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His Majesty grants Dhar to appoint ambassadors and Dzongdags

His Majesty The King granted Dhar to appoint Bhutan's Ambassadors to Bangladesh and Thailand, as well as the Dzongdags for Dagana, Trashigang, Samdrup Jongkhar, and Lhuentse. The post His Majesty grants Dhar to appoint ambassadors and Dzongdags appeared first on BBS.

PM attends swearing-in ceremony of West Bengal's Chief Minister

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay attended the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Minister of West Bengal state in India, Mamata Banerjee, yesterday. The ceremony was held in the state's capital, Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee took her oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal at Red Road, a historically ...

State Reserve forests severely polluted

Over 626 acres of state reserve forests in Wangdue Phodrang and Punakha are severely polluted with solid wastes, reveals a survey Wangdue Forest Division had carried out. The post State Reserve forests severely polluted appeared first on BBS.

Terminated judges should be allowed to practice, say some MPs

Some parliamentarians say judges, terminated from their service, should be allowed to appear as lawyers before courts. The post Terminated judges should be allowed to practice, say some MPs appeared first on BBS.

Man critical after being hit in the head with stone

A 25-year-old man is in a critical condition, after a 23-year-old man allegedly hit him on the head with a stone. The incident, which took place in Gelegphu early Friday appears to be the result of a love-triangle, sources say. The post Man critical after being hit in the head with stone appeared ...

Two die in two separate accidents

A 47-year-old taxi driver died after his car went off the road in the capital, yesterday. The taxi fell more than 68 feet below the road at Taba. The post Two die in two separate accidents appeared first on BBS.

World Bank proposes radical change in Bhutanese financial sector

The World Bank is proposing around 200 recommendations to bring about radical changes in the country's financial sector. Among others, it recommends allowing banks to compete for government deposits. The post World Bank proposes radical change in Bhutanese financial sector appeared first on BBS.

NC to deliberate delay of acts' implementation

The National Council will be deliberating on the issue of delay in the implementation of acts, among others, in the summer session of the Parliament. The post NC to deliberate delay of acts' implementation appeared first on BBS.

Man arrested for alleged drug trafficking

Thimphu Police arrested a 26-year-old man from Olakha, in Thimphu for alleged drug trafficking, yesterday. A huge amount of contraband drugs were seized from the suspect's residence, according to the police. The post Man arrested for alleged drug trafficking appeared first on BBS.

Multi-sports hall, worth US$ 600,000 to be constructed in Thimphu

By 2018, sports enthusiasts will have better facilities to play various games and sports. The construction of a multi-sports hall at Jungsina in Thimphu will begin tomorrow. The ground breaking ceremony was held today. The post Multi-sports hall, worth US$ 600,000 to be constructed in Thimphu ...

Couple goes missing

A couple from Khotokha village in Bjena Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang has been missing since May 11. The post Couple goes missing appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty graces the parliament's opening

His Majesty the King graced the opening of the seventh session of the second parliament, today. The post His Majesty graces the parliament's opening appeared first on BBS.

Thailand's Princess completes her visit to Bhutan

Thailand's Princess, Her Royal Highness, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn left the country, today. The Princess was on a four-day visit to Bhutan. The post Thailand's Princess completes her visit to Bhutan appeared first on BBS.

Youth unemployment rate increases

The youth unemployment rate has increased to 10.7 percent from 9.4 percent in 2014, the latest National Labour Force Survey Report, says. The labour ministry conducted the survey five months ago. The post Youth unemployment rate increases appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan Helicopter Services undertakes lifting operation

The Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited is undertaking its first ever operation of lifting works for Bhutan Power Corporation contractors. The post Bhutan Helicopter Services undertakes lifting operation appeared first on BBS.

Favouritism tops corruption list in civil service

A research report, launched in Thimphu today, says favouritism in human resource management is the most prevalent form of corruption in civil service. The post Favouritism tops corruption list in civil service appeared first on BBS.

Credit to trade and commerce sector increases

Credit to the trade and commerce sector increased by over Nu 4 B. The post Credit to trade and commerce sector increases appeared first on BBS.

