English | Dzongkha Thursday, December 12, 2019

SOP launched to combat human trafficking issues

Due to lack of awareness among the stakeholders, Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases in the country remains low. However, with the recent launch of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Multi-Sectoral Response to combat TIP, it is likely to change.

Teacher arrested for alleged child molestation in Tsirang

A 54-year-old officiating principal in one of the schools in Tsirang is under Police custody for alleged child molestation. 

Central Monastic Body leaves for winter residence in Punakha

The Central Monastic Body led by the Dorji Lopen, left for Punakha, its winter residence from Tashichoedzong today.

National Policy for Energy Efficiency and Conservation

With the rapid developments taking place, energy consumption in public services and household purpose has also been increasing over the years. This was highlighted during the launch of the National Policy for Energy Efficiency and Conservation in the capital yesterday.

Bhutan-Canada Biennial Consultations yields opportunities for Bhutan’s development

Canada will assist Bhutan in areas of education, environment and climate change, gender equality, and capacity building. It was discussed during the first biennial Canada-Bhutan consultations held in Thimphu yesterday. 

No separate budget in the current financial year to maintain GC roads

The Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) Minister said there is no budget allocated for maintenance of gewog centre (GC) roads in the current financial year. With reports of worsening conditions of GC roads from across the country, the government is looking for an interim measure to solve the issue.

To end Rape and all forms of violence against women and girls

Observing the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women with the theme Orange the World; Generation Equality to stand against rape, the day called for stakeholders to work towards ending rape and other forms of violence against women and girls.

Langchenphug Gewog ventures into Quinoa Cultivation

Farmers of Langchenphu Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar are looking forward to a harvest of quinoa this year. Growing quinoa is relatively new to the farmers there. Today farmers in the gewog are growing the crop on more than a hundred acres of land.

The wait is still not over for a better yield, Mountain Hazelnuts

Despite achieving a convincing result in nut production so far, the Mountain Hazelnut Ventures is confident that farmers would soon reap benefits for their hard work in two to three years time. The company specified the large-scale grafting programme, which is believed to help enable better fruiting.

Bilateral visit to India by Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Tandi Dorji

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Tandi Dorji returned to the country after meeting his Indian counterpart, H.E. Shri. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (PhD) yesterday. Lyonpo was in India from 17 to 23 November 2019 at the invitation of the External Affairs Minister of India.

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