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RUB to offer PhD in Anthropology by 2020

The Royal University of Bhutan is planning to offer its first doctoral programme in Anthropology by 2020. The doctoral course will be offered by the College of Language and Culture Studies in Trongsa. The post RUB to offer PhD in Anthropology by 2020 appeared first on BBS.

Former Phuentshogling Thrompon charged with deception

The Office of the Attorney General has booked the former Phuentshogling Thrompon on two counts of deceptive practices. The post Former Phuentshogling Thrompon charged with deception appeared first on BBS.

Man accused of raping, impregnating 14-year-old girl

The Office of the Attorney General has charged a 47-year-old man with a second degree felony for raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl student. The post Man accused of raping, impregnating 14-year-old girl appeared first on BBS.

Trongsa dzong renovation works to complete before deadline

The ongoing renovation works at the Tongsa Dzong is expected to complete ahead of schedule. About 80 per cent of the renovation work has already been completed. The post Trongsa dzong renovation works to complete before deadline appeared first on BBS.

Farmers in east trained on vegetable seed production

For sustainable production of seeds, 20 farmers from six eastern districts attended three-day long training on vegetable seed production in Monggar recently. It is to make vegetable seeds easily available in the eastern region and also encourage farmers to earn higher returns. The post Farmers in ...

Artificial turf ground for Samdrup Jongkhar

Samdrup Jongkhar will have an artificial turf football ground by the end of this month. The laying of the artificial turn at the dzongkhag's football ground is going on in full swing. The post Artificial turf ground for Samdrup Jongkhar appeared first on BBS.

Dorokha farmers learn Zhungdra, Boedra for first time

It has been over a month since people in Dorokha Drungkhag in Samtse have been rehearsing traditional dances to be performed during the consecration ceremony of their much awaited Gatsheling Lhakhang next month. As part of rehearsals, villagers are learning Zhungdra and Boedra dance moves which ...

Hydropower revenue to be set aside as part of stabilisation fund

The revenue generated by the three major hydropower projects- Mangdechhu and Punatsangchhu I and II will be set aside as part of the government's Stabilisation Fund. The post Hydropower revenue to be set aside as part of stabilisation fund appeared first on BBS.

Health Ministry to start shorter regimen of MDR-TB treatment in 2018

Starting next year, the Ministry of Health will introduce the shorter regimen for the treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis or MDR TB in the three referral hospitals in the country. In this, the treatment period will be shortened from 20 months to nine to eleven months. The post Health ...

SoEs must implement six-month maternity leave beginning next year

Come January 2018, all state owned enterprises will have to implement the revised parental leave, which is six months of maternity leave and 10 working day paternity leave. The post SoEs must implement six-month maternity leave beginning next year appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan drops to 190 in latest FIFA ranking

Bhutan dropped 16 places to 190 in the latest FIFA rankings released yesterday. The post Bhutan drops to 190 in latest FIFA ranking appeared first on BBS.

Boy electrocuted to death in Tsirang

In a tragic accident in Tsirang, a 15-year-old student of Tsirang Toe Lower Secondary School has been electrocuted to death. The post Boy electrocuted to death in Tsirang appeared first on BBS.

School agriculture programme to see changes

As the World Food Day was marked in Tsirang today, the agriculture and forests minister announced that the School Agriculture Program will see drastic changes. The post School agriculture programme to see changes appeared first on BBS.

Without Lag Thrams, Dewathang remains underdeveloped

Dewathang area was identified to be under Samdrup Jongkhar Thromde in 2011. However, the place is yet to undergo metamorphosis in terms of urban infrastructural developments. This is because; residents there have still not received Lag Thrams or Land Ownership Certificates from the government to ...

BDBL & Farm Shops staff trained to promote group loan schemes

Twenty three participants from Bhutan Development Bank Limited and farm shops in the eastern region were recently trained in group formation and development in Monggar. The training was meant to further promote the group loan schemes and expected more groups to be formed to avail the loan scheme. ...

Quality of Education?

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Govt. will not pursue to ratify BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement: PM

The government will not pursue further to ratify the Motor Vehicles Agreement for Regulation of Passenger, Personal and Cargo Vehicular Traffic between Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal . Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay remarked this at Meet the Press last week. The post Govt. will not ...

