Construction of National Emergency Operation Centre and 10 helipads on the cards
Preparedness: Should disasters like the recent flash floods or even bigger ones strike the country in the near future, Bhutan would be better prepared.Read More »
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 »
One of the suspects arrested by New Delhi police is now under Bhutanese police custody
Update: The body of the 46-year-old Bhutanese whose body was recovered from a canal in Bangkok’s Klong Ong Ang district on April 3 is yet to be flown back to Bhutan.
Governance: Parliament plays its role in giving impetus towards domestication, implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for which parliamentarians need to be familiar with the Goals.Read More »
The centre will then be known as Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd.
Agriculture: The Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) in Paro will function as a state-owned enterprise from June 1 after which it will be known as the Farm Machinery Corporation Ltd.
Strategies to enhance education and labour skills attuned to economic demand will make growth more inclusive, ADB says
Economy: The country’s economy has grown because the aggregate demand, which faltered under import and credit restrictions imposed in 2012, picked up, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
… the service will be offered in addition to the existing hemodialysis treatment
Health: The Thimphu referral hospital will introduce peritoneal dialysis as part of the nephrology unit expansion plans given the increasing number of renal failure and related cases.
The Opposition Leader was on a six-day tour of the south
Politics: Bhutanese should stop spreading rumours or ‘ma denpi tam’, the Opposition Leader (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho said to the people of Gelephu and Tsirang during his six-day tour in the south.
The trend is such that NPPF caters to more number of death cases than retirees
Benefits: For the past 16 years, the National Pension and Provident Fund (NPPF) recorded a higher number of deaths of members while in service than retirees.
Governance: A bill to establish a Red Cross Society in Bhutan will be tabled in the upcoming session of the National Council. The Parliament session will begin on May 26.Read More »
Boundary: The people of Rinchenzor in Norbugang gewog say there is a need for proper boundary demarcation between Panbang in Zhemgang and the gewog.Read More »
The department recommends flexibility in electricity pricing
Industry: External market factors like economic conditions, change in market demand, change in government policy and the labour market, raw materials sourcing, foreign currency problem and change in the price of the electricity affected almost all local industries in the country.Read More »