English | Dzongkha Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Pema Gatshel Chhimoong’s traditional offerings

Many local villages and communities have their own age-old tradition of making offerings to their local deities. It is to bring peace and harmony and also to ward-off evil spirits. One such tradition called Dueza is still being practised in Chhimoong Gewog under Pema Gatshel.

NEC to charge for enviroment clearance

Getting an environment clearance from the National Environment Commission (NEC) will be charged from July this year. The commission will charge Nu. 500 for any application. Environment clearance is a perquisite to begin any kind of developmental activities. An additional amount, depending on the type of the work, will be charged for processing the clearance.

ACC shuts down 3 shops in Phuentshogling

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) closed three shops in Phuentshogling yesterday. Officials from the ACC are in Phuentshogling to investigate cases of corruption. Officials refused to comment on the issue.

Aim for 100 percent employment, PM tells task force members

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay told members of the special task force for employment creation to aim for 100 percent employment even if it was not possible. He said the responsibility fell on them to employ every talented and potential youth who seriously wanted to work.

SMC to start coal mining in SJ

The State Mining Corporation (SMC), a subsidiary of Druk Holding and Investments, may start extracting coal in Phuentshogthang Chiwog in Samdrup Jongkhar by October this year. The geological investigation of the site has confirmed sub-bituminous coal, which is an average quality coal. It has also confirmed that approximately over 90,000 truckloads of coal can be mined for 10 years.

Tingtibi residents not happy with DT decision

A special session of the Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) in Zhemgang has decided to develop the current town of Panbang into a Yenlag Throm. This has left the residents of Tingtibi unhappy. Tingtibi was planned as a bustling town in the 7th Five Year Plan but years down the line the plan failed to develop.

PCAL sues Kuensel for alleged defamation

Penden Cement Authority Limited (PCAL) files a defamation case against Kuensel, Bhutan’s National Newspaper. The case was filed at the Samtse Dzongkhag Court yesterday, following a news article on ‘PCAL in Deep Water?’, published on April 9. According to the legal representative of authority, Tshering Dorji, the article lacked objectivity and professionalism and Kuensel has maligned the image of the company.

An elderly man was found brutally murdered with his throat cut, multiple stabs on the neck, chest and back. The body was found on the way to the Royal Thimphu College this morning. As per the forensic test the murder is suspected to have happened at around midnight yesterday or early hours today. Police in Thimphu is yet to identify the deceased. The body is currently at the mortuary.

India thrashed Bhutan by 12 goals to nil in the AFC Under-14 Girls’ Regional Championship in Nepal, yesterday. 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 part in the championship. Bhutan will play the next match against Bangladesh on Wednesday.

What constitute pressing and emergency?

A prosecutor from the office of the attorney general, during the second evidence hearing of the Lhakhang Karpo case today said, the condition under which the dzongkhag DCM truck was used by the Foreign Minister did not qualify as ‘pressing and emergency needs.’

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