Another Techpark by 2019

The Ministry of Information and Communications will come up with another Techpark by 2019. This is towards addressing unemployment in the country through Information and Communications Technology. The plan was highlighted at the 3rd ICT Conference held in the capital today. The post Another Techpark ...

Construction of Dewathang-Nganglam highway shelved for a while

The construction of Dewathang-Nganglam highway has not been discarded but stalled temporarily due to security reasons. The Agriculture Minister Yeshey Dorji mentioned this during the Meet the Press session on Friday. The post Construction of Dewathang-Nganglam highway shelved for a while appeared ...

ECB looks forward to more women participation in upcoming election

With the third parliamentary elections round the corner, the Election Commission of Bhutan has started its preparations for the electoral process in full roar. The post ECB looks forward to more women participation in upcoming election appeared first on BBS.

Flood destroys paddy, maize crops in Tsakaling Gewog

A flood which occurred on the night of October 12 had destroyed approximately five acres of paddy and maize crops belonging to 30 households in Tsakaling Gewog under Monggar. The post Flood destroys paddy, maize crops in Tsakaling Gewog appeared first on BBS.

BCCB promotes cricket at grassroot level

The Bhutan Cricket Council Board has reached over 1,500 students as part of its grassroots programme which started last week. The programme is being initiated in collaboration with UNICEF Bhutan and is targeting some 40 schools in Paro, Thimphu, Wangdue, Punakha, Sarpang, and Chukha districts. The ...

SD United wins over Samdrup Jongkhar BPC

In the finals of the Departmental football tournament in Samdrup Jongkhar, team SD United walked away with the winner's trophy, yesterday. The post SD United wins over Samdrup Jongkhar BPC appeared first on BBS.

Bajo town businesses fume over road closure

A section of the road in Bajo town in Wangdue Phodrang was completely closed down, while another has been turned into one-way traffic recently as directed by the Dzongkhag administration for safety of road users. The post Bajo town businesses fume over road closure appeared first on BBS.

Haa Imtrat mela attracts thousands

Thousands of People from Haa and other dzongkhags gathered to be part of the IMTRAT Raising Day. His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck graced the opening of the fair yesterday. The post Haa Imtrat mela attracts thousands appeared first on BBS.

Road to Phulari Goenpa in Gelegphu in bad shape

The 5.8 kilometre access road to Phulari Goenpa in Sarpang is at its worst state. The construction of the road began in May last year with a contract period of 12 months. The post Road to Phulari Goenpa in Gelegphu in bad shape appeared first on BBS.

Rice production increases by over 5 % since 2012

The country's overall rice production saw an increase of over five per cent in the last five years. From 78,000 metric tons in 2012, the rice yield rose to 85,000 metric tons last year. The post Rice production increases by over 5 % since 2012 appeared first on BBS.

Finance ministry, DHI to finalize Drukair's domestic flight operations

The finance ministry and the Druk Holding and Investments will finalize Drukair's domestic flight operations in the coming week. The post Finance ministry, DHI to finalize Drukair's domestic flight operations appeared first on BBS.

Late Geshe Gedun Rinchen's disciples offer mandala to His Holiness

In memory of His Holiness the 69th Je Khenpo, late Geshe Gedun Rinchen, about two hundred of his disciples came together to offer ku-sung- thug ghi mendrel or mandala to His Holiness the Je Khenpo. The post Late Geshe Gedun Rinchen's disciples offer mandala to His Holiness appeared first on BBS.

Renovated Kidu Patient Guest House inaugurated

The newly renovated Kidu Patient Guest House of the national referral hospital was inaugurated yesterday coinciding with the 6th Royal Wedding Anniversary. The post Renovated Kidu Patient Guest House inaugurated appeared first on BBS.

Cabinet asks for another proposal on establishment of medical college

In the latest development on the proposal for the establishment of a medical college, the cabinet earlier this month asked the Khesar Gyelpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan and the national referral hospital to again put up a proposal. The post Cabinet asks for another proposal on ...

Long planned business council yet to be established

Its been more than three years now since the economic affairs minister announced the establishment of a council to improve the country's business climate. But the council is yet to be established.  The post Long planned business council yet to be established appeared first on BBS.

Jamkhar GC road blacktopped

The blacktopping of Jamkhar Gewog Centre road in Trashi Yangtse has been completed. The road benefits over 350 households in the gewog. The post Jamkhar GC road blacktopped appeared first on BBS.

