English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fire destroys 500 acres, still raging on

A forest fire in Jarey Gewog, Lhuentse has destroyed over 500 acres of forests in the past two days. It is still raging on. The Beat Officer says the area encompasses parts of Thrumsingla National Park in Ura, Bumthang.

A disco with a difference

Usually, discotheques and night clubs remain filled with people in western outfits. People in Gho and Kira- the National dress are a rare sight. However, a night club-owner in Lobesa organised a disco, where he encouraged people to come in Gho and Kira.

His Majesty back from 11-day visit to remote places

His Majesty the King and Gyaltsuen arrived in the capital yesterday after 11-day visit to different parts of Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag. During the tour, His Majesty the King and Gyaltsuen visited numerous villages and met with people in their homes. His Majesty also trekked from Jomotshangkha to Samdrupcholing and surveyed the area for potential future development and growth.

45 ft. Buddha statue to stand tall at Centenary Park

Coinciding with the32nd Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King, a group of Thai people laid a foundation stone to erect a Buddha statue. The 45 feet tall statue of a walking Buddha is the first of its kind in the country. The abbot of  Thailand Venerable Phrakhrusangkharak Boonsong Upasamo and Minister for Works and Human Settlement laid the foundation stone.

Stricter rules for waste

Most of the wastes are not segregated at source and lacks proper infrastructure for waste management system in the country. This is because of lack of regulation and by-laws, lack of coordination among the sectors and poor awareness. However this will not be a problem anymore. The Waste Regulation, 2012, under the Waste Prevention and Management Act of 2009 is now drafted, and will be strictly implemented and monitored throughout the country.

Synthetic track inaugurated

Amidst much excitement and anticipation, the only synthetic track in the country was inaugurated yesterday. Constructed at a cost of US$ 660,000, the synthetic track took more than two years to complete.  It has all the basic facilities required in track and field events.

Nation celebrates His Majesty’s Birthday

His Majesty the King and Gyeltsuen joined with the people of Sarpang to celebrate His Majesty’s 32nd Birth Anniversary today. Thousands of people gathered at Gelephu public ground to mark the day.

Popular Tshering Dorji takes the title

After almost two months of immense competition, 10-year-old Tshering Dorji from Pemagatshel took away the title of this year’s talent hunt. He was awarded a cash prize of Nu. 200,000.

The Bhutanese hits the market

Coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King, The Bhutanese, another private newspaper, hits the market with its first edition. It is the first broadsheet newspaper in the country. Its prime focus will be on investigative journalism, political, economic issues and corruption. It will also look into abuse of power, inform and bring positive changes among others.

Sacred Sangay Yoesung relic to be displayed

Coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King tomorrow, the Zhung Dratshang will be displaying the sacred Tooth Relic of Buddha Kassapa or Sangay Yoesung.

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