English | Dzongkha Sunday, December 15, 2019

Bhutan’s faith in the UN remains unwavering, Lyonchhen

In his address to the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly on last Saturday, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said, at a time when the relevance of multilateralism is often questioned, Bhutan’s faith in the UN remains unwavering.

Team Druk Rimdo Service bags the best business idea

Team Druk Rimdo Service, an online service for rituals, won the best business idea at Thimphu Global Women Start-up Weekend yesterday. Twenty women from diverse backgrounds took part in the event.

CLCS will not reinstate the lecturers who were compulsorily retired

The College of Language and Culture Studies (CLCS) in Trongsa will not take in the seven former Lecturers who were compulsorily retired in May this year for alleged sexual harassment of students. Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and police found no evidence and basis to charge them.

SaTo pans to the rescue

Positive energy, clean environment, fruitful learning and healthy students, these phrases resonate with having proper sanitation in schools. But for schools in Bhutan, clean and proper toilets are rare. With a hope to end toilet problems in schools across Paro, Education Ministry in collaboration with Bhutan Toilet Organization trained health coordinators and caretakers to install SaTo pan in schools.

High Court rules in favour of BBSC in the ‘Hema Hema…’ case

The High Court overturned the earlier decision of the Thimphu district court regarding a case between Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBSC) and Bhutan Infocom and Media Authority (BICMA). The district court had asked BBSC to pay a fine of Nu 45,000 to BICMA for breaching the journalist code of conduct.

3 families lost everything to a house fire, Wangdue

A fire destroyed a single-storey house at Dangchhu Thama under Ruebisa Gewog, behind the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, yesterday morning.

Landslide damages a bridge in Shingkhar Gewog

A massive landslide triggered by the heavy rainfall destroyed a suspension bridge over Yayugang stream between Shingkhar Gewog and Wamling village in Zhemgang on the night of 28th September.

Bhutan stands fourth in the SAFF U-18 Championship

Playing for the third position after losing to Bangladesh in the semi-finals of the SAFF U-18 championship, Bhutan lost to the Maldives by one goal to nil in Nepal, yesterday.

Improving access to finance for SMEs

Though Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) make up to 95 per cent of registered business in Bhutan, only about 11 per cent of total employment has been created. Their contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) remains at four per cent. SMEs are facing growth constraint due to limited access to bank financing according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).  

Warmer classrooms in Merag Pry School

The classrooms of Merag Primary School in Trashigang are now warmer and students look forward to attending their regular classes despite the beginning of the cold winter season. This is because all the classrooms have wall-mounted panel heaters installed.

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