Disaster reduction day marked with students

Children are among the groups that are considered vulnerable during disasters. Recognizing this, the Department of Disaster Management chose school children as the target group for disaster awareness for this year's International Day for Reduction of Disaster. The post Disaster reduction day ...

ECB to address barriers facing the disabled during elections

As the 2018 parliamentary elections draw closer, the Election Commission of Bhutan is looking at ways to get more voters to the polls. The post ECB to address barriers facing the disabled during elections appeared first on BBS.

Govt. plans to introduce low emission urban transport system

Given the increased fossil fuel dependency in the transport sector in the country, the government has identified to implement low emission urban transport system within the next three years. The post Govt. plans to introduce low emission urban transport system appeared first on BBS.

Understanding CSOs and their role in society

To commemorate the 6th Royal Wedding Anniversary, forty seven Civil Society Organisations came together to host the third Civil Society Fair in the capital today. The post Understanding CSOs and their role in society appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan Dialogues- forum for developing critical thinking

Towards developing critical thinking and challenge experts and practitioners to deliberate on serious issues of development, Bhutan Dialogues, will be held every month. The post Bhutan Dialogues- forum for developing critical thinking appeared first on BBS.

Samrang farmers enjoy bountiful rice harvest

The villagers of Samrang Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar are rejoicing over an abundant rice harvest this year. For some of them, this is the first time in fifteen years that they got to reap what they sowed. The post Samrang farmers enjoy bountiful rice harvest appeared first on BBS.

Spiritual essence of offering Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel

Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel is one of the integral parts of religious offerings in Buddhism. It is also believed to be one of the best ways to accumulate merits and purify oneself from all the sins. The post Spiritual essence of offering Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel appeared first on BBS.

Paro Moenlam Chenmo begins

Former Dorji Lopen of the Zhung Dratshang, Ngawang Tenzin, is presiding over the annual Paro Moenlam Chenmo. The post Paro Moenlam Chenmo begins appeared first on BBS.

11 caught for illegal possession of tobacco products

The Bhutan Narcotics and Control Authority have fined 11 people for illegal possession of tobacco products in Phuentsholing yesterday. The post 11 caught for illegal possession of tobacco products appeared first on BBS.

Snow leopard footages caught on camera traps in JSWNP

For the first time ever, camera traps set in Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park have captured snow leopard footage, confirming the presence of the vulnerable cat species in the park. The post Snow leopard footages caught on camera traps in JSWNP appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty grants Dhar to four new Drangpons

His Majesty The King granted Dhar to the four newly appointed Dzongkhag Drangpons at Tashichhodzong in Thimphu today. The post His Majesty grants Dhar to four new Drangpons appeared first on BBS.

142 aspiring NC candidates register with ECB

An overwhelming 142 aspiring National Council candidates have registered with the Election Commission of Bhutan for the 2018 NC elections till date. The post 142 aspiring NC candidates register with ECB appeared first on BBS.

Snow leopard footages caught on camera traps in JSWNP

For the first time ever, camera traps set in Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park has captured snow leopard footages, confirming the presence of the vulnerable cat species in the park. The post Snow leopard footages caught on camera traps in JSWNP appeared first on BBS.

Paro International Airport gets a makeover

Paro International Airport is getting a facelift with construction of parallel taxiway and re-modification of departure terminal building. The new arrangement is being made to improve efficiency in handling more number of aircrafts by easing air traffic.   The post Paro International Airport gets a ...

Contractors plead against mobilisation advance fund reduction

The contractors want the mobilisation advance fund amount to remain the same. Mobilisation advance fund is an amount given to contractors before the start of construction works. The post Contractors plead against mobilisation advance fund reduction appeared first on BBS.

Teacher of Gaselo Central School booked for alleged battery case

A police complaint has been logged against the teacher of Gaselo Central School in Wangdue Phodrang. The post Teacher of Gaselo Central School booked for alleged battery case appeared first on BBS.

Farmers in Bumthang revive buckwheat cultivation

Buckwheat cultivation in Bumthang has been on a declining trend over the last few decades. However, the district is now seeing a revival in the cultivation of the traditional crop. Thanks to an initiative by the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector and the National Biodiversity Centre which aims at ...