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Schools in Thimphu and Phuentshogling resume today with safety measures in place
As schools across the country resumed for classes X and XII today, BBS finds out what COVID-19 safety measures schools in Thimphu and Phuentshogling have put in place to make their schools safe. The post Schools in Thimphu and Phuentshogling (...)
BBS - 1 July 2020
Build Bhutan Project launched today
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering launched the Build Bhutan Project along with the Economic Contingency Plan document today. With a budget outlay of Nu 1.04 B, the project plans to employ 7000 unemployed, laid off, and overseas returnees in the (...)
BBS - 1 July 2020
Dorji Lopen appoints three lams today
Dorji Lopen appointed three Lams earlier today at the Tashichhodzong. The post Dorji Lopen appoints three lams today appeared first on BBS.
BBS - 1 July 2020
Pest outbreak in Thridangbi, Monggar worries maize farmers
With an outbreak of Cutworm and Armyworm in maize plants, farmers of Thridangbi Chiwog in Saling, Monggar are worried about the yield this year. The post Pest outbreak in Thridangbi, Monggar worries maize farmers appeared first on (...)
BBS - 1 July 2020
A guidebook titled Scouting-a path to success launched
The Health Minister launched a book titled Scouting-a path to success yesterday. Dawa Drukpa a teacher by profession and an active scout member is the author of the book. The post A guidebook titled Scouting-a path to success launched appeared (...)
BBS - 1 July 2020
People across the country express gratitude to His Majesty The King
For the first time in the history of Bhutan, a global pandemic threatened the livelihood of many Bhutanese who depend on the tourism and associated sectors. During these uncertain times, The Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu, interest waiver, and (...)
BBS - 30 June 2020
Ugen Tsechup appointed as SAARC CCI Senior Vice President
Ugen Tsechup Dorji has been appointed as the Senior Vice President of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He will be serving as the Senior Vice President for two years and will take over the Presidency of SAARC CCI after Pakistan. The (...)
BBS - 30 June 2020
Final decision on delayed dam construction at PHPA-1 expected next month
According to the project management of Punatsangchu-1 Hydroelectric Project Authority, the Authority meeting of PHPA-1, which is the highest decision-making body for the project, is expected to take a final decision on the delayed dam (...)
BBS - 30 June 2020
Bhutan continues to remain in Orange zone despite 77 COVID-19 cases
With one more individual testing positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the total number of confirmed cases in the country has reached 77. The post Bhutan continues to remain in Orange zone despite 77 COVID-19 cases appeared first on (...)
BBS - 30 June 2020
Mandatory COVID-19 safety measures in Damphu, Tsirang from July 1
In an effort to ensure that the highest safety standards are followed in Damphu, a three-day multi-stakeholder meeting has decided to implement some mandatory safety measures from July 1. This follows concerns that the easing of some of the (...)
BBS - 30 June 2020
Over 3,500 people avail Kidu Mobile Medical Unit services, Paro
Currently, His Majesty's Kidu Mobile Medical Unit (KMMU) is temporarily camped in Paro district hospital. It is the backup of a medical team in case of a worst-case scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Over 3,500 people avail Kidu Mobile (...)
BBS - 29 June 2020
600 MW Kholongchhu project to commence by the end of this year
The much delayed 600 MW Kholongchhu project in Trashi Yangtse will commence by the end of this year. The concession agreement was signed this morning between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited. The post 600 (...)
BBS - 29 June 2020
“Better Knowledge for Better Care”, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Substance abuse and drug trafficking have led to disorientation among the majority of the youth in Bhutan. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is themed Better Knowledge for Better Care. The theme emphasizes the need (...)
BBS - 29 June 2020
US Department of State recognises Lt. Col Karma Rigzin for her leadership role to combat trafficking
Lieutenant Colonel Karma Rigzin, with the Royal Bhutan Police and a mother of one, is listed among 10 heroes honoured by the US agency for their efforts in combating human trafficking. She is like any other woman who protects her home but has (...)
BBS - 29 June 2020
Risk management at the dry port and customs port in Phuentshogling
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, working in mini dry port and customs port is risky in Phuentshogling. Considering the risk, more than hundred Bhutanese labourers are kept separately in one of the schools. It has been nearly three weeks, (...)
BBS - 29 June 2020
Towards increasing maize productions, Langthil in Trongsa
With COVID-19 pandemic showing no sign of slowing down, the maize growing farmers of Baling under Langthil Gewog in Trongsa are trying to grow more unlike in the past. They want to depend on maize. They said if the situation worsens, it might (...)
BBS - 29 June 2020
The pandemic gives room for renovating Wangchhu mineral spring- Wangdue Phodrang
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the closures of hot springs and mineral springs for the public. Taking advantage of the situation, Dangchhu Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang is developing Wangchhu, the mineral spring in the gewog. Mineral springs are (...)
BBS - 29 June 2020
Reasons Why You should Visit Royal Textile Academy (RTA) Bhutan
The Royal Textile Academy is Bhutan’s first institution dedicated to preserving, promoting and educating about Bhutanese Textiles. RTA aims to create awareness and encourage international collaboration to promote mutually beneficial exhibits and (...)
Bhutan Times - 28 June 2020
Favouritism in public service delivery, the most prevalent form of corruption
The perception of corruption in the form of favouritism based on friendship and family relationship is prevalent in public service delivery as per the National Integrity Assessment (NIA) report 2019. The post Favouritism in public service (...)
BBS - 27 June 2020
Rehabilitation centre, giving drug and alcohol dependents another chance at life
A rehabilitation centre is possibly the only option to overcome addiction and seek treatment for those who are alcohol and drug dependents. But people are just as reluctant to visit such centre because there is a stigma attached to being an (...)
BBS - 27 June 2020
Should the private ECCD centres reopen? Govt. to come up with a final decision soon
Taking into consideration the concerns shared by parents on the closure of Early Childhood Care Development (ECCD) centres for the rest of the year, Education Minister Jai Bir Rai during a live discussion on BBS television yesterday said, the (...)
BBS - 27 June 2020



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