350 athletes from across Asia to take part in Asian Bodybuilding Championship

Over 350 athletes from across Asia are expected to take part in the 50th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship to be held in Bhutan. The post 350 athletes from across Asia to take part in Asian Bodybuilding Championship appeared first on BBS.

Man detained for allegedly raping daughter-in-law

Zhemgang Police have arrested a 73-year-old man for alleged rape of his daughter-in-law. The daughter-in-law, a mother of six, had reported the case to the police, last week. The post Man detained for allegedly raping daughter-in-law appeared first on BBS.

Rain helps contain fire

The rainfall this morning helped contain a forest fire, which had been burning for the last three days in Ruechhedkha Village under Ruebisa Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang. The post Rain helps contain fire appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty grants audience to Thailand's Princess

His Majesty the King granted an audience to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand at Tashichhodzong, yesterday. Her Royal Highness arrived in the country yesterday on a four day visit. The post His Majesty grants audience to Thailand's Princess appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan gains approval to fly to Myanmar

Flights to Myanmar from Bhutan, suspended more than a decade ago, will start again. The revised Air Service Agreement between Myanmar and Bhutan was signed in Thimphu, yesterday. The post Bhutan gains approval to fly to Myanmar appeared first on BBS.

Local leaders wishing to re-contest soon to know resignation date

The final date for resignation of incumbent local leaders, wishing to re-contest, in the upcoming Local Government elections will be announced on June 7. This comes after some local leaders, wishing to re-contest, had expressed confusion over their date of resignation. The post Local leaders wishing ...

Man sentenced to five years for possessing controlled substances

Thimphu District Court sentenced a 29-year-old man to five years imprisonment today for possessing controlled substances. The sentence is non-compoundable. The post Man sentenced to five years for possessing controlled substances appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan eliminates Leprosy as per WHO's definition

Going by the definition of the World Health Organization , Bhutan has eliminated Leprosy. WHO declares a disease eliminated, if the prevalence rate is less than one per 10,000. The post Bhutan eliminates Leprosy as per WHO's definition appeared first on BBS.

Two apprehended for allegedly possessing controlled substance

Thimphu police apprehended two men for allegedly possessing about 90 capsules of controlled substance, yesterday. The post Two apprehended for allegedly possessing controlled substance appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty grants citizenship Kidu to 163 people

His Majesty The King granted citizenship Kidu to 163 people at the Tashichhodzong, yesterday. The recipients declared an Oath of Allegiance to the Tsa Wa Sum as Bhutanese citizens. The post His Majesty grants citizenship Kidu to 163 people appeared first on BBS.

Thai Princess arrives in Bhutan

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand arrived in the country, today. The post Thai Princess arrives in Bhutan appeared first on BBS.

HRH Gyaltshab inaugurates newly built buildings of Kunzangling Central School

His Royal Highness, Gyaltshab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck graced the inauguration of the newly built buildings of Kunzangling Central School in Tongmajangsa Gewog in Trashi Yangtse. The post HRH Gyaltshab inaugurates newly built buildings of Kunzangling Central School appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan officially declared Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus free

World Health Organization validated that Bhutan, along with 10 other South-East Asian countries, officially eliminated Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. The post Bhutan officially declared Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus free appeared first on BBS.

Landowners throng thomde office for construction approval

Increasing number of landowners, whose land fall in the buffer zone, is coming to Gelegphu thromde office for construction approval. About 200 people own land in the area. The post Landowners throng thomde office for construction approval appeared first on BBS.

Mother of five allegedly gang raped

Three men are under Zhawakha police custody for allegedly raping a 45-year-old woman in Wangdue Phodrang. Police apprehended the trio; two of them 19 and the third one 17-year-old, on Tuesday. The post Mother of five allegedly gang raped appeared first on BBS.

GNHC and JICA sign project worth US$ 2.5 M

The Gross National Happiness Commission and Japan International Cooperation Agency signed a project worth US$ 2.5 M, today. The post GNHC and JICA sign project worth US$ 2.5 M appeared first on BBS.

Visa Application Centre for UK and Australia opens

Bhutanese people will now be able to apply for the United Kingdom and Australian visas in Bhutan without having to travel to India. The post Visa Application Centre for UK and Australia opens appeared first on BBS.

