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Minting money out of E-waste

Bhutan produces over a truckload of E-wastes, every year. Old printer cartridges are one of the popular wastes. Today, many throw away the printer cartridges in the junkyards after it has been used. However, for Leki Dawa, used and worn out printer cartridges are not waste. The post Minting money ...

City bus drivers and conductors tests negative for drugs

None of the city bus drivers and conductors of Thimphu, who came for drug test, tested positive. The Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority conducted the test recently. The post City bus drivers and conductors tests negative for drugs appeared first on BBS.

Thimphu Thromde to standardise signboards

Thimphu Thromde is working towards bringing uniform and standard signboards in the Thromde area. The recent Thromde Tshogde approved the implementation of a guideline to standardise the signboards. The post Thimphu Thromde to standardise signboards appeared first on BBS.

Triple Six, PDCP wins Intra Dzongkhag monsoon volleyball

Team Triple Six won the finals of the second Intra Dzongkhag monsoon league volleyball tournament in women's category in Pema Gatshel. The post Triple Six, PDCP wins Intra Dzongkhag monsoon volleyball appeared first on BBS.

Towards corruption free 12 FYP

In an effort to reduce corruption in the 12th Five Year Plan, the Anti Corruption Commission is sensitizing the Dzongdas, heads of autonomous agencies, Thrompons and other officials. The post Towards corruption free 12 FYP appeared first on BBS.

Kanjur transmission draws thousands of devotees

The ongoing Kanjur oral transmission at Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu is attracting over twenty five thousand devotees from within and outside the country such as Nepal, Ladakh, Darjeeling and Sikkim. The post Kanjur transmission draws thousands of devotees appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan lost to Bangladesh by 3 goals

Bhutan went down to Bangladesh 3-nil in the ongoing under-15 SAFF Championship. The match played, at the ANFA Complex in Nepal today, saw Bhutan concede a goal mid-way through the first half and another two in the second half. Bhutan will now play the winner of tomorrow's match between Nepal and ...

Under-15 national team wins Women's League

The Under-15 national team has been declared the winner of this year's Women's League. They beat five other teams to win the title. The post Under-15 national team wins Women's League appeared first on BBS.

Takin City beat BTCL to win BCCB Super League 2017

Team Takin City defeated BTCL to win the BCCB Super League 2017. In the finals played yesterday, Takin City set up a target of 240 runs for BTCL to chase. The post Takin City beat BTCL to win BCCB Super League 2017 appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan defeats Sri Lanka in the ongoing SAF U-15 Championship

Bhutan's under-15 national team defeated Sri Lanka 6-nil in the ongoing Under-15 South Asian Football Federation Championship in Nepal. The post Bhutan defeats Sri Lanka in the ongoing SAF U-15 Championship appeared first on BBS.

Machines to vend condoms in Phuentshogling

Residents of Phuentshogling can now get three condoms with Nu 5 in less than half a minute. The post Machines to vend condoms in Phuentshogling appeared first on BBS.

Man jailed for trying to kill musk deers

Bumthang district court sentenced a 50-year old man from Lhuentse to 3 years imprisonment for attempting to kill musk deers within Wangchuk Centennial National Park's territory in January this year. The post Man jailed for trying to kill musk deers appeared first on BBS.

Emerging honey farmers of Bumthang

With a good market for organic honey in the country, beekeeping is increasingly becoming popular among the farmers of Bumthang. The post Emerging honey farmers of Bumthang appeared first on BBS.

Eye Camp treats nearly 900 patients in Punakha

The eye camp in Punakha, this year, saw the highest number of people turnout.  Almost 900 people were treated during the week-long camp. The post Eye Camp treats nearly 900 patients in Punakha appeared first on BBS.

BNCA fines 17, collects Nu 85,000 in Paro

Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority fined 17 people and collected around Nu 85,000 for illegal possession of tobacco and smoking in public places in Paro town during the recent inspection.   The post BNCA fines 17, collects Nu 85,000 in Paro appeared first on BBS.

Villagers blame Kholongchu blasting for damage to homes

The people of Koenchholing village of Khamdang Gewog in Trashi Yangtse say blasting works at the Kholongchu hydroelectric project is damaging their homes. The post Villagers blame Kholongchu blasting for damage to homes appeared first on BBS.

