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His Majesty grants Dhar to new Dzongdags, Drangpons & Gup

His Majesty The King granted Dhar to two Drangpons and Dzongdags, and a Gup, at Tashichhodzong in Thimphu today. The post His Majesty grants Dhar to new Dzongdags, Drangpons & Gup appeared first on BBS.

Salang tendrel for mini dry port construction held

The salang tendrel or ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the first ever mini dry port in Phuentshogling was conducted today. The post Salang tendrel for mini dry port construction held appeared first on BBS.

AMC & BSB build farm machinery of national standard

The Agriculture Machinery Centre in Paro collaborated with Bhutan Standards Bureau and started building a mechanised farm tool that suits the national standard. The post AMC & BSB build farm machinery of national standard appeared first on BBS.

BSB certifies 4 organisations for providing quality services to people

For the first time, Bhutan Standards Bureau certified Phuentshogling Thromde office, Bank of Bhutan and two private companies: Karma Feeds and Bhutan Bitumen for assuring quality services to the public. The post BSB certifies 4 organisations for providing quality services to people appeared first on ...

Man aged 30 nabbed for larceny case in Punakha

Police in Punakha on Sunday detained a 30-year-old man for robbing some shops in Khuruthang town. The post Man aged 30 nabbed for larceny case in Punakha appeared first on BBS.

ACC advocates on curbing corruption

The officials from the Anti-Corruption Commission reminded civil servants, corporate employees, armed force personnel and members of the NGOs and religious organisations in Phuentshogling about the importance of declaring assets annually. The post ACC advocates on curbing corruption appeared first ...

National, SAARC Food Security Reserve not maintained

The Royal Audit Authority has recommended the government to provide sufficient funds to enable the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited to maintain National as well as SAARC Food Security reserves.   The post National, SAARC Food Security Reserve not maintained appeared first on BBS.

Electronic Government Procurement System launched

The use of Electronic Government Procurement System will be made compulsory from January next year. Launched yesterday by the Prime Minister, the government will, in the next six months, pilot the system to see its efficacy. The post Electronic Government Procurement System launched appeared first ...

Explosion in bus, no casualties reported

A minor explosion was reported in a public transport bus traveling from Thimphu to Gelegphu today. The post Explosion in bus, no casualties reported appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan's first IT College to open next month

Gyalpoizhing College, Bhutan's first ever Information Technology college in Monggar is all set to open its doors to its first batch of IT students on July 12, announced the Prime Minister earlier this week. The post Bhutan's first IT College to open next month appeared first on BBS.

Care house for people living with HIV opens

Lhak-Sam opened a small community based care house in Genekha, Thimphu yesterday to provide support services to people living with HIV/AIDS. The post Care house for people living with HIV opens appeared first on BBS.

Affected households agree to reclaim compensation from MHPA

Following a re-verification by the dzongkhag adminsitration last week, some 17 households of Draagteng Gewog in Trongsa have agreed to accept the initial compensation amount from the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority . The post Affected households agree to reclaim compensation from MHPA ...

Upswing in the number of dog bite cases in Kanglung

The number of dog bite cases in Kanglung Gewog, Trashigang has been increasing in tandem over the last one year. The post Upswing in the number of dog bite cases in Kanglung appeared first on BBS.

Despite strict enforcement of traffic rules, many defy it

Despite strict implementation of traffic rules and regulations, police in the capital say there are not many who abide the rules. The post Despite strict enforcement of traffic rules, many defy it appeared first on BBS.

City bus service a hit among students

The city bus service introduced last month for the students of Yangchenphug and Lungtenzampa schools has proved to be an instant hit with more students showing interests in using the bus service. The post City bus service a hit among students appeared first on BBS.

Panel Discussion on Public Debt

Members of Parliament deliberated extensively on external debt of the country during the 9th session of the 2nd parliament. The post Panel Discussion on Public Debt appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan most peaceful in the region: Global Peace Index

Bhutan, which ranked 13th among 163 countries in the Global Peace Index 2017, was named as the most peaceful country among the South Asian nations. The post Bhutan most peaceful in the region: Global Peace Index appeared first on BBS.

