A windstorm blew away the roof of Takchu Lhakhang in Monggar, yesterday. The roof of the Lam’s residence of Pongchila Goenpa was also blown away. The windstorm also blew away rooftops of several homes across the dzonkhag. No casualties were reported. The windstorm, which began at 6:30 PM lasted for about 10 minutes.

The 15th International Mother Language Day was observed in Thimphu, yesterday. The day was observed to create linguistic, cultural and traditional awareness. The dancers from Bangladesh performed at Nehru Wangchuck Cultural Centre in Thimphu.

Neighbors, friends and relatives received the second runner-up of strongest man competition, Sonam Tshering, 50, from Paro with much fanfare and jubilation. They mobbed the Nyagoe as soon as he reached Geptey’s outskirts. Sonam Tshering is from Geptey. Sonam Tshering was the oldest competitor in the tournament held last week.

Plantation and maintenance of flower gardens along the Norzin Lam in Thimphu began today. The Works and Human Settlement Minister, Dorji Choden, who led the plantation work, said the public will have to support to maintain and beautifying the city. The residents nearby will be assigned to maintain the project.


Patrolling team from Paro Forest Division intercepted a DCM truck carrying blue pine logs without forestry documents at around 10 AM, today. The logs were being transported from Shari forest to Nemjo under Lungnye Gewog. The offender will be fined Nu.26,903


Royal Bhutan Police opened another community police centre in Drugyal under Tsento Gewog in Paro. The community police centre is to foster police-community relations, build public confidence in police and prevent community crimes. RBP’s officials said such centres have helped prevent and reduce crimes. RBP has opened 10 Community Police Centres across the country.


A public sitting of the Youth Initiative took place in the capital today. Twenty seven youth from different schools and institutions form the Youth Initiative (Y I). The Members formed three committees; social media, education and the sustainable development committee. Each committee presented issues that they felt needed attention. The YI started last year with 20 members.

A 22-year-old man died on the spot when the Alto car he was travelling in went off road. The accident occurred at around 7:30 AM this morning at Thrizor, between Khaling and Khentongmani in Trashigang. There were four men in the car, including the driver. One seriously injured has been referred to Guwahati, India and the other two have been referred to Trashigang Hospital.

A salang tendrel for 8-foot Jampel Yang Statue was held yesterday n Samtse. The statue is a gift from PCAL and Lhaki Cement. It will be built at the Gomtu Public Park. The statue expected to complete in a few months to also to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

As part of the winter sport coaching camp, over 30 students under the age of sixteen are undergoing a month long Golf Coaching camp in Gomtu, Samtse. It is organised with support from Bhutan Golf Federation and Penden Sports Recreation Club.

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