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His Majesty grants audience to DG of India's Military Operations

His Majesty The King granted an audience to the Director General of Military Operations of India, Lt. General Ranbir Singh, yesterday. The post His Majesty grants audience to DG of India's Military Operations appeared first on BBS.

Monsoon batters Bhutan

Dorona Gewog in Dagana, one of the most remote gewog has remained cut off from the rest of the dzongkhag for over a week now. Following heavy monsoon, its gewog connectivity road has been blocked. The post Monsoon batters Bhutan appeared first on BBS.

Biggest disaster in Southern districts: DDM

His Majesty The King visited the Pasakha Industrial Estates and Dhuti River areas to inspect the damages caused by the monsoon and consequent landslides, yesterday. At the same time, hundreds of people continue to spend sleepless nights to mitigate the impact of Amochhu and Dhuti River flooding in ...

Households evacuated to safer grounds in Setikharey

The swelling Setikharey stream yesterday threatened 16 households of lower Pelrithang in Gelegphu. Eight households were affected and their belongings were evacuated to safer ground yesterday. The post Households evacuated to safer grounds in Setikharey appeared first on BBS.

Village cut off from the rest

A village surrounded by two major streams in Dekliling Gewog under Sarpang is totally cut off from the rest of the dzongkhag and lives under constant fear of flash flood. The post Village cut off from the rest appeared first on BBS.

Hundreds work to contain swelling rivers

Hundreds of people are working day and night to contain the swelling Amochhu and Dhuti Rivers in Phuentshogling. People have been working for five sleepless days so far. The post Hundreds work to contain swelling rivers appeared first on BBS.

Worst monsoon ever?

Bhutan may be experiencing one of its worst monsoon floods, with reports of damages pouring in from most parts of the country especially from the southern districts. The post Worst monsoon ever? appeared first on BBS.

PM leads mitigation team at Amochhu

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay personally led the mitigation team at Amochhu in Phuentshogling since last night. The post PM leads mitigation team at Amochhu appeared first on BBS.

14 households evacuated to safety in Gelegphu

The relief and rescue team evacuated 14 households to safer ground after the Setikharey stream in Gelegphu overflowed and changed its course, today. It started overflowing at around 5 AM. The post 14 households evacuated to safety in Gelegphu appeared first on BBS.

Another Bailey Bridge in Samtse collapses

Another Bailey Bridge adjoining Budhini Bridge in Samtse collapsed, today following a torrential downpour, last night. Budhini Bridge had collapsed Friday. The post Another Bailey Bridge in Samtse collapses appeared first on BBS.

Pictures of Monsoon flood

Pictures of Monsoon flood The post Pictures of Monsoon flood appeared first on BBS.

Bridge being constructed to connect Thimphu-Phuentshogling

Dantak officials are in the process of constructing a 30-meter bridge near Kamji, along Thimphu-Phuentshogling Highway, after a huge section of road was washed away, last night. The post Bridge being constructed to connect Thimphu-Phuentshogling appeared first on BBS.

Gelegphu faces water shortage as flood submerges treatment plant

Residents in Gelegphu are facing water shortage as Mao Khola completely submerges the water treatment plant and water tank located on its bank. The tank caters water to 80 percent of Gelephug's residents. The post Gelegphu faces water shortage as flood submerges treatment plant appeared first on ...

Import of chillies banned

Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority has temporarily banned import of chillies in the country. The post Import of chillies banned appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty meets affected families by Sarpang flood

His Majesty The King met with the shopkeepers whose shops were washed away by flood, and inspected the areas damaged, in Sarpang. His Majesty also met with the dzongkhag officials, and others involved in relief efforts. The post His Majesty meets affected families by Sarpang flood appeared first on ...

Settlement along Amochhu flooded

A settlement along the Amochhu, commonly known as Toorsa river bank in Phuentshogling, is likely to get washed away if it continues to rain. The entire area is already flooded after experiencing heavy rainfall for the past four days. The post Settlement along Amochhu flooded appeared first on BBS.

Opposition demands the government revise upper tax slab

Members of Opposition are demanding that the government introduce revision of upper tax slab in the upcoming session. The post Opposition demands the government revise upper tax slab appeared first on BBS.

Woman admitted after pack of dogs attack her

A woman, 31, sustained severe injuries after a pack of dogs attacked her, at Pamtsho in Thimphu, today. She was brought to the hospital at around 7 in the morning. The post Woman admitted after pack of dogs attack her appeared first on BBS.

Government failed to address unemployment: Opposition

Opposition said the government has failed to address the unemployment issue in the country. They said the situation has almost reached a crisis point. The post Government failed to address unemployment: Opposition appeared first on BBS.

Bridge in Samtse collapses

At 7 this morning, a bailey bridge in Samtse collapsed after one of its abutments gave way. No casualty has been reported. The post Bridge in Samtse collapses appeared first on BBS.

