English | Dzongkha Saturday, November 25, 2017

Exclusive Dzongkha newspaper hits the market

Druk Neytshuel, the first private Dzongkha newspaper hits the market with its first edition of circulation beginning this week.

Monsoon creates havoc in the south

Heavy rainfall overnight has again caused havoc in Phuentsholing and Sarpang. Our correspondent says flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains is not only causing damage to roads and infrastructure but also poses serious threat to human lives.

Bear mauls a 17-year-old boy

A boy from Chokhor geog in Bumthang was mauled by a bear on August 22. The incident took place when he was on his way to Nga-Lhakhang from his village.

Murder in Samtse

A 46-year-old woman and her 69-year-old mother were found murdered in their house at Dungkar Chiwog under Yoseltse Geog in Samtse yesterday morning.

DCA fined Nu. 2.3 Million

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) under the Ministry of Information and Communications has been slapped a fine of Nu. 2.3 Million for not carrying out the Environment Impact Assessment before starting works on the Batpalathang domestic airport in Bumthang.

Malaria cases on decline

If figures are anything to go by, malaria seems to be loosening its grip on Phuentsholing. Records maintained by Phuentsholing hospital show a steady decline in malaria cases over the recent years.

Creating something out of nothing

Waste management in urban areas has been a continuing problem. To further educate the people on this, students and youth volunteers got together, creating something out of nothing. With assistance from the Thimphu City Corporation and other stake holders, they organised an Art Festival featuring products made from wastes.

Measures to tackle gang formation

In order to remove the gang culture amongst Bhutanese youth, the Chief of Police is visiting schools introducing the strategies taken up by the police to curb the problem. One such visit was made at the Dechencholing Middle Secondary School in Thimphu yesterday.

More scholarships under TICA

A six member Thai delegation from Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) is in the country to finalise the Thai-Bhutan Cooperation for the next three years. Once the co-operation is finalised, the Agency will provide 270 long and short-term scholarships for Bhutanese students to study in Thailand.

Construction industry must embrace techniques and technology

With almost over 50 years of construction activities in the country, construction sectors still need to improve their techniques and technologies. The construction companies still lack enough skilled people to work. This was revealed during the 6th Annual Engineering Conference in Thimphu yesterday.

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