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Nationwide cleaning campaign on December 9

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of His Majesty The King's accession to the Golden Throne, a nationwide cleaning campaign will be conducted on December 9. The post Nationwide cleaning campaign on December 9 appeared first on BBS.

NC discusses procurement

Members of the National Council said certain public goods and services can be procured directly from the market instead on tender. The post NC discusses procurement appeared first on BBS.

Four sentenced for voluntary manslaughter

Thimphu District Court sentenced four men to prison ranging from six months to over nine years for voluntary manslaughter, battery, and possessions of controlled substance. The post Four sentenced for voluntary manslaughter appeared first on BBS.

Punakha to conduct first ever Moenlam Chenmo

Punakha is all prepared to conduct its first ever Moenlam Chenmo in the dzongkhag. The post Punakha to conduct first ever Moenlam Chenmo appeared first on BBS.

Man sentenced for harvesting cannabis

Thimphu District Court sentenced a 24-year-old man to five years in prison for harvesting cannabis and producing its derivatives. The post Man sentenced for harvesting cannabis appeared first on BBS.

BFF wins international award

Bhutan Football Federation won its first ever international award at the Asian Football Confederation Annual Awards 2016, yesterday. The post BFF wins international award appeared first on BBS.

NA passes revised Agreement on Trade, Commerce, and Transit

The National Assembly passed the revised Agreement on Trade, Commerce, and Transit between Bhutan and India, today. The post NA passes revised Agreement on Trade, Commerce, and Transit appeared first on BBS.

NC discusses rising number of teenage pregnancy

The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee of the National Council recommends more advocacy efforts to combat rising number of teenage pregnancy and sexual abuse. The post NC discusses rising number of teenage pregnancy appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan Lottery Limited announces its first winner

Lottery serial number 0044337 is the winner of Phuensum Dharim and will take home Nu 1 M. The post Bhutan Lottery Limited announces its first winner appeared first on BBS.

NA endorses Civil Aviation Bill

The National Assembly endorsed the Civil Aviation Bill of Bhutan 2015, today. The post NA endorses Civil Aviation Bill appeared first on BBS.

His Holiness arrives in Punakha

His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the monk body arrived at Puna Dewa Chenpoi Phodrang in Punakha at 2 PM, today. The post His Holiness arrives in Punakha appeared first on BBS.

Woman convicted for murdering a couple

Paro District Court sentenced a 34-year-old woman to 30 years imprisonment for murdering a couple. The post Woman convicted for murdering a couple appeared first on BBS.

Woman convicted for involuntary manslaughter

Monggar District Court sentenced a 29-year-old woman to three years imprisonment for involuntary manslaughter, last Wednesday. The post Woman convicted for involuntary manslaughter appeared first on BBS.

Legality of BoiC questioned again

The Opposition questioned the Government if the mandate of Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited differs from that of Business Opportunity and Information Centre . The post Legality of BoiC questioned again appeared first on BBS.

Opposition labels government's proposed plan on unemployment as 'ad hoc'

Despite some reservations from the opposition party, the National Assembly endorsed the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill 2016-17, today. The post Opposition labels government's proposed plan on unemployment as 'ad hoc' appeared first on BBS.

NC discusses private schools

The National Council's Special Committee for Education recommends the fee structure and other operational aspects of private schools be looked into. The post NC discusses private schools appeared first on BBS.

Central Monastic Body leaves for winter residence

Led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the five lopens, the Central Monastic Body left for Punakha, their winter residence, today. As is the tradition, His Holiness and the monk body will halt for the night at the Thinleygang Lhakhang before proceeding to Puna Dewa Chenpoi Phodrang tomorrow morning. ...

NA endorses Income Tax Bill

The National Assembly passed the Income Tax Bill of Bhutan 2016, today. Of the 47, 39 members voted in favour of the endorsement while two voted against the bill and the two abstained. The post NA endorses Income Tax Bill appeared first on BBS.

