Saturday, December 9, 2023
Recent Stories

Haa Highway widening to take three more months- Project DANTAK

People travelling to Haa via the Chuzom-Haa Highway will still have to bear bumpy rides until spring next year going by what Project DANTAK is saying. The Project which has been carrying out the road widening and improvement works since 2018 missed both the initial completion deadline in 2021 and the extended deadline in July this year. People have been complaining about the slow progress of the work several times.

Long-awaited road to connect Tathang Village in Tsirang nears completion

The much-awaited dream of getting a bypass that will connect Tathang village in Tsirang with the others is finally materialising. The construction of an almost 5-kilometre road which began last month is nearing its completion. The villagers had been requesting for a road since 2016. However, their requests were turned down due to environmental clearance issues and budget constraints. 

New irrigation channel brings hope but people upset over unbuilt bridge- Sarpang

A newly completed irrigation project has brought hope to the people of Serzhong Gewog in Sarpang. Hundreds of acres of wetland that have been left fallow for decades are expected to be revived thanks to it. However, a change in plans, mainly the decision to not construct a bridge, has left the people upset. The new irrigation system was handed over to the people on Monday.

Nikachhu Hydropower Project to commence from January

If all goes to plan, the Nikachhu Hydropower Project in Trongsa will start commissioning from next month. According to the project management, all the major works required for electricity generation have been completed. The Druk Green Power Corporation says the project has completed almost 98 per cent of the overall work as of October this year. The project was initially planned to be completed in 2019.

Trongsa police forwards alleged murder case to OAG

Police in Trongsa have forwarded the case of a man who allegedly murdered his mother-in-law to the Office of the Attorney General for prosecution. The 33-year-old man has been charged with murder. He has also been charged with burglary for allegedly breaking into a house at Chendebji and stealing a mobile phone. The suspect, reportedly drunk during the incident, is alleged to have murdered his 53-year-old mother-in-law by striking her on the head with a knife at Semji village of Nubi Gewog in October. He was reportedly at large trying to evade arrest before the police nabbed him following a 13-day search...

Taphel residents ask for road connectivity, Trashi Yangtse

Some two-hour walk from the nearest road, the journey to Taphel village of Bumdeling gewog in Trashi Yangtse is a long and arduous voyage. The absence of a road connecting the village to the rest of the district has made it difficult for the people to access health services and markets for their farm produce.
Saturday, December 9th (27th day of 10th Bhutanese Month)
Good DayTo build new monuments, consecrate, appoint to new post, start education, celebrate, hand and take over office, long journey and hold good discussion
Bad DayTo marry and roof house
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Pachu Community Tourism camp boosts hope of tourism boom in Phuentshogling

Fancy a vacation basking in the warmth of the foothills enjoying picturesque sunset views from tents pitched in paddy fields? Well, you can tick this off your bucket list the next time you are in Phuentshogling. The recently opened Pachu Community Tourism camp offers such a leisure experience for adventurers seeking retreats and the magic of rural life in Phuentshogling. 

Five decades of informing, educating and entertaining people – BBS turns 50

Established in 1973 to inform, educate and entertain the people, the Bhutan Broadcasting Service turns 50 years today. From telling stories from the country’s most rural pocket to documenting and broadcasting national events, BBS continues to bridge communities and cultures by adapting to changing technologies and expanding the station’s range and influence. As we mark the golden jubilee this year, we bring you the story of how BBS came into being and how it has shaped and impacted Bhutanese minds and cultures since it came into being.