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His Majesty's Mobile Medical Unit conducts screening camp for ex-army personnel

More than 350 former army personnel turned up yesterday at a medical camp in Gelegphu organized by His Majesty's Kidu Mobile Medical Unit. The post His Majesty's Mobile Medical Unit conducts screening camp for ex-army personnel appeared first on BBS.

Phuentsholing hospital's lone gynecologist struggles to meet rising needs

Phuentsholing hospital is among the country's busiest hospitals. As the hospital sees an increasing number of patients including those from Tala, Lhamoizingkha and Samtse, the health staff particularly the gynecologist is struggling to keep up with rising needs. The post Phuentsholing hospital's ...

BAFRA inspects Thimphu meat shops

The officials of Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority in Thimphu inspected meat shops in Thimphu yesterday in preparation for the month long ban on the sale of meat that came into effect today. The post BAFRA inspects Thimphu meat shops appeared first on BBS.

Paro airport to introduce parking fees, prepaid taxi service

Beginning March, Paro International Airport will introduce parking fees. This means, parking in the airport car parks will be no longer free. The post Paro airport to introduce parking fees, prepaid taxi service appeared first on BBS.

Nanglam town in dire need of garbage truck

Waste management is anything but easy for Nanglam. Lack of a garbage truck is one of the biggest challenges faced by the town in managing waste. The post Nanglam town in dire need of garbage truck appeared first on BBS.

Towards zero poaching

To address the threats of poaching and illegal wildlife trade in the country, the government in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund Bhutan has developed a National Zero Poaching Strategy. The post Towards zero poaching appeared first on BBS.

Zobel Gewog farmers disappointed with hazelnut cultivation

The people of Zobel Gewog in Pema Gatshel are worried about their hazelnut trees, which they say are never bearing fruit. Farmers say they were told the hazelnut trees would start bearing fruits after three to four years when they started planting the tree fruit. The post Zobel Gewog farmers ...

Sarpang hospital to be upgraded to district hospital

Sarpang hospital is to be upgraded to a district hospital in the next five year plan. This was revealed at the Dzongkhag Tshogdu yesterday. At present, the hospital is a grade one BHU. The post Sarpang hospital to be upgraded to district hospital appeared first on BBS.

Trongsa's first biogas plants inaugurated

Biogas is already a popular alternative source of cooking fuel in Samtse with a large number of farmers having switched to biogas. The villagers of Trongsa might follow suit soon. The post Trongsa's first biogas plants inaugurated appeared first on BBS.

Zhemgang youth cooperative group showcase their products

The members of the Khenrig Namsum Cooperative Group are in Thimphu to showcase their food products. Ranging from banana chips to bamboo shoot pickle, the locally made food products are at display at an exhibition underway at the clock tower square in Thimphu. The post Zhemgang youth cooperative ...

BoB Connect Agency, a banking service for rural community launched

The people of Genekha, Khasadrapchu and Jungshina in Thimphu will no longer have to travel to Thimphu to avail themselves of banking services. Thanks to the Bank of Bhutan Connect Agency, a new banking service, which was launched in Genekha today. The post BoB Connect Agency, a banking service for ...

Farm road boost orange business in Paibang and Gongphu, Zhemgang

Life has changed for better for the people of Paibang and Gongphu villages under Trong Gewog in Zhemgang since the arrival of farm road last year. The post Farm road boost orange business in Paibang and Gongphu, Zhemgang appeared first on BBS.

Monggar DT pushes for school up gradation

Local leaders of Monggar want schools in their gewogs to be either upgraded to high school or transformed into central schools. The post Monggar DT pushes for school up gradation appeared first on BBS.

Introduction of electronic Patient Information System delayed

Lack of technical expertise and poor internet connection are delaying the introduction of electronic Patient Information System or ePIS at the Paro District hospital. The post Introduction of electronic Patient Information System delayed appeared first on BBS.

Tongmajangsa gewog office to move to its new office block

The new Gewog Administration Office of Tongmajangsa in Trashi Yangtse will be finally put to use after having been left idle for years. The post Tongmajangsa gewog office to move to its new office block appeared first on BBS.

Radhi rice hits Thimphu market

A group of farmers from Tsenkhar under Radhi Gewog in Trashigang are in Thimphu to sell their rice produce for the first time. The initiative is a result of Radhi Yu-Drom Rice and Textiles Co-operatives. The post Radhi rice hits Thimphu market appeared first on BBS.

