English | Dzongkha Saturday, December 16, 2017

Damphu water crises, an end in sight

It will take a few more months to solve the water crises in Damphu town, Tsriang.  The town’s water supply was disrupted last year due to the road widening works, a few kilometres from the town. It can be restored only after the work is complete.

Dzong ruins, a threat say Chapchaps

The people of Chapcha have been pushing for the renovation of the Chapcha Dzong to no avail. So far there has been no response from the authorities. They are now worried that the ruins of the Dzong might collapse posing a threat to the students and teachers of Chapcha primary school, which is located very close to the Dzong.

No cable service in eastern districts

Most people in the six eastern districts are missing out on BBS’s live broadcast of the parliament after the Bhutan Power Corporation suspended the service.

Health workers attend training

Last week, village health workers from the 15 geogs in Samtse attended a short training on how to treat minor diseases like common cold, diarrhea, and dysentery.

Investigation launched into Bumthang fire

An investigation has been launched today to find out cause of the major fire in Chamkhar town, Bhutan which reduced 31 houses to ashes yesterday morning.

Keeping Thimphu clean, a gargantuan task

Keeping Thimphu clean and beautiful seems like a distant dream, at least for now. Despite several cleanup campaigns and measures put in place by the Thimphu City Corporation, Thimphu city is not getting any cleaner.

Chamkhar razed by fire yet again

The Bumthang Chamkhar town has nearly been wiped out in another major fire early this morning.

A Nepal based outfit suspected to be behind recent explosions

A group calling themselves the Bhutan United Democratic Front is suspected to be behind the two improvised explosive devices which exploded in the bordering town of Phuentsholing and Gelephu recently.

Three men sent to jail for tobacco smuggling

The Paro district court has sentenced the three men who were being tried for smuggling tobacco to three years in prison. They have all been found guilty of smuggling.

Former candidate asks ECB to refund

A former gup candidate in Tsirang is asking the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) to refund the money he has spent on campaigning, after he lost to another candidate recently.

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