English | Dzongkha Monday, October 21, 2019

Landslides threaten Khalong village in Monggar

Landslides in Khalong village of Narang Gewog in Monggar have left the people worried. They say every year land below their village is getting eroded, posing threat to some 46 households. 

Poor drainage system blamed for causing landslide, Ridzommo

Following the landslides which damaged cash crops, people of Ridzommo under Dechhenling Gewog in Pema Gatshel are requesting for a retaining wall. They say such an intervention has become immediate to minimize the impending risks and damages to their source of income.

The Tshoglham; from Gewog Tshogde to DT to District Administration

The incident of a civil servant in Trongsa being reminded to wear the traditional Tshoglham boots in Korphu Gewog Tshogde has lately gone viral on social media.

Crematorium in Samdrupchhoeling lacks basic facilities

The crematorium in Samdrupchhoeling Dungkhag lacks basic facilities like water supply, electricity, toilets among others. Also, the road to the crematorium is in bad condition. People say they face inconveniences without these facilities.

Farm road construction guideline needs review:Samtse DT

The Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) members in Samtse discussed the need to review the current farm road construction eligibility rules. As of now, the budget is only available if a farm road is over a kilometre long and leads to a village with no less than 20 households. This, the members say, is depriving the people of reaping economic advantages.

Accelerating Mother and Child Health program to begin from next year

The cabinet approved the Accelerating Mother and Child Health Program as a national policy on August 27. Health Minister Dechen Wangmo shared this during the launch of the Strategic Plan for Cervical Cancer program recently.

Sarpangtar residents want moratorium on building construction to be lifted

The plot owners of Sarpangtar in Sarpang were not able to construct any houses with the moratorium on building construction for about a decade now. In the absence of structural and local area, the construction was suspended in 2010. 

Everyone wants a piece of Gang JhuNa, a Cordeycep land

Bumthang and Wangdue Phodrang might have to decide the precise boundary demarcation of a place called Gang JhuNa, located between the two districts. The issue was raised by the Chhoekhor Gewog in Bumthang during the 6th Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) held yesterday.

Sarpang DT deliberates on growing elephant menace

Locals in Sarpang say wild elephants visiting human settlements are becoming more frequent in recent years. The issue was also discussed during the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu although no definite solutions or alternatives could be drawn.  

A makeshift ECCD centre in Bangtsho, Dewathang

Without a proper shed or a playground, the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centre of Bangtsho chiwog in Dewathang is housed in an old abandoned hut.

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