English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Villagers in Dagana experience political lag

Dagana is among the most remote districts in the country, and its villages are quite isolated. It is no surprise then that the populace in this dzongkhag is not as informed as the rest of the country about the upcoming general elections.

Gelephu airport to be operational by end of March

The Gelephu domestic airport is likely to be operational by the end of March. The airport was inaugurated on October 25, last year. But, it could not be used as the complete infrastructures were not in place.

High school boys sentenced for burglary

Two high school students in Paro have been sentenced to three years in prison each for burglarising a school. The verdict was passed by the Paro Dzongkhag Court last Tuesday. The two boys had broken into the IT lab of Gaupey Middle Secondary School on July 6, last year at around 2 a.m.

Hundreds of people gathered to witness a live performance in Kanglung yesterday. The road show was organized to mark Bhutan Telecom’s 50 years of telecommunication services in the country.

Thuenlam Championship- the Inter- Departmental Football tournament kicked off at the Chamglimithang stadium in Thimphu, today. Eighteen teams from various departments and agencies are participating in the championship.

Bhutanese Birds in Bangladesh

A six-member Bhutanese team is in Bangladesh for a Bird Photo Exhibition. Large colour prints of birds found in Bhutan and Bangladesh were displayed during the event.

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa reveals eight new candidates

The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa officially announced eight more candidates, today. With this, the Party now has 24 candidates confirmed for the general elections.

Takin Festival in Gasa

Coinciding with His Majesty’s 33rd birth anniversary yesterday, the Takin Festival 2013 was held in Damji, Gasa.

A nomad no more?

An increasing number of people in Merak Gewog in Trashigang are giving up their nomadic way of life for jobs other than herding. 

Much of Gasa Dzongkhag is without power supply following the recent snowfall. Falling trees are reported to have damaged power lines at various locations. The BPC Manager in Punakha said repair and restoration works are underway but it could take time due to manpower constraints.

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