English | Dzongkha Saturday, July 20, 2019

MHPA agrees to provide Nu.200 million

Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority has agreed to provide Nu.200 million to implement 27 various social, cultural and environmental schemes in Trongsa.

Plumber accused of stealing and selling the gewog’s water pipes

A plumber has been accused by the people of Udzorong Gewog in Trashigang of stealing and selling the gewog’s water pipes to an automobile workshop in Trashigang. People are also alleging the gewog and the Dzongkhag Administration for failing to take action even after they reported the case.

Devotees perform prayers for Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche

Devotees at the Mipham Kabum Wanglung in Phuentshogling performed longevity prayers for Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche yesterday. This formally marks the conclusion of the almost two-month long ceremony that ended on Sunday.

A petition to spare their pastureland

The villagers of Wangtsa in Haa say they have lost about 880 acres of pastureland to development works. If this is to continue, they fear, they will be left without grazing land soon. They have put up a petition to the Dzongkhag Administration for the second time so that their plea is heeded to.

NC members propose recontest without resigning

Discussing the National Council Amendment Bill 2014, the NC members proposed if they could contest the elections without resigning even after completing their term. Our reporter, Pema Lhaden, spoke to the Chairperson of the Legislative committee earlier today.

Should Tsamdro and Sokshing belong to highlanders?

The National Assembly, yesterday, also deliberated on Tsamdro and Sokshing. The Gangzur-Minjey MP Karma Rangdol asked the Agriculture and Forests Minister if it would be possible to grant ownership of Tsamdro and Sokshing to the highlanders.

Participants gear up for Nya-Goe Dendhur’s final

The much-awaited final of the reality show, Nya-Goe Dendhur or the strongest man competition will be held on February 21 coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King. Preparations are underway. The competitors from 20 dzongkhags are already in the capital. Our reporter, Namgay, spoke to a few competitors.

Team Jafaas wins Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck Memorial Cup

Team Jafaas won this year’s Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck Memorial Cup, an open compound bow Archery tournament, held in Phuentshogling.

His Majesty unveils plaque the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong reconstruction project

His Majesty the King and His Holiness the Je Khenpo unveiled the plaque for the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong reconstruction project, marking the commencement of the project yesterday. The dzong which was built over 300 years ago by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was destroyed by a fire in June 2012.

Schools’ autonomy questioned

The Ministry of Education’s new policy initiative to grant autonomy to the schools was in the limelight at National Assembly session today. Much of today’s question and answer session revolved around it.

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