Lhuentse local leaders seek clarification on Shingkhar-Gorgan road delay

Local leaders in Lhuentse want to know what is causing delays in the construction of the road from Shingkhar to Gorgan. As the works remain stalled, the local leaders say the delay has affected the blacktopping of Maedtsho's Gewog Centre road. The post Lhuentse local leaders seek clarification on ...

National drama festival kicks off

The first ever national level drama festival is underway in the capital. The festival began from August 16. The post National drama festival kicks off appeared first on BBS.

A project to support CSOs launched

The Civil Society Organizations in the country are now expected to reach out to more disadvantaged groups in the country. That's because a project called Support to Civil Society in Bhutan" was launched in the capital yesterday. The post A project to support CSOs launched appeared first on BBS.

18 youths to leave for Korea for various vocational trainings

A total of 18 young Bhutanese will soon head to South Korea's Jeju Province where they will undergo trainings in bakery, cooking, horticulture and carpentry among others. The post 18 youths to leave for Korea for various vocational trainings appeared first on BBS.

Dengue fever remains a health concern

With hundreds of  people infected dengue fever every year, the mosquito-borne disease  remains a health concern particularly in the country's south. Properly managing water stored in containers at home is vital to keeping the disease at bay but health officials say people ignore this crucial ...

DNT sues govt. for unconstitutional implementation of tax alteration

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa has filed a lawsuit in the High Court against the government. The party is suing the government for an alleged unconstitutional implementation of tax alteration.    The post DNT sues govt. for unconstitutional implementation of tax alteration appeared first on BBS.

Govt. to amend acts that allow it to grant fiscal incentives

The Lhengye Zhungtshog has decided to propose the amendment of all laws that empower the government to grant fiscal incentives. The laws will be tabled as urgent bills in the upcoming session of the Parliament. The post Govt. to amend acts that allow it to grant fiscal incentives appeared first on ...

Fuel card introduced for government pool vehicles

Government pool vehicle drivers in the country will now have to use a card while refuelling their vehicles. The finance ministry, in collaboration with Bank of Bhutan, launched the fuel card in the capital today. The post Fuel card introduced for government pool vehicles appeared first on BBS.

Monggar, Trashigang farmers receives Semso Soelra for crop damage

Farmers in nine gewogs in Monggar affected by the recent windstorm, rain and drought received Semso Soelra from His Majesty the King. The post Monggar, Trashigang farmers receives Semso Soelra for crop damage appeared first on BBS.

BDBL decide actions against 16 employees for lapses in connection with embezzlement case

The Bhutan Development Bank Limited's board has decided to withhold the promotions and trainings of 16 of its employees. This is for failing to shoulder their  responsibilities in connection with the fraud and embezzlement of Nu 576 by the bank's Project Officer. The post BDBL decide actions ...

Thimphu City thrashes Phuntsholing City 13-nil

It was goals galore at the Changlimithang yesterday as Thimphu City defeated Phuntsholing City 13 - nil. The post Thimphu City thrashes Phuntsholing City 13-nil appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan and Japan sign Power System Plan 2040 project agreement

The governments of Bhutan and Japan signed the technical cooperation project agreement for the project on the Power System Plan 2040 yesterday.  It is to update the master plans of hydro power projects developed in 2003. The post Bhutan and Japan sign Power System Plan 2040 project agreement ...

Japan to train Bhutanese art teachers

Japan's Hamada Municipal Corporation Agency will help Bhutan train three of its art teachers in Japan beginning next year under a three-year project. The post Japan to train Bhutanese art teachers appeared first on BBS.

Population, housing census report likely to be out by April 2018

About 140 university graduates recruited by the National Statistics Bureau are compiling the data of the country's second population and housing census. The NSB hopes to be able to launch the census report by April next year. The post Population, housing census report likely to be out by April 2018 ...

E4T project to accelerate trade

E4T or E-infrastructure for Trade and Services Development project is aimed at creating a reliable ICT ecosystem that will accelerate Bhutan's integration into regional and global trade.   The post E4T project to accelerate trade appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty The King launches Bhutan Foreign Service Programme at RIGSS

His Majesty The King graced the launch of the Bhutan Foreign Service Programme at the Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies in Phuentsholing yesterday. The post His Majesty The King launches Bhutan Foreign Service Programme at RIGSS appeared first on BBS.

Damchu-Chhukha bypass road achieves major breakthrough

Formation cutting along the nearly 3 kilometer rocky cliff on the Damchu-Chhukha bypass road is now complete. With this, the entire length of the bypass road is now connected.   The post Damchu-Chhukha bypass road achieves major breakthrough appeared first on BBS.