A national water commission to be established

A national water commission will be set up this year to address water related issues in the country. The post A national water commission to be established appeared first on BBS.

Bhutanese students in Kalimpong escorted home

A total of 64 Bhutanese students studying in Kalimpong, West Bengal, India, was safely escorted to Phuentshogling yesterday. A Bhutanese woman was among the group. The post Bhutanese students in Kalimpong escorted home appeared first on BBS.

Bhutanese students in Kalimpong escorted home

A total of 64 Bhutanese students studying in Kalimpong, West Bengal, India, was safely escorted to Phuentsholing yesterday. A Bhutanese woman was among the group. The post Bhutanese students in Kalimpong escorted home appeared first on BBS.

Central bank launches notes exchange facility

The Royal Monetary Authority launched the facility for exchange of mutilated and burnt ngultrum notes with fresh ones in Phuentshogling today. The post Central bank launches notes exchange facility appeared first on BBS.

Annual Dzongda conference begins

The 23rd annual Dzongdas' conference began today in the capital. Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay who graced the opening said Dzongdas are His Majesty's direct representatives in the Dzongkhags. The post Annual Dzongda conference begins appeared first on BBS.

Drivers sensitised on traffic safety along Indian highways

Over a hundred Bhutanese truckers and taxi drivers in Phuentshogling were briefed by police officials from Alipurduar, West Bengal on over speeding, traffic signal and necessary documents to carry while driving along the Indian highways. The post Drivers sensitised on traffic safety along Indian ...

Khuruthang residents complain of poor road condition

The condition of road in Khuruthang deteriorated following the sewerage works carried out in the town last year. Roads were dug in many parts to lay sewerage pipes.   The post Khuruthang residents complain of poor road condition appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty graces the closing of parliament's 9th session

His Majesty The King graced the closing ceremony of the 9th session of the second Parliament at Gyalyong Tshogkhang today. The post His Majesty graces the closing of parliament's 9th session appeared first on BBS.

Former Chang Gup's miscellaneous hearing held

The miscellaneous hearing involving former Chang Gup, Naku and 10 other suspects were held yesterday in Thimphu. The post Former Chang Gup's miscellaneous hearing held appeared first on BBS.

Education Minister apologises for his toilet' remarks

The Education Minister Norbu Wangchuk, on his Facebook post Saturday night, has apologised to Bhutanese working in Australia for "toilet" remarks after a voice recording of his, went viral on social media. The post Education Minister apologises for his “toilet” remarks appeared first on ...

Thumangdra block expected to clear by tomorrow

The road block at Thumangdra along Wangdue-Trongsa highway is expected to open by tomorrow evening. The post Thumangdra block expected to clear by tomorrow appeared first on BBS.

Trashigang Police detains a man for suspected drug smuggling

Trashigang Police detained a 22 year-old man for illicit trafficking of controlled substances yesterday. The post Trashigang Police detains a man for suspected drug smuggling appeared first on BBS.

Jomotshangkha Dungkhag experiences occasional power cuts

Residents of Langchenphu, Lauri, and Serthig Gewogs under Jomotshangkha Dungkhag are often affected by erratic power supply. The post Jomotshangkha Dungkhag experiences occasional power cuts appeared first on BBS.

Swarm of rock bees attack travellers

Rock bees attacking travellers at Banglapokto, about 30 kilometres from Trongsa towards Wangdue Phodrang has become a concern. The post Swarm of rock bees attack travellers appeared first on BBS.

Man electrocuted while trying to fix a fuse

A 50-year-old technician died after he was electrocuted in Rubesa Gewog, Wangdue Phodrang.  The incident happened yesterday while he was fixing a fuse in one of the transformers. The post Man electrocuted while trying to fix a fuse appeared first on BBS.

Rise of Yoga amongst young people

The increasing trend of young people showing more interest in practicing Yoga is very much evident at the recently held International Yoga Day at the Royal Institute of Management in Thimphu. The post Rise of Yoga amongst young people appeared first on BBS.

Man killed in car accident

A 35-year-old man died following the Maruti Van he was driving went off the motorway at around 8:40 am on Sunday. The post Man killed in car accident appeared first on BBS.

