Team Paro Eleven is the winner in the Men’s open Futsal tournament held in Paro. They defeated Parop Chen five goals to three in the final which was played, yesterday. The winners were awarded a cash prize of Nu.8000, while the runners up team received 5000. Ten teams took part in the tournament.

About 27 Students from Dagana and three scout Teachers of Dagapela Middle Secondary School are touring Tsirang educating people to be responsible citizens by managing waste properly. They are creating awareness among the residents through dramas through dramas, cultural programs, slogans and walks. They will also visit other dzongkhags.


Football coaches from 18 dzongkhags are meeting in Gelegphu to take stock of the achievements in the last six months and the action plan for the coming six months. Some of the participants pointed out lack of proper football ground and sporting materials as a stumbling block in developing the sport in their dzongkhag. The five-day workshop will end on Friday.

Paro Police are investigating a hit and run case which killed a woman, 36, in Isuna, Paro, last evening at around 7. The victim lived with her family in Isuna. Police say there was no eyewitness at the time of the incident. They are requesting people, who sees any vehicle with suspicious dent marks, to inform them.

Of the two missing, a body of a man was taken out from Kurichhu River, this afternoon. The two men had gone missing from Gyalpoizhing in Monggar since Monday afternoon. The deceased is an employee of Kurichhu Power Project. Police are investigating the case.

A man in his late fifties died after being hit by a car in Paro, yesterday. The incident occurred at around 7 PM at Changdenkha opposite the Paro International Airport. The police have not yet been able to confirm the identity of the victim. The driver is under police custody. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

Another batch of 12 Black-necked cranes has arrived in Bumthang, making it a record arrival of the cranes in last three decades. Twenty two Black-necked cranes had arrived in Gyetsha village in Bumthang, last month. This time, eight new cranes were sighted in Chokortoe and four in Tang gewog. Earlier, only about 15 to 16 cranes came to Bumthang.

A falling tree hit a man, killing him on the spot, in a nearby forest of Chelela in Haa, yesterday afternoon. The man, in his forties, had gone to the forest to collect firewood for a funeral in his village. The tree, which was also being felled for the same funeral, had hit him. The deceased is from Tsento gewog in Paro.

A heavy snowfall over the past couple of days has blocked the Thrumshingla, the highest peak in between Mongar and Bumthang. Road officials say it will be difficult to clear the road today.

A 54-year-old female tourist from Thailand died after falling from a cliff at Paro Taktshang. The deceased was returning from the Taktshang, when she accidentally slipped from the cliff edge, opposite the monastery. Police said the deceased had fallen off from the edge of the steps where there was no fence. The body of the deceased was recovered with the help of police, army, Desuups and other volunteers.

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