English | Dzongkha Wednesday, September 23, 2020

21-year-old drowns in the Mochu

A 21-year-old boy has drowned in the Punatsangchu River yesterday. He was a class XI student of Punakha Higher Secondary School. The incident took place at around 10:30 am.

Boy succumbs to rabies

A boy has succumbed to rabies at the Phuentsholing hospital today. His age could not be confirmed. Dr. D K Mohanti said he could be between eight and 10. His family also could not be traced and his nationality un-established. The hospital’s ambulance picked him up from the town this morning.

Former party members face fresh hurdles

Some of the candidates who want to contest the local government elections are facing problems because they were previously affiliated with political parties.

Potato takes over tourism in Gasa

Until a few years ago, the people of Goenkhatoe and Goenkhamey Geogs in Gasa depended on tourists and livestock for their livelihood. Today, potato is their main source of income.

Local government elections raise hopes

As the country prepares for the local government elections, hopes are high in rural areas. Unlike in the past, the new crop of local leaders must all be literate. They must pass through a literacy test to even contest the local government elections. Many believe that literate candidates will make for better local leaders. And this will have a major impact on the pace of local socio economic development.

Mad rush for voter photo identity cards

Hundreds of people rushed to the Royal Academy of Performing Arts hall and the Motithang Higher Secondary School to collect their voter photo identity cards over the last two days. The cards are required to vote in the local government elections. Yesterday was the last day for collecting the cards.

Off hour clinic draws hundreds

More and more people are availing themselves of the off hour clinic provided by the national referral hospital. The special consultation service began in October last year.

No blood tests in Phuentsholing hospital

The Phuentsholing hospital has been affected after the equipment used for conducting blood and other tests got damaged. The equipment known as screen master has been damaged by lightning on Friday.

Tshogpa's posts draw lukewarm response

The local government elections are drawing closer. The preparations are almost complete. Aspiring candidates are preparing themselves, talking to well wishers and supporters and compiling the documents. There seems to be but one problem. There aren’t enough candidates for the post of Tshogpas.

Election officials investigate claims of bribery

As the preparations for the local government elections gain momentum, election officials in Trashiyangtse are investigating a dispute between two Gup’s candidates. Both aspiring candidates are from the same chiwog. Each chiwog is allowed to field only one candidate for the Gup’s post. In such cases, the villagers vote to select a candidate.

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