Three chortens were vandalised in Shali and Gamung villages of Shumer gewog under Pemagatshel last night. All the Nangtens of two, nine feet tall, chortens in Gamung and a 15 feet chorten in Shali, have been taken.
If you visit Korphu Gewog in Trongsa, you will right away notice cardamom plants growing around tiny houses. The plants indicate the villagers’ effort to revive cardamom, their prized cash crop they once lost to a disease called wilt and blight.
Towards afternoon, farmers of Langchenphug Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar can be seen getting into pond with fishing net. They wait for the temperature to come down, which they say, is suitable for harvesting fish.
An 18-year-old boy from Wamling village in Zhemgang, who is severely ill, is on the verge of giving up hope to live. Leki Dorji hasn’t been able to access medical care. He has been suffering from severe stomach ache and has been vomiting blood for last couple of months. “I don’t think I will survive,” he says.
A sense of fear has crept in among the people of Gakidling Gewog in the wake of the recent abduction cases in Sarpang. Every evening, as dusk creeps in, they start to move to other villages nearby to spend the night. They return to Gakidling the next day to begin their daily work.
A 23-year-old Bhutanese woman working in real estate as a junior executive was allegedly molested, and her older sister, a civil engineer in the same firm, man-handled, by a bus conductor and a driver in Bangalore, Wednesday morning.