English | Dzongkha Sunday, June 16, 2019

Bhutan officially declared polio free

Bhutan is now declared polio free officially. Bhutan actually has been polio free for close to three decades now. The last case was reported in 1986 at the Damphu hospital. But the country had to wait for India to become polio free.

A 37-year-old driver sustained a minor injury, above his right eye, when his van’s windshield broke. The windshield broke on an impact from the blast at the Lamperi’s road widening site. The mishap is said to have happened because of the communication gap between the Department of Roads and police.

Bangladesh celebrates 44th Independence Day

Bangladesh celebrated their 44th Independence and the National day, today. Here at the Bangladeshi Embassy in Thimphu, the celebration began with the hoisting of their National Flag.

Nu.5,00,000 as compensation to storm-affected families

The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) office in Samdrup Jongkhar has completed the assessment of the houses affected by the recent windstorm in the dzongkhag. The RICBL says it will have to pay around Nu.5,00,000 in insurance money to the affected households.

Two more chortens vandalised

Following the chorten vandalism on Sunday night in Nangkor Gewog in Zhemgang, Police have again found out that another two Chortens were robbed off its nangtens on Monday night in the same gewog.

A nine-day Jana Chidey Kurim began from today at the Pangrizampa School of Astrology in the capital.  The Kurim is being presided over by the Yangbi Lobey Sangay Dorji from the Zhung Dratshang with around 150 monks.  It is being performed for the well-being of all sentient beings and for the peace and prosperity of the country. It is an annual event.

The three-day workshop on interpretation of constitution and judgment writing began is underway in Phuentshogling. The workshop is an outcome of a two-year partnership contract with the Federal Administrative Court of Switzerland. During the workshop, the participants will revisit the basic skills of interpreting the constitution and other laws with help of Swiss expertise. Judges from the district courts across the country and other law practitioners are taking part in the workshop.

Ambassadors call on PM

The Ambassador of Belgium to Bhutan, Pierre Vaesen, and delegation paid a farewell call on the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, yesterday.

Baza Guru Recitation underway in Trashi Yangtse

The annual Baza Guru Recitation at the Chorten Kora in Trashi Yangtse is underway. A clean environment drive is being carried out alongside the Baza Guru ceremony, presided over by His Eminence Khamtrul Rinpoche.

Chortens vandalised in Zhemgang again

Two Jangchub Chortens were robbed off its Nangtens on Sunday night in two different locations under Nangkhor Gewog in Zhemgang.

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