English | Dzongkha Monday, October 23, 2017

Capital city grapples with water shortage

Living without water perhaps could be the hardest ordeal. But this is a reality for many families in the capital city. Tenpa Thinley and his family live in Changzamtok. They have been faced with acute water shortage for about five months now.

National Day celebrations

Thousands of people packed the Changlimithang stadium today to celebrate the National Day. It was on this day in 1907 that the people of Bhutan unanimously elected Trongsa Penlop Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuck as the first hereditary monarch of Bhutan ushering in an unprecedented era of peace and prosperity. The celebration in Changlimithang was graced by His Majesty the King.

Bodies of Nepal plane crash victims to arrive tomorrow

(UPDATE) All the 18 Bhutanese pilgrims who perished in the Nepal plane crash have now been identified. Their bodies will arrive at the Paro airport from Kathmandu on Saturday. The exact time is not known now.

National Day celebrated in Brussels, Belgium

The National Day was also celebrated, for the first time, in Brussels, Belgium

18 Bhutanese pilgrims perish in Nepal plane crash tragedy

In one of the biggest tragedies, 18 Bhutanese pilgrims have perished in a plane crash in Nepal yesterday. They were returning to Kathmandu from Daphu Martika on-board Tara Air, a domestic airline.

Himalayan Gooseberry– a new source of income for Menji

Villagers in Menji Geog in Lhuentse Dzongkhag have found a new source of cash income, Himalayan Gooseberry. Locally known as Amla, the berries grow in abundance in the wild. They are used to make incense sticks and indigenous medicine.

Air crash update

It has been confirmed that a flight originating from Daphu Martika airport coming towards Kathmandu scheduled to land at 5 pm yesterday did not reach its destination. Rescue operations were launched immediately but had to be stopped due to bad weather and darkness.

Minor raped by 25-year-old man

Police in Monggar have apprehended a 25-year-old man on suspects of the rape of a minor. The incident took place on December 7.

GoI fund for Small Development Project

Bhutan today received a cheque of about Nu. 750 million from the Government of India (GoI) under the Small Development Project. The money comes as part of assistance under the 10th Five Year Plan.

Tashi Air and Drukair to operate domestic air

Tashi Air and Drukair has been given the approval to operate domestic air service in the country.

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