English | Dzongkha Thursday, December 13, 2018

Satellite town status eludes Dagapela

For many years, locals expected Dagapela to be a thriving town in Dagana. Instead, it was Lhamoidzingkha that was declared as the Yenlag Thromde. The decision has disappointed many of them.

Landslide damages huts in Tronga

A landslide in Trongsa damaged two huts yesterday evening. The landslide, triggered by continuous rain in the past few days, occurred at Lawshong, a few hundred meters away from Trongsa town towards Thimphu.

Project engineer of Lhakhang Karpo receives 2 and half years

The project engineer of the Lhakhang Karpo corruption case was sentenced to a total of two years and six months prison term by the Haa District Court, yesterday.

Draktsho’s four athletes to compete in special Olympics

Four athletes from Draktsho Vocational Training Centre for special children and youth are getting ready to participate in the 14th World Special Summer Olympic Games. The Special Olympics will be held in Los Angeles in the United States of America on July 25.

We need a thromde: Pema Gatshel’s local leaders

The local leaders of Pema Gatshel say parliament not endorsing a thromde for their dzongkhag is “a matter of shame”. Pema Gatshel was the only dzongkhag that failed to get a Thromde of the 16 proposed in the last Parliament.

Big fire breaks out after short circuit in Monggar

A big fire broke out from the ‘four pole distribution structure’ in Monggar town, this morning. The short circuit is said to have caused by a falling tree on an electrical line in Phosorong, about a kilometer away from Monggar town.

Man drowns in drain

A man, 30, drowned in a drain on Monday night in Paro. The incident occurred in Geptey area under Wangchang Gewog in Paro.

Man allegedly stabbed to death

A 32-year-old man died on the spot after his friend allegedly stabbed him on his chest in Thimphu, yesterday. The incident took place at around 3.15 PM, following an argument at the deceased aunt’s place in Lungtenzampa.

Foreign minister acquitted

Haa District Court acquitted Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje of the alleged abuse of functions, related to Lhakhang Karpo’s reconstruction, as the then Haa Dzongda.

MERS scare puts Bhutan on Red Alert

Bhutan is on a Red Alert zone, owing to its flight routes to Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, as Thailand has reported a confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

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