Legal: Freelance journalist Namgay Zam, in her third rebuttal yesterday, submitted that if the plaintiff fails to prove the actual damage, the defamation suit be declared cantankerous litigation and the plaintiff, Sonam Phuntsho be held accountable and be made to pay appropriate damages to the defendants.Read More »
Banking: The Bank of Bhutan (BoB) will be offering full-banking services on Sundays through a branch located in Changbangdu, Thimphu, according to a press release from the bank.Read More »
Local Govt. leaders say budget insufficient to construct retaining walls
Infrastructure: The Khar gup, Ngajay Dorji and Chongshing mangmi, Namkha Dorji, in Pemagatshel requested additional budget from the dzongkhag to construct protection walls and drains along the Tsebar Ngangray to Khawar Gonpa farm road in Khar gewog, during the dzongkhag tshogdu held on October 25.
Lack of an early-detection test facility is causing the referrals
Dengue: Patients visiting the Phuentsholing general hospital to check if they have been infected by dengue are not happy that they are being asked to go to private clinics instead for the test.Read More »
Award: Her Majesty the Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, the president and founder of Tarayana Foundation, was honoured with the Pope Francis Charity and Leadership Award by Caritas in Veritate International at a ceremony in New York City on October 22.Read More »
Connnectivity: The Dzongkhalum roadblock is expected to be cleared in a week’s time following after the road was again closed to traffic since October 12 when the filled-in gorge was washed away by a stream.Read More »
Auditing: Royal Audit Authority (RAA) yesterday organised a stakeholders meeting in Thimphu as part of its strategy to adopt and implement International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI).Read More »
Parliament: A 10-member parliamentary delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Jigme Zangpo is participating in the 135th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly in Geneva from October 24-27, according to a foreign affairs press release.Read More »
LG: Pemagatshel held its first dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) yesterday.
The tshogdu elected its chairperson and vice chairperson.Read More »
Cooperation: Representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Gross National Happiness Commission yesterday signed the final agreement completing the process for grant aid of USD 2.4 million to procure 353 power tillers from Japan.Read More »