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One Ngultrum Initiative gathers steam

The One Ngultrum Initiative, kick started a month ago, by a Royal Thimphu College graduate, is picking up with many joining the mission. The twin mission, according to the founder, Jigme Namgay, 23, is to educate people on the importance of One Ngultrum and help the kidney foundation. The post One ...

Deadline for postal ballot application approaching

The deadline for postal ballot application for the local government elections is September 3. The post Deadline for postal ballot application approaching appeared first on BBS.

Thimphu Thromde receives 11 garbage trucks

Thimphu Thormde received 11 garbage trucks. today. The Government of India funded the trucks costing Nu 2 M each. The post Thimphu Thromde receives 11 garbage trucks appeared first on BBS.

FC Tertons through to the next stage of AFC 2017 qualifiers

FC Tertons is through to the next stage of qualifying for the 2017 Asian Football Confederation Cup. In their last match of the play-off qualifiers yesterday, they defeated Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra of Bangladesh. The post FC Tertons through to the next stage of AFC 2017 qualifiers appeared first ...

Four sentenced for burglary

Thimphu District Court sentenced four men to non-compoundable imprisonment ranging from two and a half to eight years for a burglary case. The post Four sentenced for burglary appeared first on BBS.

Pledge to donate eyes yet to pick up

Not a single Bhutanese has received eye donation even though the hospital has recorded over 300 people in need of cornea transplantation. The post Pledge to donate eyes yet to pick up appeared first on BBS.

Trashigang harvests first batch of Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts were harvested for the first time in Trashigang. The recent harvest, initiated by Mountain Hazelnuts, is to test the quality and conduct research as venturing into overseas market is inching closer. The post Trashigang harvests first batch of Hazelnuts appeared first on BBS.

Election body upholds Kipse Constituency's Zomdu result

Samdrup Jongkhar's Election Dispute Settlement Body said the nomination result for Thrompon candidate of Kipse Constituency cannot be nullified. The post Election body upholds Kipse Constituency's Zomdu result appeared first on BBS.

Rules forbid civil servants from operating taxis, RCSC says

The Royal Civil Service Commission said civil servants are not allowed to drive taxis. The post Rules forbid civil servants from operating taxis, RCSC says appeared first on BBS.

10,000 Bhutanese suffer from ear infection every year

More than 10,000 Bhutanese suffer from ear drum infection known as Otitis Media, ever year. Otitis Media is among the most communicable diseases in the country. The post 10,000 Bhutanese suffer from ear infection every year appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan and Thailand hold first committee meeting

To initiate the implementation of Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement signed between two countries in November 2013, the first committee meeting between Bhutan and Thailand was held in the capital, today. The post Bhutan and Thailand hold first committee meeting appeared first on BBS.

ACC investigating alleged misappropriation of public money

The Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating the alleged misappropriation of public money from the Bhutan National Bank's Paro branch by one of its employee. The post ACC investigating alleged misappropriation of public money appeared first on BBS.

Opposition apologises for not being able to retain MP Kinga Tshering

The Opposition, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa says they would like to apologise to the voters for not being able to retain North Thimphu MP, Kinga Tshering. The post Opposition apologises for not being able to retain MP Kinga Tshering appeared first on BBS.

Efforts underway to develop Bhutanese Sign Language

A research team at the Wangsel Institute under Drugyel Central School is documenting and analyzing the existing Bhutanese sign language. There are 2,800 words being used as Bhutanese sign language. The post Efforts underway to develop Bhutanese Sign Language appeared first on BBS.

Increase of 26 percent in BCSE's preliminary examination

The pass percentage for this year's BCSE Preliminary Examination increased by 26 percent as compared to, last year. The post Increase of 26 percent in BCSE's preliminary examination appeared first on BBS.

Many facing difficult registering their children for census

Many people are facing difficulty registering their children for census owing to the lack of awareness. The civil registration rules require a child to be registered within a year after birth. The post Many facing difficult registering their children for census appeared first on BBS.

Drug to treat stomach ache most abused

A pharmaceutical drug, for treating severe stomach ache, is most abused controlled substance in the country. The drug, available in the form of capsule, is commonly known as SP' among the abusers. The post Drug to treat stomach ache most abused appeared first on BBS.

