English | Dzongkha Sunday, July 21, 2019

Better Business Council in the offing

Representatives from the government, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Druk Holding and Investments, Associations of Tourism and Bhutanese Industries and the Construction Association of Bhutan met in the capital this week to discuss the establishment of Better Business Council.

DPT wants to withdraw its case against Dasho Benji

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) wants to withdraw the case against Dasho Paljor J Dorji, popularly known as Dasho Benji. The Opposition Party’s reasoning to the court was that the case had led to varied discussions among the people and was creating a divisive society. This, they said, was setting a wrong precedence as it was giving opportunity to the disgruntled people to create misunderstanding in the society.

Rangjung gets the support

After decades of waiting, Rangjung town will finally be upgraded into a satellite town in Trashigang. The recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu decided Rangjung town to be its satellite town.

More shops shut down in Phuentshogling

(Update): The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has closed at least three more shops in Phuentshogling yesterday for indulging in alleged corrupt practices. According to unconfirmed sources, more shops are closed but BBS is yet to confirm the number of shops.

Two men from Samdrup Jongkhar are in police custody in Jalpaiguri in India. They were arrested when the forestry officials found them carrying leopard skin and bones. Police in Phuentshogling said the men were probably arrested the day before.

Bangladesh thrashed Bhutan by 16 goals to nil in the Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Girls’ Regional Championship in Nepal. In the first match, Bhutan lost to India by 12 goals to nil. Bhutan along with Bangladesh and India are in Group B. A total of seven teams from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are taking in the championship. The final will be played on Saturday.

(Update): The man who was murdered yesterday was identified as a 50-year-old taxi driver from Samtse. His taxi was found left near Hotel River View. The body was handed over to his relatives today. The man was found murdered on the way to Royal Thimphu College with cuts on throats, chest and neck. As of now police refused to comment on the suspects as investigations are still going on.

Paro’s central school location questioned

As part of the school reform programme, the central school of Paro Dzongkhag was established in Wanakha under Naja Gewog. However, according to the local leaders they were not consulted, neither was the Dzongkhag education office while establishing the school. The issue was raised during the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu in Paro.

Local Tshechu reinstated after 35 years

After 35 years locals of Toedwang Gewog in Punakha have reinstated their Tshechu. The day long Menay Lhakhang Tshechu concluded on Saturday. The Tshechu was reinstated by the people of Khawa Jhara, and Wangkha Jibjo in the gewog.

Principal and student killed in vehicle accident

The principal of Konbar Primary School, Monggar and a student of Monggar higher secondary school died on the spot in a vehicle accident. The car they were travelling in went off the road at Garbaktang in Monggar, last night. The principal was driving the car. Garbaktang is just about a kilometre away from Monggar town.

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