English | Dzongkha Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Labour and Human Resources Minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo inaugurated the launch of the three-month cultural guide course in Paro, today. Around 40 people have registered for the course which will be schooled by the Bhutan Institute of Information Technology and Management in Paro. The course, mandatory for the guides, was available only in Thimphu until now.

People in Batpalathang area in bumthang rescued a two-year-old deer, this afternoon. The dogs had chased the deer from Deekiling area to Chamkhar River. It had sustained several cut and scratch marks. The deer will be released back to forest after it recovers.

Trashigang-Yadhi highway road widening work officially begins from today. MonggarDzongda and the Commander from DANTAK inaugurated the opening, today. The road widening is a part of Trashigang to Thimphu highway road widening project.

A daylong coordination meeting was held between Thai delegation and Bhutanese counterparts to discuss technical cooperation in drug treatment and rehabilitation services in Bhutan. The meeting was to explore partnership in drug prevention and treatment, especially rehabilitation practice. It includes capacity enhancement for staff, vocational skills program, research, and knowledge exchange.

An arrow hit a 39-year-old right side of the forehead at 3 PM at Rangthaling in Tsirang, yesterday. Our reporter in Tsirang says the incident happened when they were playing a friendly match with traditional bows. He was immediately rushed to Damphu Hospital and has been referred to JDWNR hospital in Thimphu.

A three-day Annual Dratshang Conference began today.The conference will look at improving and strengthening traditional etiquettes, and make of mask dances and rituals uniform in the country, among others. The conference, chaired by the Dorji Lopen, is being attended by five Lopens, Lam Netens from all the dzongkhags, secretaries and other senior monk officials.

Some 17 people were fined by the Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency in a surprise inspection carried out in the capital yesterday. They were levied a fine of Nu 500 on the spot for smoking in public places. Most of them were caught smoking in bars, snooker rooms and near the taxi parking area. The inspection was done coinciding with The World No Tobacco Day.

The wildlife rescue team rescued a male samba deer from the helipad area in Changjalu in Thimphu, today. Deputy Chief Forest Officer said the deer, about five years old, was found at 7:30 in the morning. The animal was treated for chest injury. A pack of dogs is said to have chased the animal. The deer has been released in a safe area, a few kilometers away from the city.

Department of Forest and Park Services of Ministry of Agriculture and Forests signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Rural Economic Institute of south Korea, yesterday. The signing is for the collaboration in research, institutional and capacity development.

A live musical performance and cultural show was organized to mark the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo at Rangjung in Trashigang. The program was organized on Saturday last week in Rangjung Woesel Choeling monastery. Bhutanese singers and school students performed various cultural programs.

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