Samtengang Green Bhutan Nursery making waves

The Green Bhutan Nursery in Samtengang in Gelegphu is doing brisk business. Run by 37-year-old Kabita Gurung, the nursery grows close to a hundred varieties of flowers, ornamental plants, tree saplings and bonsai plants. The post Samtengang Green Bhutan Nursery making waves appeared first on BBS.

Book documenting His Majesty's achievements in the last decade launched

A book entitled Bhutan's Crowning Glory: The Journey of a King and His People in the Last Ten Years' was launched today. The book authored by Ugyen Tenzin, a freelance writer and consultant, documents His Majesty's achievements in the last ten years. The post Book documenting His Majesty's ...

Serga Mathang bags Prime Minister's Award for best film

Serga Mathang bagged the Prime Minister's award for best film at the Bhutan National Film Awards 2017, yesterday. The Prime Minister's award, instituted for the first time this year, carries a cash prize of Nu 1 M. The post Serga Mathang bags Prime Minister's Award for best film appeared first on ...

White-bellied Heron: Pride of Berti

Berti in Zhemgang is home to White-bellied Heron, one of world's critically endangered birds. For Berti community, the endangered bird is a boon. The community has witnessed many positive developments over the years. All thanks to the bird. The post White-bellied Heron: Pride of Berti appeared first ...

Bhutan becoming popular with Lhadak pilgrims

Bhutan is becoming a popular pilgrim site for the people of Ladhak in India. The post Bhutan becoming popular with Lhadak pilgrims appeared first on BBS.

Blood donation campaign to mark His Majesty's birthday

A medical team from the national referral hospital conducted a blood donation campaign in Samtse to mark His Majesty the King's 37th birth anniversary. The post Blood donation campaign to mark His Majesty's birthday appeared first on BBS.

New Lhuentse Baazam opens

The newly constructed Baazam, a traditional bridge in Lhuentse was inaugurated today coinciding with the 37th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty. The post New Lhuentse Baazam opens appeared first on BBS.

Fire razes house to ground in Shaba

A family of two in Shaba, Paro has lost all their belongings after a fire razed their house to the ground last night. The post Fire razes house to ground in Shaba appeared first on BBS.

Wangdue Dzongkhag's first ever moenlam chenmo begins

Coinciding with the 37th birth anniversary of His Majesty the King, a nine day moenlam chenmo began in Wangdue Phodrang, today. The post Wangdue Dzongkhag's first ever moenlam chenmo begins appeared first on BBS.

Third pay commission formed

The third pay commission has been formed today. The commission also held its first meeting this morning. The post Third pay commission formed appeared first on BBS.

LPG scheme for rural households

The ministry of economic affairs will launch a scheme that will see rural households without LPG cylinders provided with one. The scheme will be launched tomorrow coinciding with the 37th birth anniversary of His Majesty The King. The post LPG scheme for rural households appeared first on BBS.

Students singing national anthem in track suits not ok: Pema Gatshel DT

Many schools across the country require students to come to school in track suits on certain days. It turns out not everyone is a fan of it. Certainly, not the Dzongkhag Tshogdu members of Pema Gatshel who are seeking to change this. The post Students singing national anthem in track suits not ok: ...

Khamdang Gewog water shortage worsens

The problem of drinking water shortage is anything but new to the locals of Khamdang Gewog in Trashi Yangtse. What is new, though, is that the shortage has worsened over the years. The post Khamdang Gewog water shortage worsens appeared first on BBS.

Monggar hospital to get gynecologist soon

Monggar Regional Referral Hospital will soon get a gynecologist. This is a much awaited news for the people of Monggar who have been without a gynecologist for over a year since the hospital's former gynecologist got transferred in December last year. The post Monggar hospital to get gynecologist ...

Samtse's soaring biogas popularity

A growing number of people in the villages in Samtse are continuing to embrace biogas as an alternative fuel for cooking. The post Samtse's soaring biogas popularity appeared first on BBS.

Trashi Yangtse farmers capitalize on chilli import ban

Farmers in Trashi Yangtse are expecting to do a brisk chilli business this year with the ban on import of chilli still in place. Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority imposed the ban after finding high residue of pesticide in the imported chillies. The post Trashi Yangtse farmers ...

A major facelift for Changlimithang National Stadium

A major renovation is being carried out for the Changlimithang National Stadium, in the capital. The post A major facelift for Changlimithang National Stadium appeared first on BBS.

Trashi Yangtse farmers capitalize on chilli import ban.