Not appropriate for the government to build old-age homes, PM says

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, said it is not appropriate for the government to build old-age homes. Building old-age homes was one of the pledges the government made during its campaign in 2013. The post Not appropriate for the government to build old-age homes, PM says appeared first on BBS.

Education ministry launches Sherig Endowment Fund

Ministry of Education officially launched Education Endowment Fund or Sherig Endowment Fund worth Nu 10 M, today. The post Education ministry launches Sherig Endowment Fund appeared first on BBS.

Samdrup Jongkhar's Thrompon candidate files petition

The Thrompon candidate of Samdrup Jongkhar, Sangay Tenzin, who failed to get nominated, submitted a petition to the Dzongkhag election dispute settlement committee, yesterday. The post Samdrup Jongkhar's Thrompon candidate files petition appeared first on BBS.

Man under custody for allegedly trafficking narcotics

A 27-year-old man from Dogar Gewog in Paro is under police custody for alleged trafficking of narcotics. The post Man under custody for allegedly trafficking narcotics appeared first on BBS.

Speaker accepts MP Kinga Tshering's resignation

The National Assembly Speaker accepted the member of Opposition Kinga Tshering's resignation. The post Speaker accepts MP Kinga Tshering's resignation appeared first on BBS.

Sharing benefits of energy cooperation favours India more, report says

A report, 'India-Bhutan Energy Cooperation Agreements', says Bhutan's local businesses and communities have benefitted only marginally from the Hydropower Projects. The post Sharing benefits of energy cooperation favours India more, report says appeared first on BBS.

Cordyceps collection increases by almost two-fold

Collection of Cordyceps increases by almost two-fold this year compared to last year. Over 458 kilograms of Cordyceps were collected as compared to 271 kilograms, last year. The post Cordyceps collection increases by almost two-fold appeared first on BBS.

Indian man arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold

An Indian man, in his fifties, is in police custody for attempting to smuggle gold. Customs officials from Paro International Airport apprehended the man Wednesday, last week. The post Indian man arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold appeared first on BBS.

Son allegedly stabs mother

A 26-year-old man is under Thimphu police custody for allegedly stabbing his mother, last night. The post Son allegedly stabs mother appeared first on BBS.

Two injured after lightning strikes a house in Tsirang

A 22-year-old woman is in the National Referral Hospital's Intensive Care Unit in Thimphu after lightning struck her house. The incident took place in Rangthangling Gewog under Tsirang, yesterday. The post Two injured after lightning strikes a house in Tsirang appeared first on BBS.

Boy dies in hit-and-run

A 16-year-old boy died yesterday at 11 PM in Trashigang Hospital after he was hit by a Bolero in Rongthoong in Kanglung. The post Boy dies in hit-and-run appeared first on BBS.

GoI releases cheque worth Nu 425 M

The Indian Embassy's First Secretary, Neetu M. Bhagotia handed over a cheque worth Nu 425 M, under Programme Grant, to Gross National Happiness Commission's Secretary, Thinley Namgyel, today. The post GoI releases cheque worth Nu 425 M appeared first on BBS.

Illegal structures in Thimphu to be demolished

Illegal structures constructed on government land within Thimphu Thromde will be demolished. The municipality is waiting for the land ownership certificates from the land commission. The National Land Commission is processing about 400 lagthram at the moment. The post Illegal structures in Thimphu ...

Stray dogs population reduced in Thimphu

The population of stray dogs in Thimphu Thormde has reduced to about 4000 now from 6000 in 2012. The post Stray dogs population reduced in Thimphu appeared first on BBS.

Kuenga Lhaden wins two titles in Miss Asia 2016 Pageant

Although Bhutan's Kuenga Lhaden did not win Miss Asia 2016 Beauty Pageant, she bagged two other titles - Miss Viewer's Choice and Miss Congeniality - for being the most popular contestant in the competition. The post Kuenga Lhaden wins two titles in Miss Asia 2016 Pageant appeared first on BBS.

Supreme Court passes verdict on Sonam Phuntsho versus Tandin Bidha case

The Supreme Court passed the verdict on Sonam Phuntsho versus Tandin Bidha case, yesterday. The verdict has asked Tandin Bidha to pay Nu 18 M to Sonam Phuntsho within three months. If she fails to pay the amount, the verdict says, Sonam Phuntsho will have the right to take possession of half of the ...

