English | Dzongkha Thursday, October 19, 2017

Three men found guilty of bribery

The Wangdue district court on Tuesday sentenced three men to six months in prison for giving and taking bribe.

The flight of an arrow, the plight of the pheasant

The monal pheasant is a rare and highly endangered bird species. Its existence has come under even greater threat because of the national sport, archery.

River protection, no protection says farmers

Every year, as the Monsoon arrives, the people of Pemathang and Pelrithang live in fear of raging Shetikhari stream. This harmless looking stream rises ominously threatening their lives and property. Just last year, the stream washed several acres of farmland. Efforts are being made to reduce the risk but the farmers are not satisfied. They want a strong protection wall.

Druknet experiments with Wi-Fi

To increase internet access and usage, Druknet will soon be adding five more Wi-Fi hotspots in Thimphu and introducing Wi-Fi service in Phuentsholing.

Lightning kills man

A 59-year-old man has been killed by lightning in Zhemgang on Tuesday. He was working in the field, planting paddy seedlings when it began to rain. He decided to take shelter in a nearby house. As he reached the doorstep, lightning struck him killing him on the spot.

Gelephu auction yard sees sharp drop in ginger price

The price of ginger at the Gelephu auction yard has dropped considerably compared to the previous years. Just last year, farmers got Nu. 60 for a kilogram of ginger. This year they have to consider themselves lucky if they can get Nu. 23.

Local Government Elections postponed

Following the Royal Kasho issued by His Majesty the King asking the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB), to resolve the issue regarding the disqualification of several former formal party members from contesting the local government elections, the election commission has now decided to postpone the local government elections to June 27.

Three accused of tobacco smuggling granted bail

The Paro district court has granted bail to the three men who were being tried for smuggling tobacco through the Paro Airport.

Bhutan and Maldives sign Air Services Agreement

Bhutan and the Maldives have signed an Air Services Agreement, paving the way for the two high-end tourist destinations to be connected by direct flights or flights transiting through other countries in the region.

Tsirang hospital runs out vital solution for detecting typhoid

The district hospital in Tsirang has run out of widal reagent, a solution used to detect typhoid. The hospital treats the highest number of typhoid patients in the country. The deficiency of this vital solution is a cause for concern.

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