English | Dzongkha Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Annual Black-Necked Crane festival- a win-win situation

The Annual Black-Necked Crane festival in Gangtey and Phobjikha valley in Wangdue Phodrang is proving to be a successful medium in creating awareness among the locals on the importance of protecting cranes.

Dumgtseg Lhakhang restored to its former glory

Dumgtseg Lhakhang, located a couple of minutes drive from Paro town towards Dopshar-ri is one of the oldest temples and a popular tourist destination. Built about 600 years back, it’s now restored to its former glory after the renovation.

Bhutan 2nd in the IAA-Bhutan International Traditional Archery Tournament 

The first-ever International Archery Association (IAA)-Bhutan International Traditional Archery Tournament ended on Thursday with Hungary taking the most medals from 4 different categories of the tournament. Bhutanese archers bagged 15 medals making Bhutan the second-highest medalist during the tournament.

A 21-year-old man under custody for alleged burglary in Paro

A 21-year-old man from Paro is under Paro police custody for allegedly committing a series of burglary in Sharpa and Bangdey. The suspect was allegedly caught stealing jewellery and clothes from a house in Baangdey on 8th November.

FCB launches ‘Zheychum’- an alternative to the existing products in the market

To eliminate inferior quality, underweight and adulterated rice products in the country, Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) has launched four new rice products yesterday. The rice products come with a brand name Zheychum and are designed and packed with local aesthetics.

Most gups in Samtse feel functional literacy is not enough to be a gup

The debate on the need for education qualification to contest gup elections had the 205 gups divided at the dzongkhag and gewog chairperson’s conference in Bumthang last month. In Samtse however, gups say functional literacy is not enough with changing demands and responsibilities on the local government.

Verification of relics in Trongsa

Thefts and robberies of relics or artefacts in the country are on the rise every year. Therefore, the Department of Culture is verifying and maintaining the database for the relics of all Lhakhangs in Trongsa this time. It is to properly preserve and protect the items.

Boulder exporters in Gelegphu request interventions from authorities

The boulder export business to Bangladesh from Gelegphu has come to a standstill, once again. But unlike earlier this year, this time, it is not due to any official order. The exporters and transporters are reluctant to continue with their business due to problems encountered in transporting the material. They are now requesting for an immediate intervention from relevant authorities.

Former Trongsa dzongda, wife and five others sentenced in land scam case

The former Trongsa Dzongda Lhap Dorji was convicted for 13 years for forgery, official misconduct and execution of documents by deception in the Trongsa’s land scam case yesterday. But was given a concurrent prison term of five years.

GNHC, Austrian Coordination Office sign 5.3 M Euros grant agreements

The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and Austrian Coordination Office signed three separate contract agreements today. The 5.3 M Euros support will be implemented during 2019-2023 by Justice Sector, Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) and the Royal Audit Authority (RAA).

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