Thursday , January 19 2017
  • REDCL likely to increase rural lending

    Fund: The Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Ltd (REDCL) is likely to increase its rural lending limit to Nu 500,000 from Nu 100,000. REDCL announced this on January 16 during the ongoing ninth Local Government Chairpersons’ Conference (LGCC) in Phuentsholing.

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Dzongkhalum block to be cleared in a week

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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.

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Speaker attends 135th session of IPU in Geneva

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.

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Japan to provide 353 power tillers by 2017

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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.

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2,100 yaks fall to Gid in 3 years

However a national Gid disease prevention and control plan was launched at the recent Royal Highland Festival  Disease: Ask any highlander and they will tell you that Guyoom kills.

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Specific laws needed for discarded vehicles

Waste: Automobile workshop owners in Thimphu are urging relevant agencies like the Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA), National Environment Commission and Parliament to frame specific laws regarding discarded off road vehicles.

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Check with Met Dept. before harvesting paddy

Meteorologists are closely monitoring the depression in the Bay of Bengal

Weather: The Department of Hydro Met Services is asking farmers to call their hotline before harvesting paddy from October 27, as a depression is being formed in the Bay of Bengal, which might intensify into a deep depression and form a severe cyclonic storm.

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First Wangdue dzongkhag tshogdu held

LG: The first dzongkhag tshogdu of the newly elected local government in Wangdue elected thromde tshogde ngotshab Tenzin Wangchuk as the dzongkhag tshogdu thrizeen and Gaseytshogwom gup Kingzang Thinley as thrizeen-wom, yesterday.

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UN Day observed

The event was held at the Kuenray of Tashichhodzong

Event: Bhutan observed the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations yesterday with the lighting of 1,000 butter lamps in the Kuenray, Tashichhodzong, according to a foreign affairs ministry press release.

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