English | Dzongkha Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Only one Dzongkha teacher for Nobding LSS

Nobding Lower Secondary School in Wangdue Phodrang is faced with shortage of Dzongkha teacher. For the school with about 400 students it has just one trained Dzongkha teacher.  To assist him, two English teachers volunteered to teach Dzongkha in lower classes.

Bangladeshi embassy observes its Independence Day

The Bangladeshi embassy in Thimphu observed Bangladesh’s 42nd Independence Day today. Celebration began with the hoisting of their National Flag.

U-19 Badminton Championship underway

The five day Under-19 Badminton Championship began in the capital yesterday. The tournament is being held at the Youth Development Fund Sports Complex.

‘Bhutan Fever’ in Japan

One of the Japanese tourists said there is a ‘Bhutan Fever’ in Japan. Going by the number of Japanese visiting the country, it is indeed true. According the Tourism Council of Bhutan, within the last two months the country saw 583 Japanese tourists, surpassing all other 58 countries.

U-13 girls’ experiences in Sri Lanka

Of the many sporting events that Bhutan took part at the international level, one was the participation in the Asian Football Confederation U13 girls Football Tournament in Sri Lanka this month.

More youth embrace, parents worry

Technology is fast changing and it is changing the way people live. More and more Bhutanese youth, especially living in urban towns, are embracing the technology like never before. Smart phones, tablets, Play Stations and computers, it’s all here.

Tingtibi-Wangdigang bypass road open to traffic

After much controversy and issues, the Tingtibi–Wangdigang bypass road in Zhemgang has been finally handed over to the Department of Roads. The construction of Tingtibi- Wangdigang bypass road in Zhemgang started in 2008. The construction works were delayed due to various issues. The 16-kilometre road was complete in 2010.

Blind student takes the title

Fourteen-year old Dorji from the National Institute for Disabled (NID), Khaling, emerged as the winner of the reality show, Little Stars. The grand finale was held yesterday. He took home a cash prize of Nu. 150,000.

Election Commission preparing for 2013

The Election Commission is gearing up for the 2013 parliamentary elections. In line with this, election officials from across the country are meeting for the Third Election Conference in Tsirang, coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the first parliamentary elections in the country today. The Conference is held with the theme strategising Second Parliamentary Elections 2013.

Wangchhu highly contaminated at Babesa

The Wangchhu in Thimphu is highly contaminated at Babesa. This was found while assessing the water quality of the river at three different points. The river assessment was carried out by the Environment Managers, Civil Engineers, and mid-level technicians from different agencies. Factories, industries, leakage of oil and grease from the automobile workshops, dumping waste in the rivers are the main factors contributing towards the river pollution.

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