Man tries to break into BoB's ATM

An unidentified man tried to break into Bank of Bhutan's ATM, located behind MKTS building in Thimphu, late into the night, yesterday. The post Man tries to break into BoB's ATM appeared first on BBS.

Home ministry yet to respond on Paro Taktshang's closure every Tuesday

Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu is yet to hear from home ministry on the closure of Taktshang Monastery, every Tuesday. The issue was brought up once again during a meeting, yesterday. The post Home ministry yet to respond on Paro Taktshang's closure every Tuesday appeared first on BBS.

Shooting for Bhutan in Rio 2016 Olympics

The country's best air rifle shooter, Lenchu Kuenzang, 24, will represent Bhutan in Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil. She was chosen through a wild card entry, an opportunity given to member countries of the International Olympic Committee. The post Shooting for Bhutan in Rio 2016 Olympics appeared first ...

Road built using recycled plastic successful, declares DoR

After eight months of trial, the Department of Roads is confident of using plastic waste to blacktop roads in the country. The post Road built using recycled plastic successful, declares DoR appeared first on BBS.

Reservoir to the rescue

A reservoir, with a storage capacity of 2,50,000 litres of water, has raised hopes of farmers in Rubesa Gewog under Wangdue Phodrang to revive their mainstay; paddy cultivation. The post Reservoir to the rescue appeared first on BBS.

Man arrested for duping

A 34-year-old man is in Gasa police custody for allegedly duping a person into buying a vehicle that did not belong to him. The post Man arrested for duping appeared first on BBS.

Locals in Paro pick up mushroom farming

Mushrooms, to some extent, are a dangerous delicacy. People have died for a good mushroom meal; some after consuming poisonous wild mushrooms and some from wild animals attack while mushroom-hunting. The post Locals in Paro pick up mushroom farming appeared first on BBS.

Ambassadors present credentials to His Majesty

The Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Australia to Bhutan, Harinder Kaur Sidhu, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Bhutan, Panpimon Suwannapongse presented their credentials to His Majesty The King. The post Ambassadors present credentials to His Majesty appeared first on BBS.

Cabinet not informed of Ada Rachu circular

Home Minister, Dawa Gyaltshen said the ministry did not feel the need to inform the Cabinet, before sending out the circular on Ada Rachu, since it is not a new policy. The Cabinet said they were not informed of home ministry's circular. The post Cabinet not informed of Ada Rachu circular appeared ...

Thimphu District Court to have specialised benches

Thimphu District Court will have specialised benches within the next three months. It will have a Family and Children Bench, two Criminal Benches, and two Commercial Benches. The post Thimphu District Court to have specialised benches appeared first on BBS.

US working to improve visa application process for Bhutanese

The US Ambassador to India, Richard Rahul Verma, who was in Bhutan yesterday, said they are working to improve visa application process for the Bhutanese applying to visit the United States of America. The post US working to improve visa application process for Bhutanese appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan's borrowings increase by Nu 15 B

Despite the government's serious effort to reduce government debt, the economy's total borrowings increased by over Nu 15 B between 2014 and 2015. The post Bhutan's borrowings increase by Nu 15 B appeared first on BBS.

Thimphu District Court to have specialised benches

Thimphu District Court will have specialised benches within the next three months. It will have a Family and Children Bench, two Criminal Benches, and two Commercial Benches. Family and Children Bench will handle cases related to children, matrimony, and property disputes. It will also handle civil ...

Indian police help recover 50 percent of ransom

Sidli Police Station in Assam, India, was able to recover 50 percent of Nu 2 M, family members of two Bhutanese kidnapped had paid as ransom. The police had arrested the kidnappers shortly after the incident in February, this year. The post Indian police help recover 50 percent of ransom appeared ...

Case involving alleged theft of elephant tusks in court

The case involving six men, who allegedly stole two elephant tusks, from a house in Lungtenphu, in March, is in Thimphu District Court. The post Case involving alleged theft of elephant tusks in court appeared first on BBS.

Police on the lookout for suspected burglars

Thimphu police is on the lookout for suspects of a burglary case that allegedly took place in Babesa, Thimphu on Monday. The post Police on the lookout for suspected burglars appeared first on BBS.