English | Dzongkha Sunday, April 21, 2019

Punakha Dromche begins

The three-day annual Dromche began in Punakha from today. The venerable Dorji Lopen of Zhung Dratshang is presiding over the Dromche.

The 15th International Mother Language Day was observed in Thimphu, yesterday. The day was observed to create linguistic, cultural and traditional awareness. The dancers from Bangladesh performed at Nehru Wangchuck Cultural Centre in Thimphu.

Neighbors, friends and relatives received the second runner-up of strongest man competition, Sonam Tshering, 50, from Paro with much fanfare and jubilation. They mobbed the Nyagoe as soon as he reached Geptey’s outskirts. Sonam Tshering is from Geptey. Sonam Tshering was the oldest competitor in the tournament held last week.

Restrictions result in reduced indirect tax collection

The freeze on construction loans and ban on import of cars, besides other restrictive fiscal and monetary measures, did not only suppress economic growth, but also affected government’s revenue collection.

Man arrested for Lhakhang burglary

Bumthang police arrested a 36-year-old man yesterday in connection with burglary at Chukchi Lhakhang in Gyetsha village under Bumthang.

His Majesty offered wishes for 35th Birth Anniversary

The people of Bhutan, represented by the Prime Minister and Lhengye, Pungthim Dratshang, Heads of Armed Forces and Constitutional Bodies, Centenary Farmers, Taxi Drivers, Trongsa Penlop Scholars, and Desuups, offered wishes to His Majesty the King for His Majesty’s 35th Birth Anniversary at the Lingkana Palace yesterday.

A social malady called Alcohol

In the last two years, 37 people had died of alcohol related diseases while 283 others were admitted in the Monggar Regional Hospital. Alcoholism, according to doctors, has been a serious problem in the east and continues to remain so.

Plantation and maintenance of flower gardens along the Norzin Lam in Thimphu began today. The Works and Human Settlement Minister, Dorji Choden, who led the plantation work, said the public will have to support to maintain and beautifying the city. The residents nearby will be assigned to maintain the project.

Scouts are custodians of Bhutan’s culture, heritage and identity: His Majesty

His Majesty the King celebrated his 35th birth anniversary with over one thousand scouts of all ages in Thimphu yesterday. His Majesty also inaugurated the first National Scouts day and interacted with the scouts. His Majesty the King was accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen.

Monpas mourn lost tradition

Monpa’s of Jangbi in Trongsa maybe losing their tradition of wearing their ancestral dress called the Pagay, but the dialect they speak still remain popular within the community.

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