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OAG yet to file new charges even after two years

Even after almost two years, the Office of the Attorney General is yet to file new charges against 12 Bhutanese. They are accused of deflection of Indian currency, forgery, and bribery. The post OAG yet to file new charges even after two years appeared first on BBS.

RIM suspends diploma courses

Class XII graduates are losing one of their in-country study opportunities as the Royal Institute of Management in Thimphu suspends admission for Diploma courses, beginning this year. The post RIM suspends diploma courses appeared first on BBS.

Government failing to fulfill priorities: Opposition

The government is failing to fulfill the needs and priorities of the people, according to the Opposition. The post Government failing to fulfill priorities: Opposition appeared first on BBS.

Nganglam approves first draft structural plan

Except for a few reservations regarding land issues, residents of Nganglam in Pema Gatshel approved the town's first draft structural presentation. The consultative meeting, chaired by the Works and Human Settlement minister Dorji Choden, was held yesterday. The post Nganglam approves first draft ...

BFA to revoke best screen award given to Drukdra Lingpai Tashi

Bhutan Film Association has decided to revoke the award for the best screen play of the Bhutanese movie "Drukdra Lingpai Tashi". Screenplay writer Gyem Dorji, who bagged the best screenplay, will have to surrender the award to the Bhutan Film Association, according to a letter issued by the ...

Opposition questions methodology used to measure MTR achievements

During a press conference yesterday, the Opposition Party questioned the methodology used to measure achievements for midterm review. The post Opposition questions methodology used to measure MTR achievements appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty visits Drugyel Dzong reconstruction site

His Majesty The King visited the Drugyel Dzong reconstruction site in Paro, yesterday. His Majesty explored the ruins of the Dzong, and interacted with officials carrying out the preliminary works for the Dzong restoration. The post His Majesty visits Drugyel Dzong reconstruction site appeared first ...

Driglam Division drafting a book to reinforce use of Adha Rachu

Driglam Division, under home ministry, is drafting a book to reinforce the ministry's circulation on the mandatory use of Adha Rachu. The post Driglam Division drafting a book to reinforce use of Adha Rachu appeared first on BBS.

National Earthquake Plan being formulated

The Department of Disaster Management is preparing a National Earthquake Plan. The post National Earthquake Plan being formulated appeared first on BBS.

National Earthquake Plan being formulated

The National Disaster Management Authority is preparing a National Earthquake Plan. The post National Earthquake Plan being formulated appeared first on BBS.

Serving LG leaders not entitled for PF

Local Government members, who complete their tenure of five years this June, will not get provident fund as retirement benefits. No deduction was made from their monthly salary for the provident fund. The post Serving LG leaders not entitled for PF appeared first on BBS.

Family members accuse police of a man's death

The family members of a man, 35, who died when still under detention, have accused the police personnel for the death. The incident happened in Samtse on April 20 when the police had summoned the detainee, from Dophuchen Gewog, for questioning. The post Family members accuse police of a man's death ...

National girls' football team defeats Kyrgyzstan

The under-14 national girls' football team defeated Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in their opening match during the AFC under-14 regional girls tournament, yesterday. The post National girls' football team defeats Kyrgyzstan appeared first on BBS.

PCAL labourers on strike

About 70 Indian labourers, working for Penden Cement Authority Limited in Gomtu under Samtse, are on strike since Friday. They called the strike after PCAL's management allegedly failed to sort-out discrepancy in their minimum wage rate. The post PCAL labourers on strike appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan could eliminate Malaria by 2018

Bhutan's plan to eliminate Malaria by 2018 looks promising. The country recorded just 34 malaria cases, last year. In 1994, around 40,000 Malaria cases were detected in the country. The post Bhutan could eliminate Malaria by 2018 appeared first on BBS.

Over 300 truckers fined for overloading in Zhemgang

Over 300 truckers were fined for overloading in Zhemgang, this year. Almost all the trucks are transporting cement bags from Nganglam to Mangdechhu Hydropower Project in Trongsa. The post Over 300 truckers fined for overloading in Zhemgang appeared first on BBS.

