English | Dzongkha Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Astrological forecast for the New Year

Tomorrow is Daw Dangbi Losar, which marks the start of Earth Male Dog Year, and according to the Pangrizampa College for Astrology, wind and water are likely to be major causes of disasters this year.

BOC bans 2017 Mr Bhutan from both national and international competitions

The tussle between the Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Federation and the 2017 Mr Bhutan, Sangay Tsheltrim, has taken yet another turn with Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) banning him for life from representing Bhutan as an athlete in any international competition and also from participating in any national competitions.

Man dies in fatal house fire

A 56-year-old man has lost his life in a fatal house fire in Melonggang village of Dophuchen Gewog in Samtse.

Lightning injures two people, kills livestock in Samtse

Lightning struck a house in Majuwa village in Dophuchen Gewog in Samtse last night, injuring two members of the family living in the house and killing three of their cattle.

GST brought little benefits, says the private sector

The introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India in July last year has not benefited them much, said some members of the Bhutanese private sector. This was pointed out at a meeting held in Thimphu yesterday with a team of GST specialists from India.

OAG rebuts Chang Gup over govt. land encroachment case

The Office of Attorney General (OAG) submitted their rebuttal against Chang Gup Kanjur and former Dzongkhag Land Record Officer Karma Jamtsho yesterday.

No penal laws breached in Tsirang duping case: OAG

Two People’s Democratic Party coordinators in Tsirang didn’t operate as fake agents of Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL), says the investigation report of Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Issue on Shingkhar-Gorgan bypass dominates Lhuentse DT meeting

The delay in the construction of Shingkhar-Gorgan bypass between Lhuentse and Bumthang was one key issue that was elaborately discussed during the Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) in Lhuentse, yesterday.

Nearly all grade II BHUs to have at least one female HA this year

Ensuring there is at least one female Health Assistant (HA) in all Basic Health Units remains a top priority of the health ministry. For this financial year, the ministry had planned to post one female HA in all 184 Grade II BHUs. Though this will only be achieved in 2019, this year 98 per cent of all Grade II BHUs shall have at least one female health assistant.

Lag Thrams bring hopes to shopkeepers of Pungtenchhu Bazaar

Pungtenchhu Bazaar is one of the oldest markets in Tsirang Dzongkhag. Currently, it has 18 temporary structures being operated as shops of groceries, garments, and vegetables. However, the mini market awaits a major development in near future.

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