English | Dzongkha Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Humanities take a back seat

More and more students are opting for commerce, information technology or science in higher secondary schools and colleges. Fewer students are opting for Humanities.

Signboards, mistakes galore

The signboards over the numerous business establishments in the capital are causing a concern. They are riddled with spelling mistakes and Dzongkha proficient residents are concerned that it may promote wrong Dzongkha among students.

Phobjibs wait for electricity

The people of Gangtey and Phobjikha Geogs in Wangduephodrang are all smiles these days. Electricity is coming soon to their villages.

The unsung heroes

Thirty-year-old Phuba Thinley is sick. He lives on his farm house in Metakha in Chhukha. The nearest Basic Health Unit is four hours’ walk from where he lives. It is not a journey that he is prepared to undertake, not in his condition but help is at hand. There is an outreach clinic in his village.

Korphu looking at brighter times

The people of Korphu Geog in Trongsa are looking forward to brighter times, literally. The geog has no electricity. They cook, eat their dinner, and do other household chores under the flickering light of kerosene lamps. The students study and complete their homework in the same manner. By 7pm they are all in bed and fast asleep.

Man dies in accident

A 33-year-old man died on the spot when the landcruiser he was driving went off the road in Monggar. The accident took place on April 6 between 4 to 5 pm at Latongla, 8 kilometres away from Sengor towards Monggar.

NPPF buildings in need of maintenance

Apartments at government housing colony are much sought after because of low rent. But when it comes to taking care of the property, not many of the occupants are forthcoming.

Local Government elections on May 24

The much awaited local government election will take place on May 24. It was announced by the Chief Election Commissioner today at a press conference.

Second man convicted for smuggling tobacco

Today is another milestone in the short history of the tobacco act. The Chhukha district court sentenced Amber Biswa, a 28-year-old man, to three years in prison for smuggling tobacco products. He is the second man to be sentenced to prison for smuggling tobacco products under the tobacco act.

Age no bar

Nothing can come in between a man and his passion. Not even age. This is what a group of senior citizens who are taking part in the ongoing Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Archery tournament has to convey.

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