English | Dzongkha Friday, December 15, 2017

Recently restored Taklai channel inoperative

Sand and stones, washed down by Taklai River, has blocked the head channel of the country’s longest irrigation channel in Sarpang. Taklai irrigation channel was restored two months ago, with a grant assistance of Nu 500 M, from Japan.

National Basketball men’s team gearing up for South Asian Championship

Bhutan National men’s Basketball team is gearing up for the fourth South Asian Basketball Championship, in Bengaluru, India from July 3-5. The championship will determine which team from South Asian Basketball Association will qualify for the 28th International Basketball Federation Asian Championship.

Keeping Tsazo alive

The once-thriving bamboo weaving tradition in Thongrong village under Phongmey Gewog in Trashigang is under threat. Apart from the lack of raw materials, lack of interest among the younger generation to pick up the craft after their forefathers is aiding the disappearance of the tradition.

Early warning system helped timely evacuation: DDM

Two hours after the Lemthangtsho burst open in Laya, yesterday, mass evacuation of people living by the banks of Mochhu had begun. The siren had gone off thrice by then. For many, it was a moment of panic.

Domestic power tariff to be revised

Starting next month, with the revision in domestic power tariff, small and large consumers will experience an increase in their electricity bills.
For households, electricity bills could increase by Nu 100-400 a month.

80% of bars and drayangs violating rules

The nationwide inspection conducted by the Economic Affairs Ministry recently, revealed that 80 percent of bars and drayangs in the country are violating the rules. While some were found operating without licenses, many were doing business on hired or bought licenses.

Bhutanese detained in New Delhi for allegedly smuggling gold

A man from Sha-Kazhi in Wangdue Phodrang is detained at India’s capital Delhi’s district jail at Rohini in connection with alleged smuggling of 17 kilograms of gold worth over Nu 44 M.

Deceased’s family compensated

After over two months, the family of the Thimphu Thromde employee, who died in a work accident, finally received compensation.

Tading Gewog readying for a new gup

Preparations are underway to elect a new Gup for Tading Gewog in Samtse after the former Gup was terminated from the post. He was terminated after the dzongkhag court found him guilty of battery charges, earlier, this month.

Hundreds evacuated after lake outburst in Laya

Hundreds of people living downstream of Mochhu in Punakha and Wangduephodrang were evacuated after a lake outburst was reported in Laya under Gasa at 6:30 PM, today.

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