The agreement is expected to face resistance from the opposition party BBIN: The government’s fight for ratification of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement will hit a major roadblock in the upcoming Parliament session.Read More »
Along with allocation of some percentage of the vehicle registration fees Thromde: Having proposed a revision of the existing urban land taxes to achieve financial sustainability, the Thimphu thromde is now working out the amount that would be submitted to the government.Read More »
The pledge advocates gender equality Gender: More than a thousand Bhutanese have now joined the HeForShe movement for gender equality, the latest being National Assembly Speaker, Jigme Zangpo, according to a UNDP press release.Read More »
Interview: Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) new Chief Representative, Koji Yamada, a Sustainable Development Goals specialist. Kuensel’s Tshering Palden asks him about his priorities, programmes, and views about his new posting.Read More »
Cattle: Two years ago, villagers of Dezama in Choekhorling gewog purchased Jersey cattle with the hope to form a milk cooperative and earn an income.Read More »
Agriculture: A number of vegetable groups in Phongmey are left struggling due to small market. Despite bountiful harvest every year, members are unable to market their products.Read More »
Health workers are being trained on how to custom build wheel chairs based on individual needs
Service: In an effort to provide better services to persons with disabilities in the country, health professionals are receiving training on wheelchair service training in Thimphu.
Media: The media fraternity in the country observed World Press Freedom Day yesterday in Thimphu.Read More »
Promising the couple an employment opportunity in California, USA
Update: Thimphu police detained a 30-year-old man for larceny by deception and forgery after he allegedly promised a married couple an employment opportunity in California, USA.
Roads: Works to stabilise the Reutala slide, which is infamous for perennial roadblocks began recently. Works and human settlement (MoWHS) minister Dorji Choden visited the area in September last year, following which the Department of Roads (DoR) and Department of Geology and Mines conducted a study following directions from the ministry. The report was submitted recently with recommendations on short-term measures to contain the slides.Read More »