English | Dzongkha Friday, October 20, 2017

Accident claims a family of four

A family of four including a child died in a car accident on the Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway yesterday.

Nublang, a dying breed

Nublang, an indigenous cattle breed unique to Bhutan, is slowly disappearing.

70-year-old dies from snake bite

A 70-year-old man has died after he was bitten by a snake. The incident took place at 10 pm on Wednesday.

Turmoil in timber business

Many sawmill owners expressed dissatisfaction with the recent timber allotment system introduced by Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL). The NRDCL came up with the interim measure to facilitate supply and curb price.

Truck drivers cash-in on stone chip shortage

Truck drivers are reportedly taking advantage of the shortage of stone chips, an dispensable construction material, to make a fast buck.

29 detected with HIV

Health officials have detected 29 people with HIV over the last one year, taking the total number of people detected with the virus so far to 246. Of the 29 new cases, 15 are females, 14 are males, and two are minors.

Two die from mushroom poisoning

A 13-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man from Trashigang died after consuming poisonous mushroom on July 21. The boy died three days after eating the mushroom and the man died two days later. They were from Phegpari under Thrimshing Dungkhag.

Demand for skilled labourers increases

The government’s decision to restrict the number of expatriate labourers that small businesses were allowed to employ has created a huge demand for skilled and semi-labourers.

Date for re-election announced

The election commission has announced the date for electing the Gup in Goen Shari Geog under Punakha dzongkhag and the Tshogpa in Sherabling Chiwog under Sarpang dzongkhag.

Anemia common in Wangdichholing

Anemia is common among patients visiting the Wangdichholing General Hospital in Bumthang. Anemic is a associated with low hemoglobin level in the blood.

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