English | Dzongkha Thursday, October 19, 2017

Two more injured in flash flood

A couple is being treated at the national referral hospital in Thimphu after they were seriously injured by a flash flood in Pasakha yesterday.

Landslides kill 3

(UPDATE) Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have bereaved a family in Singye village in Sampheling Geog Chhukha of two family members.

Landslide kills two boys in Singye village

Two boys, a six-year-old and a 15-year-old, were killed this morning when the room they were sleeping in got buried under a landslide at Singye village under Sampheling Geog in Chhukha.

Flood of snails

Gyelposhing Higher Secondary School campus has been flooded by snails. Today the students came out to clean up its campus off the snails. The students collected the snails in sacks and dumped it away.

Bhutan to receive concessions, though not qualified

Bhutan will continue to receive concessions from the World Bank for another four years even though its per capita income doesn’t qualify. The World Bank gives financial concession to those countries with per capita income less than 1,200 US Dollars and Bhutan’s per capita income is almost 2,000 US Dollars.

New farm road to benefit villagers of Wangdue and Punakha

The people of Punakha and Wangdue have a reason to be happy as they are going to benefit from the newly opened eight kilometre Bajo-Shengana Otta seal road.

A narrow escape for passengers

The block at Gantey-Pani, along the Sunkosh-Dagana highway is posing risks to the lives of commuters. A taxi was nearly buried by a landslide yesterday. Before people could push the taxi to safety, passengers ran for their lives, dragging along the children as continuous landslides began to pour towards them.

Thuksey Rimpoche's purjang held

Coinciding with the first sermon of Lord Buddha, the purjang ceremony or cremation of His Eminence Lhalung Thuksey Rimpoche was held yesterday.

Imposter receives 17 years sentence

The Punakha Dzongkhag court has sentenced a man from Pemagatshel to 17 years and 6 months in prison for corruption and deception.

Singye Geog cut off

The suspension bridge over Sisty Khola in Sisty village under Sarpang dzongkhag collapsed following continuous rainfall over the past one week. The bridge is the lifeline of Singye Geog, which is six kilometres away from Sarpang. It collapsed around 8:30 am on July 11.

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