Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Recent Stories

Samtse’s Namgyalchhoeling residents unhappy with recent GC road blacktopping

In Samtse, the residents of Namgyalchhoeling Gewog have voiced their worries regarding the recent blacktopping of their four-kilometre gewog centre road. The road is already showing signs of deterioration. Originally constructed in early 2017, the road underwent improvements earlier this year. However, merely months after its completion, residents are disheartened to witness the new surface erode, resulting in the formation of potholes.

Ramjar Gewog farmers thrive in commercial vegetable farming despite wildlife challenges

Commercial farming has become a blessing for farmers in Ramjar Gewog in Trashi Yangtse. Despite the challenges of wild animals destroying their crops, the farmers are enjoying a steady income by selling locally grown vegetables. On average, farmers earn between Nu 150,000 to Nu 300,000 annually.

Three more Bhutanese athletes exit Asian Games on second day

On Day 2 of the 19th Asian Games, all three Bhutanese athletes could not qualify for the next round of their events. They represented Bhutan in judo, boxing and taekwondo at the continental multi-sport event. 12,000 athletes from 45 nations are taking part in the Asian Games being played in Hangzhou, China.

Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu returns to newly reconstructed Dzong after over a decade

After a long wait of over a decade, the people of Wangdue Phodrang were able to witness the annual Tshechu this year in the newly constructed Dzong. Rising to its former glory after being destroyed by a major fire accident in 2012, the courtyard of the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong once again hosted the district’s most sacred festival. The three-day annual Tshechu that began on Friday concluded yesterday.

Local football tournament brings economic prosperity for small businesses

Football, the most popular sport in the world, is truly something special. In Samdrup Jongkhar, the specialness of the game was felt by not only football lovers but also by others, especially the local businesses. A veteran’s tournament held recently brought life and excitement to the community and also helped boost the local economy.

Bridge awaited over the Gamtshelo river in Orong, Samdrup jongkhar

Three years ago, the residents of Nabar-Philuma Chiwog in Samdrup Jongkhar’s Orong Gewog were delighted with the completion of a 15-kilometre farm road leading to their village. The farm road was expected to alleviate their struggles of a three-hour-long walk to their village. However, without a motorable bridge over the Gamtshelo River, local communities have yet to reap benefits from the farm road. Villagers are now urging the Orong Gewog Administration to address this critical issue to unlock the road's potential and improve connectivity.
Wednesday, September 27 (13th day of 7th Bhutanese Month)
Good Day To make annual and scheduled calendar offerings only
Bad DayTo consecrate, appease local deities, appoint to new post, start education, celebrate, hand and take over office, hold good discussion, dead activities and celebrate birth
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Young couple starts poultry farm in Zhemgang through TikTok

In a heartwarming story, a young couple in their early twenties in rural Zhemgang has successfully established a poultry farm with the help of the TikTok platform. The couple, who had limited resources and knowledge about the poultry farming, turned to the popular social media platform for support and inspiration. 

Man creates bamboo water sprinkler

Bamboo, which is usually used in the construction and bamboo crafts businesses in the country, seems to have found a different purpose in Zhemgang. A man in Goshing Gewog has created an eco-friendly water sprinkler using bamboo. The simple innovation is proving to be an effective tool for those growing vegetables without having to buy imported water sprinklers.