English | Dzongkha Sunday, October 22, 2017

Most villages of Nanong affected by the windstorm

(Windstorm update) Another heavy downpour coupled with strong wind has severely damaged maize crops in another 11 villages under Nanong Geog in Pemagatshel. Our reporter, Tenzin Dorji, says that farmers are worried as there is no sign of rain and wind stopping.

A new martial art in town

It is not so unusual to see children in white outfits at the Harmony Youth Village in Thimphu, kicking and punching. One might mistake it for Taekwondo, but it is not. It is Karate class in progress. The first ever Karate Club started in July last year.

Lingshi Dzong renovation may not complete on time: Contractor

Renovation works of the Lingshi Dzong is in full swing. It began last year. However, the contractor says that the project may not finish on time as labour and transportation of construction materials are two of the major problems.

Cricket: Taking it to new level

Cricketing in Bhutan is evolving into greater heights. The most recent is the U-19 Women’s team emerging as the runner-up during the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women’s Championship in Singapore. And now, it is the men’s cricket team who is taking this sport to another level.

Still in business

It is perhaps the oldest poultry farm in the country. Started in the 1960s by the government the Khamphu poultry farm in Paro is still in business, doing very well. Our correspondent in Paro says the farm supplies good quality breeds of chickens to the farmers across the country.

Good harvest after several years

After several years of bad harvest villagers of Tshanglajong and Goling in Zhemgang are expecting a bountiful paddy harvest this year. Farmers also say this is because there were fewer wild animals attacking the crops compared to the past.

Craft bazaar- exclusively Bhutanese

When we talk of Centenary Farmers’ Market, all we think of is vegetables and fruits. But from now on one can also buy handicrafts from the market. The Department of Cottage and Small Industry under the Ministry of Economic Affairs has started a ‘temporary craft town’ in the capital yesterday.

Windstorm damages maize fields in Pemagatshel

Heavy downpour followed by strong winds has damaged several acres of maize fields in Pemagatshel yesterday. The storm which lasted for about an hour yesterday afternoon affected the villages of Wongchilu, Resor, Branphu, Thongkhar and Zhengree and some more villages under Nanong Geog.

PM meets Swiss President

Meeting the President of the Swiss Confederation and the President and Speaker of the Swiss Parliament, the Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jiigmi Y. Thinley has said that that is one of the desires of the royal government for Switzerland’s continued support, guidance and partnership in consolidating democracy.

PM at the closing of The Dragon’s Gift exhibition

Offering an unparalleled glimpse at Bhutan’s rich and sacred repository of religious artifacts, ‘The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan’ exhibition, came to an end on Sunday in Zurich, Switzerland.

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