Asiatic golden cat sighted at a record altitude

Recent camera trap photos show Asiatic golden cat in Bhutan at 4,282 metres, setting a record for the highest altitude sighting. The post Asiatic golden cat sighted at a record altitude appeared first on BBS.

Make teaching an attractive profession: NC members

To motivate teachers and boost their morale, the National Council's Special Committee for Education recommends the teachers be given attractive financial incentives and high grade at the entry level. The post Make teaching an attractive profession: NC members appeared first on BBS.

NC deliberates promotion of Dzongkha

The National Council deliberated on strengthening curriculum to promote Dzongkha by reintroducing earlier textbooks and Bhutanese history, today. The post NC deliberates promotion of Dzongkha appeared first on BBS.

Agriculture department explores market to import chillies

The Department of Agriculture is now exploring new market in India's Sikkim and Darjeeling to import chillies for winter by mid December. The post Agriculture department explores market to import chillies appeared first on BBS.

Police pledge to make society safe for children

The new Chief of Police, Colonel Chimi Dorji, said the increasing number of crime among the youth is because of bad choices and disengaged parenting. The post Police pledge to make society safe for children appeared first on BBS.

Foreign Minister questioned on Bhutan-China boundary

The foreign minister, Damcho Dorji, in the National Council today, said the difference in claims of boundary still exist between Bhutan and China. The post Foreign Minister questioned on Bhutan-China boundary appeared first on BBS.

Protect prime agricultural land, NC members say

The Natural Resources and Environment Committee of the National Council recommended the government put effective measures to protect prime agricultural land from being lost to urbanisation. The post Protect prime agricultural land, NC members say appeared first on BBS.

Opposition asks for alternative for those who resigned to contest Thromde elections

Members of the Opposition asked the government if they have alternative for those who have resigned to contest in the Thromde elections. The post Opposition asks for alternative for those who resigned to contest Thromde elections appeared first on BBS.

Chillies' price hike impacts consumers

Hike in the price of chillies following its import ban is taking a toll on consumers in Thimphu. A kilogram of chillies now costs Nu 300-400. About a week ago, a kilogram of chillies costs about Nu 100. The post Chillies' price hike impacts consumers appeared first on BBS.

Australia Awards for Bhutan to resume next year

The Australia Awards for Bhutan will resume starting next year. The post Australia Awards for Bhutan to resume next year appeared first on BBS.

4-D wood carving stands out at an exhibition

The Zorig Exhibition held at the Zorig Chusum Institute in Thimphu on Wednesday saw some fine displays of art but a Four-Dimensional Zhabdrung Phuensum Tshogpa's wood carving was the standout piece. The post 4-D wood carving stands out at an exhibition appeared first on BBS.

NA ratifies Paris Agreement

The National Assembly ratified the Paris Agreement, today. Members of Parliament had endorsed all the articles of the agreement, yesterday. The post NA ratifies Paris Agreement appeared first on BBS.

Opposition questions the government on RTI Bill

The Opposition questioned the government on the Right to Information Bill, which has become a dead bill. The post Opposition questions the government on RTI Bill appeared first on BBS.

NA passes Bhutan Red Cross Society Bill

The National Assembly passed the Bhutan Red Cross Society Bill, today. The act will help the public in times of calamities and natural disaster. The post NA passes Bhutan Red Cross Society Bill appeared first on BBS.

Health ministry detects 23 new HIV cases

The Ministry of Health has detected 23 new HIV cases taking the number of detection to 55, this year alone. Of the 23, 10 are female and one minor. The post Health ministry detects 23 new HIV cases appeared first on BBS.

Vacant Gyadrung posts affect Paro

Some of the local leaders in Paro are confused as to why they are not allowed to recruit Gyadrung or clerks. They said it is not a new post and all other gewog offices still have Gyadrung. The post Vacant Gyadrung posts affect Paro appeared first on BBS.

New city buses to hit Thimphu's road

New city buses will hit the road of Thimphu in two weeks time. Of the 18 buses, three will go to Phuentshogling. The post New city buses to hit Thimphu's road appeared first on BBS.

