They pledged as if they had enough budget to start the work. Some even said that they could revise the National Environment Commission Act.

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