Regional tourism council office to be established in east

The government will establish a regional tourism council office in the east as part of its efforts to promote tourism in the six eastern dzongkhags. The post Regional tourism council office to be established in east appeared first on BBS.

Every teacher must have a master's degree: Govt.

The government has decided that all existing teacher under the education ministry must have a master's degree. The post Every teacher must have a master's degree: Govt. appeared first on BBS.

Compensation for crops and livestock damage by wildlife, natural calamities

Farmers in the country will be now compensated for loss of crops and livestock due to natural calamities and raids by wild animals. The post Compensation for crops and livestock damage by wildlife, natural calamities appeared first on BBS.

Curbing rural-urban migration through rural development

Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay outlined a series of rural development plans to minimise rural-urban migration in the country. The post Curbing rural-urban migration through rural development appeared first on BBS.

REC recommends ways to reduce school bag weight

The Royal Education Council has suggested the schools to adopt several measures to ensure the students are not carrying heavy bags. Research has shown that carrying heavy school bag impacts the health of children adversely. The post REC recommends ways to reduce school bag weight appeared first on ...

Human-wildlife conflict discourages farmers in Samtse to grow rice

Some farmers in Tashichhoeling Gewog in Samtse have stopped cultivating paddy since almost two decades ago. The post Human-wildlife conflict discourages farmers in Samtse to grow rice appeared first on BBS.

His Holiness launches Moenlam Chenmo magazine

His Holiness Je Khenpo launched the first-ever Moelam Chenmo magazine at the Moelam Chenmo in Haa yesterday. The post His Holiness launches Moenlam Chenmo magazine appeared first on BBS.

Chhubarthang people manage to keep their village spick and span

In Chhubarthang village of Umling Gewog, tidying up is a daily ritual everyone- from young children to elders- takes very seriously. This small village of 19 households could be possibly the cleanest village in Sarpang.   The post Chhubarthang people manage to keep their village spick and span ...

Human-wildlife conflict discourages farmers in Samtse to grow rice

Some farmers in Tashichhoeling Gewog in Samtse have stopped cultivating paddy since almost two decades ago. The reason is not due to lack of willingness or unfavourable weather conditions but the change in farming practice which was brought about by the increasing human-wildlife conflict. Villagers ...

Agriculture Ministry comes up with land development guidelines

From now no, the land management will not just be sustainable but also uniform. The Agriculture and Forests Ministry launched the Agriculture Land Development Guidelines 2017 coinciding with the World Day to Combat Desertification yesterday. The post Agriculture Ministry comes up with land ...

Interventions needed to assess micronutrient deficiencies among children

The Performance Audit Report of the School Feeding Programme called for strict monitoring to evaluate the micronutrient deficiencies among the school children in the country. The post Interventions needed to assess micronutrient deficiencies among children appeared first on BBS.

MOI inked to improve efficiency in customs operations

Bhutan will receive assistance for capacity building in the field of customs as seven SASEC member countries signed the Memorandum of Intent for capacity building initiatives with the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics of India. The post MOI inked to improve efficiency in customs ...

Male patients in Saephu reluctant to open about their ailments

Things are quite uncomfortable for the male patients visiting the Basic Health Unit in Saephu Gewog of Wangdue Phodrang. The facility is without a male health worker. The post Male patients in Saephu reluctant to open about their ailments appeared first on BBS.

Bumthaps wish motorway to Pedtsheling Goenpa renovated soon

If you are headed towards Pedtsheling Goenpa in Bumthang, you are in for a bumpy ride. Several stretches of the 11-kilometre road that leads to the monastery are rough, muddy, and poorly maintained. The post Bumthaps wish motorway to Pedtsheling Goenpa renovated soon appeared first on BBS.

Finals of Queen's Cup Golf Tournament played today

In the finals of the Queen's Cup Golf Tournament, Karma Wangchuk won for the net category followed by Tshendra Dorji in the gross category. The post Finals of Queen's Cup Golf Tournament played today appeared first on BBS.

Govt. abuses Constitution, PM should step down: DNT

The political party Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa is asking the Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay and Finance Minister Namgay Dorji to step down for Intentionally violating the Article 14 of the Constitution'. The article states that taxes, fees, and other forms of levies shall not be imposed or altered ...