English | Dzongkha Monday, August 19, 2019

SDF commits USD 32 M

Bhutan being the second-highest recipient of financial assistance from the SAARC Development Fund (SDF), many more new projects on social sectors and infrastructure sectors are to be implemented soon.
Bhutan has been committed a fund of USD 32 M for current and future projects in the country. SDF has funded over 10 projects in Bhutan worth […]

For the girls to score higher in STEM subjects, MoE APA

The Education Ministry has targeted to increase the number of girls to score above 60 per cent in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in BCSE examination in the financial year 2019-2020.

An additional 1500 vehicles to the already alarming ratio within 3 months

Within a span of three months from April to June, the number of vehicles, in the country, saw an increase of 1500 as per the recently released second-quarter Info-Comm and Transport Statistics 2019.

Falling boulders, landslides, roadblocks- Viewpoint-Trongsa town

“We receive calls from people in emergencies at night to pick them, but we can’t provide the service because the road condition during the rainy season is prone to slides and falling boulders,” said Penjor, a Taxi Driver in Trongsa.

Haphazard dumping of road materials

The haphazard dumping of road blacktopping materials by the roadside along the Trongsa – Gelegphu highway have been an eyesore to the travellers. They have raised concerns saying that such is a waste of government resources.

Bhutan humbled by Latvia in the UEFA ASSIST U15 final

The Bhutanese team failed to win the UEFA ASSIST U15 International Tournament as they were beaten 6-0 in the finals played at the Maldives, yesterday.

Deaths from ALD drops, but continues to be the top killer

With 113 cases, 2018 recorded the lowest number of deaths from alcohol liver diseases (ALD) in the last five years. The figure is as per the Annual Health Bulletin 2019.

Bhutan recognized as one of the 4 countries to achieve Hepatitis B control

Bhutan becomes one of the four countries to achieve Hepatitis B control in the WHO South-East Asia Region. World Health Organization announced this on Friday following a finding that showed the prevalence of the deadly disease being dropped to less than one per cent among five-year-old children.

2 taxi drivers and an Indian involved in illegal transportation of immigrants

The Office of the Attorney General forwarded a case of illegal transportation of immigrants to the country to the Thimphu District Court on Friday. OAG charge-sheeted two Bhutanese taxi drivers and an Indian individual for helping two Indian workers enter the country.

Bol Bam Hindu festival underway, Sarpang

Bol Bam Hindu festival is underway at Shivalaya Mandir in Gelegphu, which was a gift from His Majesty to the people of the Hindu community of Sarpang dzongkhag.

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