Man apprehended for allegedly distributing pornographic material

A 39-year-old man is under Lhuentse police custody for allegedly distributing a pornographic material on WeChat, Saturday. The freelance tour guide is accused to have uploaded the clip on a Tourism Council Forum from Takila in Lhuentse. The post Man apprehended for allegedly distributing ...

Bhutan hosts SAARC Artist Camp

For the first time, Bhutan is hosting SAARC Artist Camp for painting in Thimphu, this year. Thirty seven artists from SAARC countries, including Bhutanese, are taking part in the four-day long camp which began today. The post Bhutan hosts SAARC Artist Camp appeared first on BBS.

East-West Highway widening nearing completion: Lyonpo Dorji Choden

Works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden said almost 70 percent of the widening work of East-West Highway is complete. The post East-West Highway widening nearing completion: Lyonpo Dorji Choden appeared first on BBS.

Damaged Drukair aircraft to be repaired in Singapore

Drukair's aircraft, which was damaged by hailstones over a week ago in Guwahati, India will be taken to Singapore for repair next month. Durkair's Chief Executive Officer, Tandi Wangchuk said the plane will be back in the country by June. The post Damaged Drukair aircraft to be repaired in Singapore ...

Teacher hits VP with a knife

A teacher of Udzorong Central School allegedly hit the Vice Principal on his head with a knife, on Friday. The incident happened during school hours at 3:40 PM. The victim who has suffered serious injury on the head has been referred to Monggar Hospital. The post Teacher hits VP with a knife ...

Police to receive salary revision starting this month

Police will receive pay raise from this month. Earlier, the Prime Minister had announced the pay would be revised from July, this year. The post Police to receive salary revision starting this month appeared first on BBS.

Bangkok death case still under investigation, government says

The Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said the Royal Bhutan Police is still investigating the death of a Bhutanese man in Bangkok. The post Bangkok death case still under investigation, government says appeared first on BBS.

PM's charitable account accumulates Nu 1 M

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay accumulated nearly Nu 1 M from his salary for charitable cause as his promise to donate Nu 50,000 from his monthly salary. The post PM's charitable account accumulates Nu 1 M appeared first on BBS.

HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck inaugurates Green Exhibition

His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck inaugurated the first Green Exhibition at Changlimithang parking lot in Thimphu, yesterday. The post HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck inaugurates Green Exhibition appeared first on BBS.

Lightening strikes a man to death

A man, 53, died after lightening struck him in Pemathang Gewog under Samdrup Jongkhar at 1 in the afternoon, yesterday. The post Lightening strikes a man to death appeared first on BBS.

BICMA's rule illogical, say bookstore owners

Bookstore owners in the country say registering every book title with Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority is illogical. BICMA Act mandates all the stakeholders to register internationally published books. The post BICMA's rule illogical, say bookstore owners appeared first on BBS.

BICMA's rule illogical, says bookstore owners

Bookstore owners in the country say registering every book title with Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority is illogical. BICMA Act mandates all the stakeholders to register internationally published books. The post BICMA's rule illogical, says bookstore owners appeared first on BBS.

Woman found dead

A 27-year-old woman was found dead at Jungshina in Thimphu, this morning. The deceased, who is from Chhukha, was discharged from Thimphu Hospital yesterday after delivering a child on Monday. The post Woman found dead appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty graces consecration ceremony of Wangdue Dzong's Kuenrey

His Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen and His Royal Highness the Gyalsey graced the consecration ceremony of the new Kuenrey of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, yesterday. The post His Majesty graces consecration ceremony of Wangdue Dzong's Kuenrey appeared first on BBS.

Former Head of Chancery of Bhutanese Embassy in Bangkok denies allegations

During the second rebuttal statement submitted to Thimphu District court, the Former Head of Chancery of Bhutanese Embassy in Bangkok denied the allegations of misusing government fund. The post Former Head of Chancery of Bhutanese Embassy in Bangkok denies allegations appeared first on BBS.

Private sector needs more support: BCCI's new president

The new President of the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry , Phub Zam wants the government to provide more support to the private sector. The post Private sector needs more support: BCCI's new president appeared first on BBS.

