English | Dzongkha Saturday, July 20, 2019

Myth or geography- no solutions at sight

Every monsoon, a stream that runs between Rinchending and Pasakha road in Phuentsholing wreaks havoc. Fed by rain water, the stream called Bownijhora, causes destructions in the area and poses threat to the lives and properties of people living nearby.

People awaits BHU construction completion

People of Zhemgang and nearby villages of Trongsa need not have to travel all the way to Tingtibi or Gelephu hospital when the construction of a new grade 1 Basic Health Unit, BHU, is complete. At the moment, the existing BHU refers all serious cases to Gelephu and Tingitbi hospitals.

His Holiness appoints Lams

His Holiness the Je khenpo appointed five Lams for Goenpas in Gasa, Punakha, Paro and Chhukha Dzongkhags.

Damchen bags the title

Team Damchen won the 2012 Coronation Silver Jubilee Archery tournament. They defeated Green team in the finals today. The winning team members received a washing machine each, while the Green team players won a 21 inch LCD Television set each.

Lack of water compels farmers to leave land fallow

Paddy is the main crop grown by the people of Zhichathang village under Senge Gewog in Sarpang. However, lack of irrigation water has forced the people to leave half of their land fallow. Our reporter, Phurba, who visited the Gewog recently says that the village has large tracts of paddy field but no water to cultivate paddy.

Reminiscing the Olympic memories

As the 2012 London Olympics kicked-off with a colorful opening ceremony there is one man, who will be closely following the performance of the two Bhutanese athletes passionately. His is Ngawang Pelzang, now 61 and lives in Kanglung. Why?

Comprehensive School Discipline Policy in action

Two students of Bumthang Dzongkhag were suspended before the term break, following discipline problems in the school. According to school authorities the action was taken in line with the new comprehensive school discipline policy, although still in its draft form.

Media should play more positive and creative role: Education Minister

Describing the coverage as sensationalism, Lyonpo Thakur Singh Powdyel said The Journalist, one of the private newspapers blamed the principal for the death of a class VII student who committed suicide in May. Lyonpo said the police have confirmed it as suicide.

Number doubles at Draktsho East Centre

The number of disabled students joining the Draktsho East Centre at Rongthong in Trashigang has been increasing over the years. The Centre was established in 2010 with less than 30 students but the number of student has now doubled.

Row over lease land in Darla, Chhukha

Five households of Rinchentse village under Darla Gewog have been complaining against Chhukha Dzongkhag over a leased land.  They say that they have been neither paid the lease payment for three years nor provided with substitute land for their wet land leased to Tala Hydro Project Authority (THPA), in 1997. The wet land was leased as a camp site of the Project.

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