English | Dzongkha Sunday, April 11, 2021

Happiness Conference to take place in New York

Prime Minister, Jigmi Y Thinley, arrived in New York yesterday to attend the “High Level Meeting on Well-being and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm”. This is the first ever Conference of this magnitude to be hosted by the Royal Government of Bhutan at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York. The three-day conference will begin from April 2.

Collecting funds for the Fund

Human-Wildlife conflict today affects more than 80 percent of rural livelihoods. It is also one of the biggest challenges for conservation, according to conservationists. Therefore, in a move to battle this challenge the Wildlife Conservation Division established an Endowment Fund last year.

125 HR Officers gather in Thimphu

The Royal Civil Service Commission, RCSC, is organising its first Annual Human Resource Conference in Thimphu. Over 125 Human Resource Officers from the 20 Dzongkhags and various ministries are attending the four-day Conference, which began today.

More fake notes recovered

(Counterfeit Notes Update) Sixty six more counterfeit notes were recovered by the police in Tsirang recently after two men were arrested for possessing Nu. 1000 fake notes from Dagana last week. The fake notes were found below the road, near Sunkosh town.

2 caught for illegal transaction of banned substances

Police in Phuentsholing arrested two men in connection with illegal transaction of controlled substances at around 2:00 pm from the Rinchending check-post yesterday.

Not much buyers this time

Participants of the 2nd Spring Trade Fair are not happy with the sales this time. The week-long fair ended today in the capital.

His Majesty grants audience to religious heads

His Majesty the King granted an audience to 165 members of religious organisations from around the country. The religious heads and representatives are in the capital for the first annual gathering organised by Choedey Lhentshog.

Moenlam Chenmo in Gelephu begins

His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over a five-day Moenlam Chenmo in Gelephu beginning today. The ceremony is being conducted at the Dorjidhen Chorten construction site at Phularri, five kilometres away from Gelephu town.

Rupee rush continues

The rush for Rupee continues in Thimphu particularly in the Bank of Bhutan, BoB. People rushing for Rupee are mainly the construction owners.  This is because Indian workers are demanding their payment to be made in Indian Rupee. While others are small time businessmen and parents who want to remit money to India.

Money stolen from Thai workers at the construction site

A sum of about US$ 18,000, along with Baht 17,000 was stolen from the on-going construction site of the walking Buddha statue in Thimphu. The incident took place in the first week of March.

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