English | Dzongkha Friday, December 15, 2017

Travelling through Assam stopped amid ethnic violence

As a result of ethnic violence in Assam, an Indian state, vehicles plying to and from Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar were stranded in Gauripur, Dubri District, under Assam. It was reported that the glasses and windshield of three vehicles were broken. However, no major damages and casualties have been reported.

Tenders for resurfacing runways cancelled

Lack of funds has led to the cancellation of tenders floated for resurfacing works of the  runways of two domestic airports in Bumthang and Trashigang. The Department of Civil Aviation is still waiting for funds to be released by the Asian Development Bank. The tenders were floated over two weeks ago.

Our crops are dying: Farmers

Farmers of Tashithang village under Gesarling Gewog in Dagana haven’t been able to produce good crops for last eight years. Cardamom plants are drying up. Harmful pests are destroying other cash crops. It is a difficult time, they say, with their only source of food and income drying up.

Shazops struggling with raw materials shortage

Shazops in Trashiyangtse are facing shortage of quality raw materials to produce traditional Dhapas and other wooden handicrafts.

Nation observes Drup Tshezhi

The government offices, schools and institutions remained closed today to observe the first sermon of Lord Buddha or the Drup Tshezhi.

Tug of war over ancient iron chains

The Dzongkhag Administration of Trashiyangtse and residence of Doksum are embroiled in conflict over the iron chains of a 500-year-old Chazam. While the Dzongkhag has decided to keep the iron chains in a Lhakhang, the public wants the historic Bridge to be rebuilt.

Lhakhang restored to its former glory

Shingkhar Choeling Goenba in Yangneer under Trashigang was completely damaged by an earthquake in 2009. Three years after the incident, the Lhakhang has been has been restored to its former glory. Thanks to the local people who contributed manpower. The government had provided funds for the reconstruction.

Waste management, a matter of discord

Waste management has become a bone of contention between municipal authorities and the shopkeepers in Doksum town under Tashiyangtse. They are blaming each other for failing to manage the town’s waste. Every nook and corner of the town is covered with waste. The wastes collected are dumped in Kholongchhu River that flows near the town.

Vets being trained to neuter stray dogs

To train the veterinarians in reducing the number of stray dogs and control rabies, a month long training is underway in the capital. About 17 veterinarians are attending the training. They are being trained on, ‘Catch Neuter Vaccinate Release,’ (CNVR) method. It includes catching dogs from particular areas, sterilisation, vaccination, treatment for skin infection and then finally releasing the dogs to their particular areas.

His Majesty graces Kagong Phurzum ceremony

His Majesty the King graced the Kagong Phurzum ceremony at the Memorial Chorten today.

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