English | Dzongkha Monday, December 18, 2017

A tulip called ‘Queen of Bhutan’

On behalf of the people of the Netherlands, Erica Terpstra, a former Dutch Minister, and well known TV personality handed over a specially cultivated tulip known as ‘Queen of Bhutan’ to Lyonpo Dago Tshering.

Wangduephodrang Tshechu begins

The Annual Wangduephodrang Tshechu began today at Tencholing Military Training center Ground of Royal Bhutan Army. Thousands of people came to witness the Tshechu. They also showed their support for the reconstruction of Wangdue Dzong. Wangdue Dzong was razed to the ground in June this year and most of the materials used for Tshechu were lost to the fire.

To promote authentic products

The Authentic Crafts Festival began today at the authentic craft bazaar in the capital. The festival is being held for the first time to promote authentic products which are made in Bhutan. The products include textiles, thangkas and wood carved and bamboo products.

Man survives leopard attack

A fully-grown leopard entered a house and attacked a 45-year-old man at Laithang Goenpa under Monggar Dzongkhag at 7 p.m. yesterday. The leopard lashed at Sangay Tshering and bit him on his chest and head as he was trying to fend off the animal.

Poor construction quality displeases people in Monggar

People living in of Monggar town are not happy with the quality of construction taking place in their town. The recent blacktopping of a road, construction of a three storied vegetable market shed and a drainage system in the town, are not up to mark, they say.

The lone male weaver

Sonam Jamtsho, 42, has been providing for his family by weaving. He has five children. He is the only male weaver in Lumang Gewog under Trashigang Dzongkhag. He took up weaving at the age of 20 after he couldn’t continue his studies due to financial constraint. Today, he earns as much as a civil servant does.

PM arrives in Madhya Pradesh

The Prime Minister, Jigmi Y.Thinley arrived in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh yesterday morning. Lyonchhoen was received at the Raja Bhoj Airport by the Chief Minister, Governor and the senior officials of Madhya Pradesh.

Man allegedly kills his wife

A 50-year-old man allegedly murdered his 37-year-old wife yesterday at Sephu gewog in Wangduephodrang. The incident apparently took place at around 7 p.m.

Thimphu Dromchoe begins

Tens of thouands of people gathered to witness the annual Lhamoi Dromchoe which began at the courtyard to Tashichhodzong in Thimphu today. The festival showcases some of the sacred dances dedicated to the protecting deity of Bhutan, Palden Lhamo.

Windstorm causes damage in Pemagatshel

A fierce windstorm damaged acres of maize fields in five chiwogs of Chhimoong gewog under Pemagatshel at around 7:30 am on Thursday. “Some of the farmers in Chhimoong gewog have been badly affected,” said the gewog’s mangmi.

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