English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 24, 2017

His Majesty grants audience to Deputy Chief of Army Staff

His Majesty the King granted an audience to the Deputy Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Virender Singh Tonk, at the Tashichhodzong earlier this morning.

2 sentenced to life for Chorten vandalism

The Wangdue Dzongkhag court has sentenced two men to life imprisonment for vandalising a Namgyel Khangzang Chorten at Tongcholing under Dangchu Geog some ten years ago. The verdict was passed today, after a year-long of thorough investigation and hearings.

Panicked residents rush for anti-rabies vaccination

A death of a rabid cow in Khothiline village in Pasakha has sent the residents of Pasakha to Phuentsholing hospital in droves for anti-rabies vaccination.

Riding bicycles to office

Civil servants and teachers in Haa have come up with a new initiative to ride bicycle to their offices and schools instead of cars. Such programmes were aimed to reduce air pollution and to encourage healthy living.

Pelden Group enters the final

Pelden Group of companies has become the first team to enter the final of this year’s Yangphel Archery Tournament.  They defeated Druk Five and Khadel in the semi-final today.

Gelephu-Zhemgang highway blocked

(UPDATE) The Gelephu-Zhemgang is still blocked for the fourth day yesterday. Additional men and machinery have been deployed at the site to clear the blocks at the earliest. However, road officials say that falling boulders and mudslides are hampering the clearing works.

‘Teacher of Year Award’- no nominations yet

People from all around the country can now nominate teachers for the “Teacher of the Year Award”.

Punatshangchu dam to affect 90 households

With the works on the biggest hydropower project in the country, the Punatshangchu Hydropower Project, underway, it is expected to bring unprecedented economic growth. But, it does come with a heavy price as well. Once the construction of the dam in complete, close to 65 acres of land in the area will be submerged under water. And the worst affected is Hesonthangka in Wangduephodrang. It will directly affect 90 households in the area.

Making use of the wastes

Waste is not a waste anymore. People have now come to understand how to re-use most of the wastes by making mats and dust bins among others. While this may be the individual initiative, the government on the other hand is converting the organic waste into manure.

Gelephu-Zhemgang highway blocked

Public transport buses and several other vehicles heading towards Zhemgang are all stranded in Gelephu for the third day yesterday following several blocks on the Gelephu-Zhemgang highway.

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