English | Dzongkha Monday, August 19, 2019

Trying new ways to control citrus greening

Orange is the main source of income for most of the farmers in many parts of the country. However, their source of livelihood is under threat due to many citrus diseases. The most rampant is the citrus fruit fly disease.

Fire victims receive compensation

The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan paid over Nu. 50 million as compensation to the shopkeepers of Chamkhar in Bumthang. The compensation was paid for those who lost their properties in the three repeated fire disasters.

Wild elephant damages 3 houses, injures one

Farmers of Sibsoo Gewog in Samtse are frequently attacked by wild elephant damaging houses and properties. In a latest incident three houses have been damaged at three different places in Sibsoo injuring a woman on Wednesday.

Gone for a picnic?

The Thimphu District court wore an empty look today as the office was closed and remained locked for the entire day. After waiting for hours, people had to return back home disappointed.

Locals want as per plan

The construction of a football ground for Tashiding Lower Secondary School in Dagana has been stalled due to insufficient budget. The budget allocated for the construction was Nu. 1.2 million. Residents say the football ground is smaller than the initial plan. They insist that it should be constructed as per the plan.

India’s 63rd Republic Day

The Indian Community gathered at the Indian embassy in Thimphu to celebrate India’s 63rd Republic day, today.

Hindu Moenlam Chenmo in Gelephu

A seven-day Hindu Meonlam Chenmo began at Setikharey in Gelephu today. About 18 pundits and pujaris led by Pundit Dr. Nirola are performing “Srimat Bhagwat Mahapuran” peace prayer.

Yet to receive insurance claims

Four months and the affected families of the September earthquake in Dorokha and Sipsoo Dungkhags, Samtse are yet to receive their house insurance. Some of the families said that although they had received CGI sheet as Kidu from the government they were not able to fell timber for construction because of budget constraints.

More sports infrastructures needed, survey reveals

Access to facilities on regular basis for the most popular sports like football, basketball, volleyball and badminton is below 50 percent. This was revealed by the Bhutan Sports Baseline Survey of 2010, conducted by Bhutan Olympic Committee.

Journey to Lauri

Lauri under Samdrup Jongkhar is one of the remote Gewogs in the Kingdom. The Gewog is yet to be connected by road. At present it takes about three days on foot from the Dungkhag in Jomotsangkha.

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