English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Risky tube rides in the absence of a bridge

People of Allay and Lamay villages under Darla Geog in Chhukha are deprived of a proper bridge making it difficult for them to travel outside the villages. Residents therefore use inflated truck tubes to cross the river, which according to them is risky.

His Majesty grants audience to Prince of Saudi Arabia

His Majesty the King granted an audience to His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud of Saudi Arabia at the Ugyen Pelri Palace in Paro.  Prince Alwaleed was in the country on a day long visit today.

Nu. 3.8 million for Bumthang fire victims

The Buddha Dordenman Donors from Singapore donated Nu. 3.8 million for the Bumthang fire victims. It was received earlier this morning by the Finance Minister Lyonpo Wangdi Norbu in the presence of the Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y. Thinley.

Three killed in separate accidents

A man was killed in an accident below Yangchenphu when the car he was driving plunged into the Wangchhu some 125 feet.

Salary Revision for Armed Force

His Majesty the King has granted increase in the pay for the Armed Forces with effect from 1st of November this year. His Majesty desired that the raise reflect the nature of responsibilities, difficulty of postings and experience and that the raise for lower ranks be higher.

Sacred Exhibition opens for public

Coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, an exhibition showcasing religious artifacts opened for the public today. The Dragon’s Gift Exhibition was opened by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck.

Dragon’s Gift to be exhibited in Thimphu

The exhibition on ‘Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan’, will be exhibited to the public beginning tomorrow, coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

Singye Geog electrified, people elated

After living in darkness and under the shadow of giant electricity towers and power lines, the people of Singye Geog under Sarpang Dzongkhag have for the first time switched on the light.

40 quit RCSC exams

Some 40 graduates who had passed the preliminary exam for the Bhutan Civil Service Examination have pulled out before the final exams due November 22. One of the major reasons for graduates pulling out from the final exams is because t most of the graduates are already employed in private and corporate sectors.

Preparing children for schools

How many of us know that a child has to be mentally ready for formal schooling? Well studies have revealed that children have to be prepared to take up formal learning in schools. Therefore, in order to prepare Bhutanese children of 3 to 5 years of age, the education ministry with financial support from UNICEF is intensifying effort to establish at least one early child care development centre in all the 20 Dzongkhags.

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