English | Dzongkha Monday, July 16, 2018

Rural-urban migration leaves Khoma with 26 empty houses

Houses are lying empty and fields fallow in Khoma Gewog in Lhuentse as people migrate to urban areas in a hope to find a better life. The gewog office has recorded 26 empty households over the years in Khoma, which is home to 80 households.

Bhutanese take top positions in Bhutan International Marathon

Sangay Wangchuk, 32, from Royal Bhutan Army won the Bhutan International Marathon for the fourth consecutive year.

Farmers worry as their cardamom dries

Lesser rainfall and excessive heat for the past six month has dried the cardamom plants at Taabji village under Darla Gewog in Chhukha leaving the farmers worried.

Getana Gewog wants better feeder road

People of Getana Gewog under Chhukha District proposed for a well-paved feeder road in their gewog.

Improved cooking stove gains popularity in Punakha

Using improved cooking stove is gaining popularity in Punakha.  More than 470 refined cooking stoves were made for many households of 11 gewogs under Punakha.

Collapsing water reservoir tank worries locals

People of Pelrithang-Khamed in Gelegphu fear their water reservoir tank, which has developed cracks, could collapse anytime. They say the tank was constructed using inferior materials.
During a meeting yesterday, the locals appealed to their newly-elected Gup, Ugyen Wangchuk for immediate repair.
The tank was constructed in 2011.
“The tank is in a poor condition. It had collapsed, […]

Water woes in Philooma

Villagers of Philooma Chiwog in Orong Gewog, Samdrup Jongkhar are facing scarcity of water.

MoWHS refunds urban tax of four villages

The Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) refunded the urban tax paid by four villages, falling under Thromde area in Trongsa. Though these villages fall under the town area, they are not liable to pay the urban tax, which was collected from them.

Taklai embankment wall should be reconstructed, villagers say

People of Umling Gewog in Sarpang want the river embankment wall along the Taklai River reconstructed before the paddy transplantation season, next year.

Reservoir to the rescue

A reservoir, with a storage capacity of 2,50,000 litres of water, has raised hopes of farmers in Rubesa Gewog under Wangdue Phodrang to revive their mainstay; paddy cultivation.

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