English | Dzongkha Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Ground apple, a new source of income for Tsirang farmers

Locally named Yuese Yacon, the cultivation of ground apple is picking up in Tsirang. With the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) legalising the sale and production of ground apple in the country last year, it came as a blessing for the farmers. 

Fish farming, an alternative to fishing from the river

Rookha chiwog under Athang Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang is known for its smoked fish locally called ‘Nya Do-Sem’. This age-old culture of fishing from Harachhu stream still continues but on a lesser scale. The Dzongkhag Administration has introduced fish farming as an alternative to prevent exhaustion of natural resources.

2019 BCSE results declared

Yeshi Choden, a B.A. English graduate from Royal Thimphu College topped the 2019 Bhutan Civil Service Examination (BCSE) in general category with 80.71%. The results were declared today. 

Black Start successfully tested

The eastern and central regions of the country will no longer have to wait for days during the entire power shut down or blackouts of the power system.

35th SAARC Charter Day

The member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation have an important role to play in enhancing regional integration and economic cooperation. The CEO of the SAARC Development Fund highlighted this yesterday while marking the 35th SAARC Charter day.

Works to create database & mapping for medicinal resources underway

By the end of the 12th five-year plan, the Department of Traditional Medicine Services (DTMS) will have a database and mapping for traditional medicinal resources and services across the country. Due to lack of a proper database, the department is faced with the imbalance in the plan, services and the medicinal resources.

International Anti-Corruption Day observed

With the theme, Corruption: An impediment to the Sustainable Development Goals, the International Anti-Corruption Day 2019 was observed in the capital today.

It’s ‘Chainkhar’ not ‘Kengkhar!’

Kengkhar in Monggar was initially known as Chainkhar but today the original name is all but forgotten. According to the local leaders of Monggar, it’s a high time to do research on the local names of places in the country to revive the original names and stop further distortions.

More than 200 golfers participate in India House Golf Tournament

The India House Golf Tournament saw a record number of more than 200 golfers participating in this year’s tournament. The prize distribution for the winners of the various categories was held yesterday.

Dorji Lopen appoints a new Lam for Zhabjeythang

The Dorji Lopen appointed 54-year-old Ugyen Lhendup from Tseza Gewog in Dagana as the Lam of Zhabjeythang under Largyab Gewog in Dagana yesterday. He also administered Guru Dragmar Tshokhor and Guru Dragmar blessing to almost 500 devotees from the nearby areas.

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