English | Dzongkha Friday, November 24, 2017

Farm House becoming popular in Haa

With the limited number of hotels catering to tourists, Farm House or Home Stay is becoming popular in Haa. This has not only provided the local community avenues for livelihood and business but also for tourists to experience a homely rural environment.

276 families to be affected by Amochhu project

About 276 families will be affected by the upcoming Amochhu Hydropower Project.  For many of them, it is the land substitution and compensation that they are worried about. This was expressed during a consultative meeting organised today between the stakeholders and the affected households from five Gewogs of Samtse and Chhukha Dzongkhags.

Fourth ADC begins in Ladakh

The Annual Drukpa Council (ADC), opened yesterday at Hemis monastery in Ladakh, India. It began with the hoisting of Drukpa Council flag by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche and Home Minister Minjur Dorji.

Cabinet endorses IDA credit of US$ 45 mn

The Lhengye Zhungtshog endorsed the International Development Association (IDA,) credit of US$ 45 million from the World Bank. The credit is for the development policy credit and for remote rural community development.

Sherubtse students teach locals English

Soon, quite a number of locals in Kanglung will be able to read, speak and understand English. Every evening interested group of learners are being taught by students of Sherubtse College.

69:6- quality compromised

Bhutan has over 69 active mines and quarries, but there are only about some six mining engineers in the Country. The officials from the Department of Geology and Mines, DGM, said, due to lack of training and professionals, most of the mining works are not carried out as per the mining rules and regulations.

Layaps enjoy television facility albeit no power supply

No power supply, but Layaps are already enjoying television facility. The one and only television set in Laya runs on solar battery. Our reporter, Pema Tshoki, who had been to Laya recently says that neighbourhood gather in the living room of Ap Passang Dorji every evening to watch TV. And they are mesmerised.

Samtse Moenlam Chenmo concludes

(Moenlam Chenmo update): The week-long Moenlam Chenmo in Samtse, presided over by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, ended with Nidup Lhawang today.

Man stabbed to death near Hashimara, WB

A 33-year-old Bhutanese man was found dead by the side of a road in Hashimara, India, about 21 kilometres from Phuentsholing towards Samtse. The police had received the information at around 4 in the evening yesterday.

Lingzhips no more interested in medicinal herbs collection

Lingzhi is known for medicinal herbs. It is home to a large reserve of a variety of medicinal plants and the herbs used to be one of the main sources of income for the people of the Gewog. But, from the day Cordycpes came into scene, medicinal plants lost its value in the eyes of the Lingzhi community.

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