English | Dzongkha Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Babesa Middle Secondary School celebrated the International day for Biological Diversity, yesterday, in Thimphu. The theme, this year, was based on water and biodiversity coinciding with the International year of Water Cooperation. The day was celebrated to promote public awareness on the importance of biodiversity to water.

Common forum should be discontinued: Yeshey Zimba

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa says that they are worried about the other political parties politicising the military and religious institutions. This was pointed out at a press conference, yesterday afternoon. The party said the press conference was called to talk on political developments and justify on the issues raised by other parties in the common forums.

Yet another case of mushroom poisoning

A 36-year-old man has been admitted to the Thimphu National Referral hospital for mushroom poisoning. The man is reported to be in a stable condition now.

Truckload of LPG intercepted

Under the joint coordination between the Phuentsholing police and Customs, a truckload of Liquid Petroleum Cooking Gas cylinders was intercepted at the Main border gate yesterday.

ECB likely to spend Nu.26 million for primary round

It has been estimated that the Election Commission will be spending over Nu.26 million for the primary round of the National Assembly elections as our reporter Sonam Lhamo informs. The four Political Parties were given Nu.130,000 for each constituency as campaign fund for the primary round of elections.

Heavy rainfall destroys crops in Lhuentse

Heavy rainfall washed away crops in Ladong village in Jaray Gewog in Lhuentse, yesterday.  It is feared that almost all the 47 households in the gewog have been adversely affected.

Postal ballots still being rejected

The returning officer has begun receiving postal ballots for Bardo-Trong constituency in Zhemgang. But, repeating trends from the National Council elections, postal ballots are still being rejected.

Sterilisation, the immediate solution to dog menace

(Update:) The Dzongkhag Tshogdu has decided that sterilisation is the only immediate solution against the pack of stray dogs attacking cattle as well as people in Haa.

Crops attacked by worms in seven dzongkhags

Army worms have been eating away all the paddy saplings in Paro. Nine gewogs of the 10 in Paro have been overrun by army worms.

No buyers, NRDCL blames suspension of housing loans

The Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) has over 200,000 cubic feet (cft) of timber still unsold in their depots in different Dzongkhags. In a monthly timber allotment conducted in Bumthang, yesterday, only a handful of sawmill owners turned up.

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