English | Dzongkha Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sucide victim’s uncle seeks reinvestigation

The uncle of the 16-year-old female student, who died by suicide in Monggar, has put up an appeal letter to the Chief of Police, seeking reinvestigation.

NC adopts Bio-safety Bill

The National Council members unanimously adopted the Bio-safety Bill of Bhutan 2014, today.

His Majesty graces launch of ‘National Clean and Sober Day’

His Majesty the King graced the launch of the ‘National Clean and Sober Day’ by the Chithuen Phendey Association.

Central Monastic Body leaves for winter residence

Led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the five lopens, the Central Monastic Body left for Punakha, their winter residence, today.

2.05% GDP unacceptable: PM

Poor administration of fiscal policies, in the last five years, has led to the downfall in the country’s economy, said the Prime Minister, yesterday.

MPs talk about increasing number of suicide cases

The Member of Parliament from Dramedtse-Ngatshang, Ugyen Wangdi, highlighted about the increasing number of suicide cases of students in the National Assembly, yesterday. He questioned the education minister if measures are put in place to prevent such cases in future.

Bhutan’s first central school to open next year

Forty nine schools in the country will be developed as central schools in the next four years under the School Reform Programme. Yelchen Central School in Pema Gatshel, the country’s first central school, opens from the next academic year.

Ineffective solar fencing done away with

The six-kilometre solar fencing, put in place to fend off elephants in Tashichhoeling Gewog in Samtse, has proved to be ineffective. The fencing, which cost Nu.2.5 MN, was removed five months ago.

Come monsoon season, the flooding problem at Shetikhari in Gelegphu will be solved permanently. The Department of Roads is constructing a 100-meter bridge in the area. The bridge, costing over Nu.8 MN, is expected to be completed by July 2015. Shetikhari is located along the Gelegphu-Zhemgang highway. It is about one and a half kilometers from Gelegphu town towards Zhemgang.

The parents of a 24-year-old student, who died by alleged suicide, have lodged a complaint with the police in Wangduephodrang. They suspect foul play behind their son’s death. The deceased was a class 12 student.

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