English | Dzongkha Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thimphu’s Urban Planning Division short-staffed

The Urban Planning Division of Thimphu Thromde is short-staffed. They have only five urban planners.Two Urban Planners quit last year in addition to another one who left this year.

Cycling, a viable mode of transport in Lhamoi Dzingkha

If you happen to visit Lhamoi Dzingkha Dungkhag in Dagana, you will straightaway notice people riding bicycles. Most residents use bicycle to get by.

A 43-year-old man succumbed to head injuries after he fell down from a high mound of silage in Balam under Monggar District. The incident happened yesterday afternoon as he was piling dried maize plant, say sources. The police say foul play has been ruled out. The deceased had also sustained broken ribs.

Sacred yet neglected?

Pemaling, under Trashi Yangtse District is considered as one of the most sacred sites of Guru Rinpoche in country. But, the sacred site is not as popular as other sacred sites in the country given the remoteness of it.

Country to experience light rain

The country could experience light rain during the next three to four days, says the Meteorology Division under the Department of Hydro-Met Services. The depression in the Arabian Sea, which is expected to develop into cyclone in the next 24 hours, is said to trigger the rain.

Nepal police releases Bhutanese woman

(Update): The Bhutanese woman, who was apprehended by police in Nepal, was released, yesterday.

Man detained for allegedly raping a minor

The Monggar police have detained a 40-year-old man for allegedly raping 11-year-old girl in Chagsakhar in Monggar. The minor is physically and mentally challenged.

Logo for celebration of 60th birth anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo

A green dragon with a sheep horn and four national flag coloured jewels and a golden khorlo clasped in its claws is the Logo for the celebration of the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

Third arrest in Chang Gup Naku’s land scam

National Land Commission’s Legal Head, Karma Jamtsho is the latest person to be arrested in connection with the alleged land scam involving former Chang Gup Naku, which is being investigated by the ACC. Karma Jamtsho was arrested on Wednesday midnight.

Awards to retain and reward professionals

Shortage of Engineers, Architects, Urban Planners in the country is a longstanding story. In an effort to retain these professionals, the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement introduced an award system, to recognise and reward the professionals.

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