Website for cyber security launched

To enhance cyber security in the country, Department of Information Technology and Telecom launched a website called Bhutan Computer Incident Response Team . Five employees of the department will respond to cyber incidences in the country. The post Website for cyber security launched appeared first ...

Autism- Not a Disability but a different Ability

Anchor Dawa sits face to face with news-makers, movers and the shakers. The guest includes presidents and prime ministers to business executives and community leaders. Every Wednesday @ 9.30 pm The post Autism- Not a Disability but a different Ability appeared first on BBS.

Girl dies of mushroom poisoning

A 12-year-old girl died of mushroom poisoning in Samdrup Jongkhar, this morning. She was brought to the hospital Monday, along with her mother. Both of them had headache and were vomiting. The post Girl dies of mushroom poisoning appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty plants trees in Punakha

His Majesty The King, along with the Zhung Dratshang led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, planted 400 trees around the Thangzona in Punakha, yesterday. The post His Majesty plants trees in Punakha appeared first on BBS.

Police personnel detained for allegedly involved in drug delivery

Thimphu police is said to have detained two police personnel for delivering 38 pieces of contraband tablets to an inmate, sources say. The post Police personnel detained for allegedly involved in drug delivery appeared first on BBS.

Two detained for allegedly possessing a kilogram of hashish

Royal Bhutan Police have detained suspects for allegedly possessing a kilogram of hashish. The suspects, a Bhutanese, 44, and Indian, 29, were arrested Thursday at Namseling in Thimphu The post Two detained for allegedly possessing a kilogram of hashish appeared first on BBS.

Two apprehended for allegedly possessing 3,000 pharmaceutical drugs

Two men are under Gaeddu Police Custody for allegedly possessing more than 3,000 pieces of pharmaceutical drugs. The post Two apprehended for allegedly possessing 3,000 pharmaceutical drugs appeared first on BBS.

Is our law criminalising youth?

Many youth say the amended Narcotic Drugs, Psychotic Substance and Substance Abuse Act, instead of helping, is criminalising them. The post Is our law criminalising youth? appeared first on BBS.

More than just bark

Stray dogs are not just nuisance to the tourists and are bothering locals but causing a significant dent in the government's coffer. The JDWNR Hospital has treated more than 700 people, amounting to Nu 500,000, for dog bites from Thimphu, this year alone. The post More than just bark appeared first ...

Man dies in accident

A 38-year-old LNT constructions' employee of died after the truck he was travelling in went off the road in Wangdue Phodrang at 5 AM, today. The deceased, from Uttarakhand in India was a dam supervisor. The post Man dies in accident appeared first on BBS.

Man dies while on the way to fix water problem

A 26-year-old man died on the spot while on his way to fix water problem at Brongphu in Monggar, last Wednesday. He had fallen down a cliff, about 300 metres and into a motor road. The post Man dies while on the way to fix water problem appeared first on BBS.

HRH The Gyalsey named Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck

Thousands gathered at the courtyard of Punakha Dzong welcomed the news with thunderous applause as His Majesty The King announced His Royal Highness The Gyalsey will be called Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. The post HRH The Gyalsey named Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck appeared first on BBS.

Three granted the Red Scarf

On the occasion of Zhabdrung Kuchoe coinciding with the Naming Ceremony of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, His Majesty The King granted the Red Scarf to three individuals in recognition for their services to the country and people. The post Three granted the Red Scarf appeared first on BBS.

UK announces new Visa Application Centre in Bhutan

Bhutanese will be able to process British Visas in the country from mid May onward. At the moment, Bhutanese have to travel to Indian cities like New Delhi and Kolkata to apply for Visas. The post UK announces new Visa Application Centre in Bhutan appeared first on BBS.

Duke and Duchess depart from Bhutan

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left the country today. Prince William and Kate boarded their chartered flight to India earlier this morning. The Royal Couple were on a two-day visit to Bhutan on the invitation of His Majesty The King. The post Duke and Duchess depart from Bhutan appeared first on ...