English | Dzongkha Friday, October 20, 2017

Father accused of raping daughter

A 39-year-old man from Chhuzanggang has been detained by the Gelegphu Police. He has been accused of raping his 16-year-old daughter since December 2013.

Of disappearing Shamanism

The practice of shamanism could be a vanishing practice in the rural areas of Zhemgang. One of the Shamanic practitioners is 62-year-old Angay Karma, who is from Berty.

Bhutan-Thailand friendship offer attracts Thai tourists

The ongoing Bhutan-Thailand friendship offer is seeing an increasing number of Thai tourists visiting the country. A total of 1,666 Thai tourists visited the Country, from June 1 till date.

Bhutanese women to guest-pose during bodybuilding championship

For the first time, two Bhutanese women, will be guest-posing during the 7th National Bodybuilding Championship. Four women athletes from Thailand will also be guest-posing with them.

Tsamdro and Sokshing: Leasing a traditional livelihood

Come July, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest will be implementing the provisions of the Land Act 2007 concerning Tsamdro and Sokshing, which has been kept on hold since March, 2009.

DNT asks the government to reconsider salary hike

One of the political parties, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT), says politicians have placed their self-interest first rather than the national interest. The party had called a press conference in Thimphu, yesterday.

Bhutan well ahead of schedule to phase out HCFC

Bhutan is well ahead of schedule to phase out Hydrochlrofluorocarbon (HCFC). Bhutan was able to phase out 10 percent of HCFC by 2013.

Jobs are available: PM tells hundreds of job seekers

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, said there are enough jobs in the market if the youth are willing to take it up. He was speaking at the launch of the Guaranteed Employment Programme (GEP), where hundreds of hopeful job seekers had turned up, today.

Cervical cancer; among leading cause of death of Bhutanese women

Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of death of Bhutanese women. About 25-30 women die yearly, due to limited awareness and late diagnosis, despite it being preventable. And this year, nearly 30 cases of cervical cancer have already been detected.

Gomphu-Panbang Highway already benefitting people

The incomplete but much debated and controversial Gomphu-Panbang Highway has benefitted the people of Lower Kheng. Business opportunities have opened up for the people living along the 44 KM highway allowing many shops to sprout. The highway opened to traffic last year.

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