His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the director general of the Border Roads Organisation of India, Lt General Suresh Sharma, AVSM.Read More »
Monthly Archives: May 2016
Legislation: The joint sitting of Parliament yesterday passed the Companies Bill 2015 after deliberations on 12 disputed sections.Read More »
More than 200 acres have been reclaimed by the agriculture ministry so far
Agriculture: The agriculture ministry planted paddy in three acres of fallow land below Dechenphug monastery on May 28. This was part of the national programme to develop fallow land for crop cultivation.
Employment: The economically inactive population of the country stands at 206,007, which is 36.9 percent of the country’s total working age population (15 years and above) according to the Labour Force Survey 2015.Read More »
Economy: The price of goods and services last month increased by 0.15 percent compared with the previous month, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).Read More »
Bhutan is losing about 3.34 tonnes of topsoil per hectare every year. Where sustainable land management techniques and practices are not implemented, soil loss increases eightfold to 24.61 tonnes a hectare.Read More »
The doctor has dismissed the allegations
Medical: A team of four officials in Pemagatshel are investigating an allegation against a doctor of the Nganglam Basic Health Unit (BHU) for negligence that led to the death of a farmer following a snake bike.
15 have recovered so far
Medical: Fifteen of the 33 people from Serthi gewog in Samdrupjongkhar who grew sick after consuming beef suspected to be infected by anthrax have recovered and are now in stable condition.
History: While a motorable bridge now connects Panbang town in Zhemgang, a pedestrian-only suspension bridge located beside it will continue to remain.Read More »
Nima Dorji bagged the first position at the 2016 Himalayan Marathon on May 29 in Paro. He participated in the 42km full marathon organised by Blue Poppy Tours and Treks in collaboration with 2:09 Events, a UK based company.Read More »