Rinpoche reacted because some travel agents were swindling people: Rinpoche's Attendant

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche's Attendant, Pawo Choyning Dorji said the only reason Rinpoche reacted was because a Chinese travel agency's brochure, which had Rinpoche's picture, was trying to swindle people. The post Rinpoche reacted because some travel agents were swindling people: Rinpoche's ...

Sarpang flood washes away portion of Tsirang-Sarpang Highway

: The major flood in Sarpang has washed away a portion of road, blocking the Tsirang-Sarpang Highway at around 11 AM, this morning. The post Sarpang flood washes away portion of Tsirang-Sarpang Highway appeared first on BBS.

His Holiness consecrate Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel's statue

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the main statue of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel at the Zhabdrung's Thousand Statues Project in Thimphu, today. The post His Holiness consecrate Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel's statue appeared first on BBS.

Rinpoche reacted because some travel agents were conning people: Rinpoche's Attendant

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche's Attendant, Pawo Choyning Dorji said the only reason Rinpoche reacted was because a Chinese travel agency's brochure, which had Rinpoche's picture, was trying to swindle people. The post Rinpoche reacted because some travel agents were conning people: Rinpoche's ...

New interest rate policy to replace the old one

A new interest rate policy, called the National Minimum Lending Rate, will soon replace the current base rate system of determining bank interest rates. The new policy is expected to generate more competition among financial institutions to offer interest rates in productive areas. The post New ...

Police personnel recovering after civilian manhandles him

A Non-Commissioner Officer from Royal Bhutan Police, who is in his mid forties, is recovering at the National Referral Hospital after he was allegedly manhandled, recently. The post Police personnel recovering after civilian manhandles him appeared first on BBS.

Sarpang town flooded

More than 40 shopkeepers of Sarpang had to move to higher ground after Sarpang River broke its banks and flooded the town. After two days of continuous downpour, the river started edging towards the town this morning, almost washing away a two-storied house, located five metres away from the town ...

Affordable homes to be constructed in Phuentshogling

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay graced the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of 72 buildings with 500 affordable units in Phuentshogling, yesterday. The post Affordable homes to be constructed in Phuentshogling appeared first on BBS.

JICA facing difficulties recruiting volunteers

Japan International Cooperation Agency is facing difficulties in recruiting Japanese volunteers even though it has highest number of volunteers in the country. The post JICA facing difficulties recruiting volunteers appeared first on BBS.

All incumbent gups of Trashi Yangtse contesting

All the incumbent gups from eight gewogs of Trashi Yangtse will re-contest in the second local government elections. The gups will be resigning next week to contest in the upcoming elections. The post All incumbent gups of Trashi Yangtse contesting appeared first on BBS.

Five admitted for mushroom poisoning

Two of the five brought to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral for mushroom poisoning have been discharged. The five were brought in at around 12 AM, yesterday. The post Five admitted for mushroom poisoning appeared first on BBS.

MoIC seeks clarification on civil servants operating taxis

Ministry of Information and Communications is seeking clarification from the Royal Civil Service Commission on whether civil servants should be allowed to operate taxis. The post MoIC seeks clarification on civil servants operating taxis appeared first on BBS.

Fuel price decreases

Petrol prices decreased by close to Nu 2 per litre, while diesel prices decreased by around 40 chetrum. The revision was made following decrease in fuel price in India. In Thimphu petrol will now cost Nu 56.4 a litre while diesel will cost Nu 52.7. The post Fuel price decreases appeared first on ...

Clinical counselling introduced to create responsive mental health care system

Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan introduced a Bachelor of Science programme in Clinical Counselling. The programme is intended to create a responsive mental health care system and to reduce suicide in the country. The post Clinical counselling introduced to create responsive ...

Bhutan receives excise duty refund of over Nu 2.9 B

Bhutan received excise duty refund of over Nu 2.9 B; an increase of almost a billion Ngultrum compared to 2014, from the Indian government. Excise Duty is a percentage tax levied on manufacture, sale, or use of locally produced goods. The post Bhutan receives excise duty refund of over Nu 2.9 B ...

Over 3,000 households extremely poor, finds a survey

Based on the socio-economic survey, the government has identified some 3,154 households in the country as the poorest. The post Over 3,000 households extremely poor, finds a survey appeared first on BBS.

Few villagers of Samdrup Jongkhar still into marijuana smuggling

A few villagers of Lauri and Serthig Gewogs under Samdrup Jongkhar still practice age-old illegal trade of marijuana smuggling. The post Few villagers of Samdrup Jongkhar still into marijuana smuggling appeared first on BBS.

Thimphu police save two from drowning

Thimphu police saved two people from drowning within a span of two days. The post Thimphu police save two from drowning appeared first on BBS.

Man dies after a friend hacks him

A man in his late forties died after his friend allegedly hacked the victim's left leg. The incident took place in Pangkabla under Kangpara Gewog in Trashigang, Saturday. The suspect and victim were herding cattle when a brawl broke out between the two over grazing area. The post Man dies after a ...

Two more bodies retrieved

: Two more bodies of those who went missing after a bailey suspension bridge in Samtse collapsed were found yesterday. The post Two more bodies retrieved appeared first on BBS.