No swine flu outbreak risk, say health officials

Amid swine flu scare in neighbouring Nepal and India, the health ministry says travel to and from these two countries is not restricted as of now. The ministry also assured adequate surveillance and management system is in place. The post No swine flu outbreak risk, say health officials appeared ...

Calls for an increase in load ceiling for trucks working with Druk Satair

The local leaders in Pema Gatshel say the current load ceiling of 10 metric tons is hampering the business of truckers working for the Druk Satair Corporation Limited in Pema Gatshel. The post Calls for an increase in load ceiling for trucks working with Druk Satair appeared first on BBS.

Man receives life sentence for rape & murder

The 23-year-old man who raped and murdered a 19-year-old girl in Gomtu in March this year has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Samtse District Court. The post Man receives life sentence for rape & murder appeared first on BBS.

Sengdhen ARI outbreak under control

An Acute Respiratory Infection outbreak reported in Sengdhen Lower Secondary School is under control, Samtse health officials say. The post Sengdhen ARI outbreak under control appeared first on BBS.

Indian community celebrates their Independence Day

The Indian community in Bhutan observed India's 71st Independence Day at the Indian Embassy in Thimphu today. The post Indian community celebrates their Independence Day appeared first on BBS.

Windstorm affected Nanong farmers receive semso soelra

Ninety-two households of Tshatshi and Tokarey Chiwogs in Pema Gatshel received a cash semso soelra from His Majesty The King. The post Windstorm affected Nanong farmers receive semso soelra appeared first on BBS.

From housewives to fashion designers

Fashion designing is slowly gaining ground as a career field in Bhutan. It's not just caught the attention of the young, aspiring designers but also that of others including housewives in Thimphu. The post From housewives to fashion designers appeared first on BBS.

Autsho town to get fuel depot

Refilling car tanks and LPG cylinders is an expensive and time consuming affair for the residents of Autsho town in Lhuentse. In the absence of a fuel depot in the town, the motorists drive all the way to the fuel depots in Lhuentse or Monggar, which is 35 and 40 kilometres away. The post Autsho ...

Poor chilli yield disappoints Thrimshing farmers

The farmers of Phungyung and Lam Pangthang villages of Thrimshing Gewog in Trashigang are not happy with the poor chilli harvest this season. The post Poor chilli yield disappoints Thrimshing farmers appeared first on BBS.

Festival to promote, preserve mushrooms in the country

Bhutan earned over Nu 20m from the export of Matsutaki mushroom last year. Records maintained by the Agriculture and Forests Ministry show that over 4,900 kilograms of Matsutaki mushroom were exported, most of it to Japan. The post Festival to promote, preserve mushrooms in the country appeared ...

His Majesty grants Dhar to nine officials

His Majesty The King granted Dhar to nine officials at the Tashichhodzong today. They are drangpons, ambassador, dzongdag and armed force personnel. The post His Majesty grants Dhar to nine officials appeared first on BBS.

Lyonchhen addresses National Graduates Orientation programme

Addressing to over 2200 university graduates, Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay said there are opportunities aplenty if graduates have to look for jobs.  The post Lyonchhen addresses National Graduates Orientation programme appeared first on BBS.

Three new species of snails found

Three more new species of snails have been discovered by a group of researchers from Bhutan and the Netherlands.  The post Three new species of snails found appeared first on BBS.

Trashigang-Trashi Yangtse highway opens to traffic

The Trashigang-Trashi Yangtse highway opened to traffic after remaining closed for almost two days. The post Trashigang-Trashi Yangtse highway opens to traffic appeared first on BBS.

Graduates volunteer for social works in Thimphu

Graduates have formed a group to carry our various social service activities, as they wait for their civil service examination. The post Graduates volunteer for social works in Thimphu appeared first on BBS.

Fish farming for solid returns in Langchenphu Gewog

Some farmers of Langchenphu Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar have successfully  taken up fish farming.  The post Fish farming for solid returns in Langchenphu Gewog appeared first on BBS.

YCC & youth mark International Youth Day

As the International Youth Day was observed in the country yesterday, Youth Caring Community in Thimphu organised a session where youth from various educational backgrounds shared about their dreams and aspirations, and their icons. The post YCC & youth mark International Youth Day appeared first on ...