English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 26, 2021

400-year-old history gone

The 400-year-old three storied Paga Goenpa in Chhukha Dzongkhag was razed to the ground by a fire today. The mishap occurred at around 4 am this morning. Monks at the Goenpa managed to save some of the sacred relics. The fire was brought under control around 11 am by the police, forest officials and the public.

Fuel depots run out of fuel

Some of the fuel depots in the capital have run out of fuel. There are three distributors-Tashi, Damchen and Druk. While the vehicles coming to re-fill at Damchen and Druk had to go back disappointed, there was a never ending queue at Tashi fuel depot this afternoon.

Why engineers resign?

At the time when so many development works are taking place in the country, a lot of engineers, civil and architect, are resigning from civil service. About 35 engineers resigned in the last one year from the Department of Road alone. Few more are contemplating resigning.

50 different cuisines on display

An exhibition of the folk foods of Bhutan opened at the Folk Heritage Museum in Thimphu today. The opening was graced by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness the Princess, Sonam Dechan Wangchuck. More than 50 different cuisines were displayed.

Animal bones confiscated

The Gelephu Police confiscated a bag containing animal bones from near the Mao River on the morning of February 21.

Snowfall on passes

Snowfall last night has blocked the Thrumshingla pass between Monggar and Bumthang Dzongkhags. Passenger buses and vehicles coming from Trashigang and Monggar today returned to Sengor.

U-13 girls practise hard

Bhutan’s Under -13 girls’ football team is gearing up for the upcoming U-13 girls’ International tournament. The tournament will be held in Sri Lanka on March 10.

Internet café’s charge high: Students

Internet cafes in the capital are doing a good business these days, downloading and printing results and no objection certificate of the class X and XII students. Visit any internet cafes in Thimphu and you will find it crowded with students. But the students are complaining that the price charged by the internet cafes is very high.

More tourists at the festival

Unlike last year, the nomads’ festival this year in Bumthang saw a good number of tourists. The festival was aimed to attract tourists. Last year, about 28 tourists attended the festival. But this time, the festival saw over 40 tourists.

Chorten vandalised

A Jangchub Chorten at Rangthang-bra under Chhaling Gewog in Monggar was vandalised and robbed on Sunday night. According to Chhaling Gup,Tandin Tshewang, villagers went to put out a forest fire in the Gewog on that same day. He said the culprits might have taken advantage ofthe situation and vandalised the Chorten.

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