English | Dzongkha Sunday, April 11, 2021

Thimphu Thrompon candidate, Sonam Dorji

31-year-old Sonam Dorji is the youngest of the three candidates contesting for the post of Thimphu Thrompon. He represents the Dechencholing-Taba constituency. Earlier, he worked in the private sector. Sonam Dorji has a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from Sharda University in India. He is father to a two-year-old son and earlier he worked as General Manager of a German Company distributor in Bhutan.

Thimphu Thrompon candidate, Ugyen Dorji

40-year-old Ugyen Dorji, a former Deputy Chief urban planner is one of the candidates contesting for the post of Thimphu Thrompon. He represents the Jungshina_Kawangjangsa constituency. Ugyen Dorji holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Australia. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the College of Science and Technology in Phuentshogling.

Bhutan Higher Secondary School Football Championship, to foster mass participation

To foster mass participation in football at the grass-root level, the Bhutan Higher Secondary School Football Championship programme was launched today. The football championship programme is the first of its kind that was jointly implemented by the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) and Department of Youth and Sports (DYS) under the Ministry of Education.

First Yak Federation in the country

To promote yak farming as a vibrant and sustainable programme for highlanders, a four-day consultative meeting was carried out at the National Highland Research and Development Centre (NHRDC) in Bumthang to form the first-ever Yak Federation in the country, from April 5-8.

Vaccination updates and health ministry’s concern

As of yesterday evening, the health ministry has administered the first dose of the COVID vaccine to 472,139 individuals. This means almost 94 per cent of the total eligible population have received the vaccine. However, around 37,000 eligible population are yet to come forward for the vaccine.

Restrictions relaxation most probably after the 2nd dose of COVID vaccine

The government will review the existing restrictions and decide on its relaxations only after the second dose of the COVID vaccine is administered. The health minister shared this yesterday during a press briefing. Lyonpo also urged people to follow the COVID safety protocols even after getting vaccinated.

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Why transfer vehicle ownership after you sell your car?

When you part with your car, the usual practice is; get the cash, sign a sale deed and give the car key. Then most probably you look for another car. But what most people forget is to transfer the vehicle ownership. According to the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), a vehicle owner will have to pay a penalty of Nu 100 a day after fifteen days of the sale deed if the ownership is not transferred to the buyer. The person will also be prohibited from obtaining any new vehicle registration.

Dagana ventures into mass vegetable cultivation using mega greenhouses

Farmers in Dagana started mass cultivation of vegetables in mega greenhouses. It is to boost domestic agricultural productions to meet local demands and enhance food self-sufficiency as part of the government’s National Economic Contingency Plan for Agriculture initiated to shield the country’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cluster Finance Services

The Finance Ministry in coordination with the Royal Civil Service Commission has launched the Cluster Finance Services in Paro and Bumthang Districts today. The initiative which will be implemented on a pilot basis in these two districts is based on the concept of sharing of services.

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