Rotary: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay announced that a GNH Certification for Business system will be introduced in the country soon on the opening day of a three-day conference on responsible entrepreneurship towards sustainable development that began in Thimphu yesterday, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office.Read More »
Agriculture: Cardamom farmers in the south were taken by surprise this year when revenue and customs officials began visiting them to levy taxes on their produce harvested last year and the year before.Read More »
Verdict: The High Court on February 9 sentenced a cop to life imprisonment for murdering his wife after a quarrel in 2016.Read More »
Commuters say that the signboards could attract poachers
Forest: Signboards along the Ura-Nangar bypass providing information on different places and species of birds and animals are inappropriate, say commuters.
Farmers are concerned about dwindling incomes from citrus farming
Agriculture: Despite farmers concerned of not earning enough from citrus farming, the Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd (FMCL) has started a giant citrus orchard in Dolopchen in Kana gewog, Dagana.
Health: Infection and related diseases could be controlled with a procedure as simple as hand washing. To make infection control more efficient the health ministry is training 27 health officials in Phuentsholing hospital.Read More »
Exhibition: Four Bhutanese contemporary visual artists are exhibiting their artworks in an exhibition titled Voice of the Thunder Dragon in the United States.Read More »
… but demand for local beers growing
Alcohol: During the ongoing consultative health workshop in Wangdue, Bumthang’s Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) chairperson questioned health officials on why the government is producing many alcohol products despite being aware of its impact on society.
Connectivity: The road at Kamji, which is 22.4km from Phuentsholing on the highway to Thimphu has been restored and is now open to traffic, including heavy vehicles.Read More »
ICT: With the launch of the Managing for Excellence (MaX) online system, civil servants can now submit their performance appraisals online.Read More »