English | Dzongkha Monday, December 18, 2017

Wangdue town must shift says the dzongkhag authority

Business people in Wangdue town are in a dilemma. They will have to shift to the new Bajo town by December 31 but most of the houses in the new town are under construction and far from complete.

A new Chamkhar town emerges from the ashes

The residents of Chamkhar town in Bumthang may not have to spend their life out in the cold in makeshift shelters for long, thanks to His Majesty the King and the intervention of the government.

Moenlam Chhenmo in Tsirang ended

The week-long Moenlam Chhenmo or the Great Prayer Ceremony which was presided over by His Holiness the Je Khenpo in Tsirang concluded yesterday. This is the fifth annual Moenlam Chhenmo conducted in Tsirang.

Clean and Sober Bhutan observed

More than 200 drugs and alcohol addicts gathered at the clock tower square to celebrate the Clean and Sober Bhutan event. The event was held to show the unity and commitment of the recovering addicts towards a healthy drug and alcohol free life. It is also to create awareness on the ill effects of drugs and alcohol.

Thai Education Fair draws hundreds of Bhutanese students

Thailand has not just become a close trading partner for Bhutan, but also an education destination for the Bhutanese. There is a growing interest among Bhutanese students to study in Thailand.

Should the government appeal?

The Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinely said the government is yet to decide whether or not to appeal the vehicle tax revision case to the Supreme Court. The high court decided that the tax revision was unconstitutional. The Prime Minister said this was not what the government had expected.

Can Wangdue Shopkeepers shift to Bajo by December 31?

The New Year is fast approaching but business people in Wangdue town are anxious. That’s because by New Year’s Eve, they have to move to the new Bajo town. But our reporter Sonam Tobgay says that constructions in the new town are yet to complete.

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women observed

November 25 is observed as International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck joined the people of Paro to mark the day.

Five apprehended for smuggling religious artifacts

Gelephu police have apprehended five men in connection with smuggling of religious artifacts. Police also recovered the Ser-Ghi-Jatongpa or a scripture written in gold during the apprehension.

Never too old to learn

It is never too late to go to school. The students of Pachu Community Primary school stand testimony to it. Our Phuentsholing correspondent Dechen Wangmo says most of the students there entered school late, some at the age of 14, others at 13 and few at 12.

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