English | Dzongkha Thursday, December 14, 2017

Monk sentenced for involuntary manslaughter

The Thimphu district court has sentenced a 17-year-old monk to 18 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter. He would have received three years but his sentence was reduced because he is a minor.

Student stabbed

Police in Monggar have detained a 19-year-old boy for stabbing another boy on Saturday night. Both were students of the Reldri Higher Secondary School.

Students suspended for drinking

Four students of Jakar Higher Secondary School in Bumthang have been temporarily suspended for a week for drinking alcohol. The students, all in class nine, were found drinking alcohol at three different bars in Chamkhar town on Saturday night by the police on patrolling duty.

Mining to be restricted in some areas in Samtse

The Dzongkhag Yargay Tshogdu (the district development committee) in Samtse has decided that indiscriminate mining activities will not be allowed in the district. It decided that mining will not be allowed in certain areas which will be designated as no mining zones.

Weaving a new way of life

Weavers from Kheng Gongdu and Silambi Geogs in Monggar are learning how to use Mechi loom. The Mechis are a tribal people in Assam, India. Like our weavers from Kheng Gongdu and Silambi, they are known for the nimbleness of their fingers and the dexterity in weaving. The textile designs are also similar. There is only one difference. Their looms are much larger and reportedly easier to handle.

Trongsa town extension going nowhere

Located on the Thimphu-Tashigang highway, the Trongsa town is a familiar sight for travellers. For most of them, it is mandatory to stop here for a while to stretch their travel weary legs, grab of a bite of something to eat or survey the one street town dominated by a bus stop and roundabout.

The boon and the bane of a construction boom

With numerous constructions coming up at various places, Gelephu residents have been complaining. The construction materials are being unloaded and left on the sidewalk, spilling onto the road without any regard for the safety of the pedestrians or motorists.

For want of a bridge

The Monsoon is fast approaching and farmers in Tsirang Toe, Sergithang and Phuentenchhu Geogs under Tsirang district are worried. The bridge over the Changchey River has been damaged by the Monsoon last year. The bridge connects the three geogs to Damphu, the nearest town and the rest of the country. Without the bridge, they would be left stranded in their villages. And so far there has been no sight of the bridge.

Our own coffee

Bhutan may not have to import coffee for long. We may soon be able to grow and produce our own coffee. It is possible. In fact, it is already being done in Hangey village in Samtse.

Third Dzongkha newspaper launched

Dzongkha readers now have three newspapers to choose from. The third newspaper was launched by the Secretary of the Dzongkha Development Commission, Dasho Sherab Gyeltshen on Sunday.

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