A total of 13 elephant tusks and a rhino horn were stolen from six Lhakhangs across the country since August this year. A police record shows a total of 91 offences against the cultural and national heritage last year alone. This year a total of 13 such cases have been reported.
Unforgettable Bhutan and Bhutanese affairs will live with me,” said the out-going Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Pavan K.Varma. He will have served as the Indian Ambassador to Bhutan for three and a half years.
Four elephant tusks were robbed from Ugyentse Zangdopelri Lhakhang located above Taktshang monastery in Paro. The incident apparently took place on the night of December 4. The incident happened when the caretaker was at his home above the Lhakhang.
The community action pilot project on alcohol has helped reduced the use of alcohol drastically, according to the health officials and local leaders of Monggar and Lhuentse. The pilot project was introduced in these two districts in 2010.
Three people died in an accident in Monggar. A five-year-old girl child died on the spot while the one-month-old girl child died on the way to the hospital. The driver, who was referred to Guwahati Hospital, succumbed to severe head injuries this morning.
Damphu town in Tsirang is grappling with waste management crisis. Mound of garbage choking every drainage system in the town clearly indicates the gravity of the situation and the need to implement waste regulation.
(Update): The officiating Principal of Chendebji Primary School in Trongsa, who went missing on December 18, returned home yesterday. Ugyen Jamtsho came back on his own and was seen knocking the door of his house at around 8:30 pm. Though unhurt, the man doesn’t seem to remember anything according to the Dzongkhag Education Officer.