Farmers in Trashi Yangtse are expecting to do a brisk chilli business this year with the ban on import of chilli still in place. Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority imposed the ban after finding high residue of pesticide in the imported chillies. The post Trashi Yangtse farmers ...

Heavy vehicles and geological factors blamed for Nganglam-Panbang road damage

Heavy vehicles and geological factors are to be blamed for the bad condition of Nganglam-Panbang highway, according to the preliminary findings of an investigation carried out by a team of experts. The post Heavy vehicles and geological factors blamed for Nganglam-Panbang road damage appeared first ...

Over 1,000 kg of banned chilies seized

The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority officials in Phuentsholing have seized over a 1,000 kilograms of banned chilies and collected over Nu 200,000 in fines over the past three days. The post Over 1,000 kg of banned chilies seized appeared first on BBS.

SJ DT rejects Lauri Gewog's bridge request

The construction of Wongthig to Zangthig farm road in Lauri Gewog, Samdup Jongkhar is nearing completion. While the villagers are looking forward to reaping benefits that come with road access, they say the road would not be of much help without a motorable bridge over Zangthig river. The post SJ DT ...

His Holiness appoints Champoen

His Holiness the Je Khenpo appointed Lopen Sangay Dorji as the Champoen at the Punakha Dzong today. The post His Holiness appoints Champoen appeared first on BBS.

22-year-old man charged with voluntary manslaughter

Thimphu Police have charged a 22-year-old man with alleged voluntary manslaughter. He is accused of causing the death of a 24-year-old man. The incident happened last Wednesday. The accused has confessed to the crime. The post 22-year-old man charged with voluntary manslaughter appeared first on ...

Gewog Committees to monitor alcohol consumption in Lhuentse

Local leaders in Lhuentse have decided to form a committee in every gewog to monitor alcohol consumption. The move, aimed at reducing alcohol consumption, was decided at the Dzongkhag Tshogdu, which ended yesterday. The post Gewog Committees to monitor alcohol consumption in Lhuentse appeared first ...

His Holiness consecrates Yigja Dungkhor in Gelegphu

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the newly built Yigja Dungkhor at Pelrithang Army Campus in Gelegphu, yesterday. The post His Holiness consecrates Yigja Dungkhor in Gelegphu appeared first on BBS.

Thimphu Thromde try rubber speed breakers

A new speed breaker made from rubber is being tried on roads in Thimphu city. The first two rubber speed breakers were placed across the road in Lanjophakha, yesterday. The post Thimphu Thromde try rubber speed breakers appeared first on BBS.

BKA and BIMA at row over recent karate championship

The Bhutan Karate Association and the Bhutan Institute of Martial Arts are at loggerheads over the latter's participation in the 22nd Asian International Karate Championship held last week in Mumbai, India. The post BKA and BIMA at row over recent karate championship appeared first on BBS.

Bumthang court withholds proceedings of a larceny case

Bumthang court withheld its proceedings regarding a case of larceny until further notice today. One of the alleged suspects of the case, who was on bail, has absconded. The post Bumthang court withholds proceedings of a larceny case appeared first on BBS.

A man arrested for alleged impersonation

A 23-year-old man from Samdrup Jongkhar is under Gelegphu police custody for alleged impersonation. The post A man arrested for alleged impersonation appeared first on BBS.

Online performance assessment system launched

An online system aimed at improving public service delivery through proper performance management has been launched. Called Managing for Excellence or MaX Online System, the initiative will enable civil servants to submit their performance appraisal online. The post Online performance assessment ...

Dissatisfaction over Thimphu-Lhuentse Bus Service

Local leaders of Lhuentse are not very happy with the public transport bus service between Thimphu and Lhuentse. At the Dzongkhag Tshogdue held today, local leaders said they have received complaints from the people about the bus service being unreliable. The post Dissatisfaction over ...

Bhutan to represent at under 16 Junior Davis Cup

Three high school boys will represent the country at the Junior Davis Cup in New Delhi, India this month. The post Bhutan to represent at under 16 Junior Davis Cup appeared first on BBS.

Draktsho advocacy in the east

Draktsho Vocational Centre for Special Children and Youth in Trashigang is going door-to-door to sensitise parents and physically challenged people on the services offered by the centre. The post Draktsho advocacy in the east appeared first on BBS.

Road user groups in Dophuchen Gewog to monitor their farm roads

Farmers of Dophuchen Gewog in Samtse volunteered to carry out minor maintenance of farm roads in their gewog by themselves. The post Road user groups in Dophuchen Gewog to monitor their farm roads appeared first on BBS.