English | Dzongkha Thursday, November 15, 2018

Men sentenced for armed robbery

Tsirang District court sentenced two men and two teenagers to prison term ranging from three to five years for armed robbery.

Valuable tusk stolen

A valuable elephant tusk measuring 5 feet 7 inches long, along with other valuable ornaments, were stolen from a Lhakhang at Walakha in Guma Gewog under Punakha. The incident happened Friday night.

Maintenance of Sunkosh-Dagana road begins

Maintenance of Sunkosh-Dagana road begins

After six years, the maintenance of 87- kilometre Sunkosh-Dagana road has begun. The road is not just narrow but riddled with potholes. So far, 10 kilometres of the road has been blacktopped.

His Majesty grants audience in Trashigang

His Majesty the King granted audience to people of Thrimshing and Kangpar Gewogs in Thrimshing under Trashigang, yesterday.

Three sentenced to life for chorten vandalism

Monggar Dzongkhag Court sentenced three men to life imprisonment for chorten vandalism. In a verdict passed yesterday, another man was sentenced to 13 years for solicitation and purchase of chortens’ nangten, illegally.

Foreign Minister given “Authorised Absence”

The government has decided to give the Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, an “Authorised Absence” in connection with alleged corruptions related to Lhakhang Karpo’s renovation.

BCSEA traces leak suspect

(Update): Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) has traced the person responsible for leaking English II question paper for Class XII board examination. The paper was leaked on the eve of the examination. BCSEA had carried out investigation after they received a complaint that the paper was leaked.

Ability Bhutan Society creates awareness in Samtse

In an effort to support and educate parents and community members about disabilities, the Ability Bhutan Society, a Civil Society Organisation, recently conducted advocacy and awareness programme in Samtse Dzongkhag.

Rural-urban migration impacts Nabji and Korphu

Rural-urban migration has not spared Nabji and Korphu villages in Trongsa. About a dozen houses of the 65 houses are empty in Nabji and 22 out of 81 houses in Korphu are empty.

The plight of private media

More than 30 journalists, mostly from private print media, have left the profession since 2009, the key factor being financial constraints.

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