English | Dzongkha Monday, January 27, 2020

International tourist on the rise

The number of convertible currency paying tourist arriving in the country has almost reached 50,000 as of October this year. As per the Royal Monitory Authority’s (RMA) monthly statistical bulletin, the number is an increase of over 3000 compared to the same period, last year.

Monitoring use of antibiotics in animal feeds

While the use of antibiotics has advanced global public health, animal health, and food safety and security, its overuse and misuse have contributed to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial-resistance, posing threat to human and animal health. Today the unregulated use of antibiotics in animal feeds resulting in antimicrobial resistance is a global concern. 

leveraging ICT for Quality Education

Towards leveraging ICT for Quality Education, a three-day conference for the Dzongkhag Education Officers (DEO) and Thromde Education Officers (TEO)started today in Gelegphu. 

Dorji Lopen appoints three Lams and confers Toe-Tse Jim to three other teachers

The Dorji Lopen of the Central Monastic Body appointed three Lams and awarded Toe-Tse Jim to three teachers of various monasteries and Drubdheys.
The Dorji Lopen conferred Tashi Lekdhar to the appointees yesterday at the Punakha Dzong.
41-year-old Kinga Norbu is the new Lam of Chhimi Lhakhang in Punakha. Prior to the present appointment, he served […]

Eliminating cervical cancer

Towards eliminating cervical cancer in the country, the Health Ministry launched the first phase of a comprehensive package of cervical cancer screening camp in the capital last Friday. The implementation of the first phase of camp will kick start from the three dzongkhags of Punakha, Bumthang and Monggar in January 2020.

Dorji Lopen appoints Lam of the National Memorial Chorten

The Dorji Lopen conferred Khadar to the newly appointed Lam of the National Memorial Chorten at the Punakha Dzong yesterday. 43-year-old Sonam Dorji from Wangdue Phodrang is the new Lam of the National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu.

Bhutan will soon have a national forensic facility at Serbithang

Bhutan will soon have a national forensic facility established at the public health laboratory in Serbithang, Thimphu. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering during the Meet the Press session yesterday said the health ministry, police and the judiciary are working together to establish the facility.

Digitalized control and automation systems of KHP’s first unit commissioned

 
He added that upgrading the control and automation systems of Kurichhu Hydropower Plant is a milestone in the history of hydropower projects in the country.
“Since 2018, when this contract was awarded to us, all the Bhutanese team in the company have been working very hard and all these efforts put in today are bearing fruit. […]

SOP to prevent exploitation of Bhutanese workers abroad

To prevent exploitation and harassment of Bhutanese workers abroad, the Foreign Ministry has framed a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). This is following a rescue of two girls who went to Iraq through private individuals in the name of employment agents.

Bhutanese Karate wins 5 golds and a silver at the International Karate Championship

Bhutanese Karate athletes won five gold medals and a silver medal at the second International Karate Championship held at Udaipur,  Rajasthan in India recently.

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