English | Dzongkha Monday, July 23, 2018

His Majesty’s medical team treats about 200 people in Zhemgang

A team of doctors accompanying His Majesty offered medical checkup to the people in Zhemgang and Buli, and performed laparoscopy for kidney and gall stone patients, as well as several other minor surgeries.

RMA Governor and Deputy Governors accept unlawful payments

Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) Deputy Governor, Eden Dema, has been found to have tampered and manipulated invitations letters claiming Daily Subsistence Allowance which she was not entitled to. This was one of main findings of the Royal Audit Authority’s 2013 Report.

Residents living near Punatshangchhu Project sites troubled by dusty environment

The Punastangchhu Hydropower Projects I and II are in full swing, but, at a cost. An unsealed road that leads to the Project sites sees hundreds of motorists that emit a lot of dust.

A new shelter for animals in Serbithang

Jangsa Animal Trust Fund inaugurated an animal shelter in Serbithang in Thimphu, today. This provides shelter to stray animals and those released from tsethar.

A model school adopting sustainable practices

According to a non-governmental organisation, Rinchen Kuenphen Primary School in Thimphu is the model school working towards being resource efficient and adopting sustainable practices for the school development.

Continuous rain in Tsirang damaged several farm roads in Kilkhorthang Gewog, making it difficult for vehicles to ply through. Barshong farm roads at Sallarey and Mini khola were also washed away hampering local buses. Though the local leaders informed the Department of Roads, officials say they are focusing on National Highways, only after which the farm roads will be attended to.

Government offices, institutions and schools will remain closed tomorrow to celebrate Thrue or Blessed Rainy Day. Pangrizampa astrologers say the sacred rain will begin falling at about 8:30 AM and will last for a week. The Blessed Rainy Day marks the end of the rainy season in the Bhutanese calendar. It is believed if one bathes on this day, one will be cleansed of all sins.

19-year-old woman gang raped in Thimphu

A 19-year-old woman was gang raped on Wednesday, during the night of Vishwakarma Puja in Thai Temple area in Thimphu. The incident took place at around 10:30 pm.

Swollen river impedes rescue works

Rescue operations to save a Bolero vehicle with a BG number, which had skid off road into the river near Chhuzom, was abandoned because of harsh weather conditions.

Chief Justice attends passing out parade of DeSuups

The Chief Justice, Sonam Tobgye, attended the passing out parade of the 13th batch of DeSuung Programme in Wangdue Phodrang Training centre, today.

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