Supreme Court's writ to put on hold thromde elections a landmark ruling: Opposition

The Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa says they welcome the Supreme Court's writ issued to the Election Commission to defer Thromde elections in the remaining 16 dzongkhags. The post Supreme Court's writ to put on hold thromde elections a landmark ruling: Opposition appeared first on BBS.

His Holiness presides over Jinsey

His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over Jinsey, peaceful fire ceremony, at Dechencholing in Thimphu. More than a hundred monks joined His Holiness for the prayer ceremony. The post His Holiness presides over Jinsey appeared first on BBS.

RCSC did not recommend phasing out Gyadrung post

The Royal Civil Service Commission says its Organisational Development Exercise never recommended phasing out the post of Gyadrung or Gewog Clerk. The Commission said Gyadrungs are not under the purview of the civil service. The post RCSC did not recommend phasing out Gyadrung post appeared first on ...

People living in GLOF zone want alternative

Residents, living within the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood zone near Wangdichhoeling in Bumthang, say it is time the dzongkhag administration relocate the settlement to a safer ground. The post People living in GLOF zone want alternative appeared first on BBS.

Man, on the run for a year, arrested

After more than a year of search, Jomotshangkha police in Samdrup Jongkhar arrested the 47-year-old man. He had been on the run after he was charged in connection with illegal transaction of 180 kilograms of marijuana. The post Man, on the run for a year, arrested appeared first on BBS.

PM meets people affected by Monggar fire

The Prime Minister said a greater disaster was averted and fire contained successfully due to the supervision and guidance of His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab. The post PM meets people affected by Monggar fire appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty graces 15th NGOP

His Majesty The King graced the 15th National Graduate Orientation Programme and granted an audience to over 2,000 university graduates, yesterday. The post His Majesty graces 15th NGOP appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan-China endorses Joint Technical Field Survey report

The Bhutan-China Boundary Talks held in China's Capital Beijing endorsed the report on the Joint Technical Field Survey of the disputed areas in the Western Sector. The post Bhutan-China endorses Joint Technical Field Survey report appeared first on BBS.

Students allegedly involved in Changidaphu stabbing case released on bail

Of the six students, suspected involved in Changidaphu stabbing case, four have been released on bail. The post Students allegedly involved in Changidaphu stabbing case released on bail appeared first on BBS.

Three arrested for alleged rape

Thimphu police arrested three men for allegedly raping a 31-year-old woman near Centenary Farmer's Market in Thimphu, Saturday. The woman died Tuesday of suspected heart disease. The post Three arrested for alleged rape appeared first on BBS.

Man charged with attempted vandalism of ATM

Thimphu police say the 28-year-old man, who allegedly attempted to vandalise an Automated Teller Machine in Thimphu in May, is the same man who tried to traffic two women to Malaysia. The post Man charged with attempted vandalism of ATM appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty confers Tashi Khardar to newly appointed secretaries

His Majesty The King conferred Tashi Khadar to the newly appointed four secretaries and 20 colonels at Tashichhodzong in Thimphu, today. The post His Majesty confers Tashi Khardar to newly appointed secretaries appeared first on BBS.

Cylinder leakage set off fire in Monggar town

A tenant of one of the buildings, destroyed by yesterday's fire in Monggar, said LPG cylinder leakage in his house caused the fire. The post Cylinder leakage set off fire in Monggar town appeared first on BBS.

Let's Talk Green- Views on Urban Transport

Many people say that public transportation system in urban towns, especially in Thimphu and Phuentshogling are poor. As the city grows, people expect efficient and a reliable transport system in Thimphu. The post Let's Talk Green- Views on Urban Transport appeared first on BBS.

Indian community gathers at Indian Embassy to observe independence day

The Indian community in Bhutan came together at the Indian Embassy in Thimphu to observe India's 70th Independence Day. The post Indian community gathers at Indian Embassy to observe independence day appeared first on BBS.

Two sentenced in connection with vehicle insurance claim corruption

Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court sentenced two, a Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited's employee and a private individual in connection with vehicle insurance claim corruption case. The post Two sentenced in connection with vehicle insurance claim corruption appeared first on BBS.

Rapid development puts pressure on air quality

Bhutan State of the Environment Report 2016 says the recent rapid development is putting pressure on air quality in the major urban centres and at several industrial areas. The post Rapid development puts pressure on air quality appeared first on BBS.