Dr. R. Nithiyanandam recognised for providing scholarships to underprivileged Bhutanese

The Managing Director and owner of Sree Ramu College of Arts and Science of India, Dr. R. Nithiyanandam was awarded Rigsum National Education Award in recognition for providing scholarships to underprivileged Bhutanese youth. The post Dr. R. Nithiyanandam recognised for providing scholarships to ...

Woman detained for possessing tobacco products

A 35-year-old woman from Paro has been detained by police possessing tobacco products. The post Woman detained for possessing tobacco products appeared first on BBS.

RMA brings down the exchange to Rs 5,000 per person per month

The Royal Monetary Authority will allow exchange of Rs 5,000 per person only instead of 10,000 a month given the depleting stock of INR. The post RMA brings down the exchange to Rs 5,000 per person per month appeared first on BBS.

Remit Bhutan picks up momentum amongst Bhutanese abroad

Some 300 Bhutanese living abroad have opened foreign currency accounts through Remit Bhutan. Remit Bhutan, the Central Bank's service, allows Bhutanese abroad to send remittances in foreign currencies to their accounts in local banks. The post Remit Bhutan picks up momentum amongst Bhutanese abroad ...

Paro's fire mishap could have been avoided, Victims and parents say

Some victims and family members of the recent mishap during a fire incident in Paro said precaution by fire-fighters could have prevented the accident. The post Paro's fire mishap could have been avoided, Victims and parents say appeared first on BBS.

Promote maximum land utilisation for crop production, NC says

The Natural Resource and Environment Committee of the National Council recommended the agricultural and forests ministry to promote maximum utilisation of land for crop production. The post Promote maximum land utilisation for crop production, NC says appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan to have seismic hazard map

Bhutan will soon have its ever seismic hazard map in an effort to strengthen seismic building code and infrastructure development planning. The post Bhutan to have seismic hazard map appeared first on BBS.

Three under custody for alleged possession of controlled substance

Two men are under Thimphu police custody since yesterday for allegedly possessing over 4,500 piece of controlled substance. The post Three under custody for alleged possession of controlled substance appeared first on BBS.

Bus accident kills a man and injures nine

A 29-year-old man died on the spot when the bus he was driving fell off the road, 14 kilometres from Trongsa towards Wangdue Phodrang at 2 PM, today. The post Bus accident kills a man and injures nine appeared first on BBS.

Government's 100 percent election pledge questioned

The members of the Opposition questioned the government on their 100 percent employment pledge during the National Assembly's Question Hour, today. The post Government's 100 percent election pledge questioned appeared first on BBS.

Pre-financing of donor-committed projects not from government's revenue, finance minister says

Responding to Bartsham-Shongphu MP, Wangdi Norbu, the finance minister, Namgay Dorji said pre-financing of the donor-committed projects in the country is not from the government's coffer. The post Pre-financing of donor-committed projects not from government's revenue, finance minister says appeared ...

Chamkharchhu project's preliminary works under progress

The economic affairs minister, Lekey Dorji said preliminary works are being carried out for the construction of Chamkharchhu Hydropower Project. The post Chamkharchhu project's preliminary works under progress appeared first on BBS.

His Holiness conducts Tshewang

Over 5,000 devotees received Tshewang or blessing for long life from His Holiness the Je Khenpo in Samtse, yesterday. They gathered at the Samtse public ground, where a week-long Moenlam Chenmo was being conducted. The post His Holiness conducts Tshewang appeared first on BBS.

Monggar police interrogates seven suspects in connection with chorten vandalism

Monggar Police is interrogating seven suspects in connection with a series of chorten vandalism which took place since 2010 onwards. The post Monggar police interrogates seven suspects in connection with chorten vandalism appeared first on BBS.

BoB starts KIOSK banking service

Bank of Bhutan has started automated banking services in Thimphu. It is a self-service facility which allows clients to conduct their own banking transaction at their convenience. The post BoB starts KIOSK banking service appeared first on BBS.