English | Dzongkha Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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.

Stray domestic animals, a growing concern in Gangteng and Phobji

Stray domestic animals are becoming a growing problem in Gangteng and Phobji valleys of Wangdue Phodrang. The residents say it is especially horses and cattle saved through the practice of life release or tshethar that people release in the valleys.

Windstorm damages maize in Phongmed, Trashigang

About 45 acres of maize fields belonging to 80 households of Ya-Brang, Phimsong and Thong-Rong chiwogs under Phongmed Gewog in Trashigang were damaged by windstorm and hailstorm yesterday.

Taklai bridge benefits people of Umling and Taraythang

The people of Umling and Taraythang in Sarpang say their lives have improved for better with the opening of the Taklai Bridge to the traffic in March this year.

Taking plastic ban seriously, Samdrup Jongkhar

Shopkeepers in Samdrup Jongkhar thromde are strictly following the plastic ban rules. Plastic is now replaced by the biodegradable bags after the National Environment Commission reinforced the ban on the use of plastic items this year from April.

Public transport benefits remote gewogs in Tsirang

The public bus service in gewogs comes as a blessing for the people living in remote pockets. For instance, people of Sergithang and Barshong gewog, which are the furthest gewogs in Tsirang are all smiles that the bus operates till the gewog centre and even closer to their doorsteps.

Facing problems of one’s own making

A story of how people put in sacrifice and determination to transform failures into success is told to children as an inspiration and never to give up in their life. But we rarely come across such happy ending stories in real life, however, 2 recovering Substance Use Disorder (SUD) persons who have battled their way out of problematic drug and alcohol abuse have written their own happy ending stories to be told to all.

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