English | Dzongkha Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Student washed away

A class seven student of Dechencholing Higher secondary School was washed away by Wangchhu River in Thimphu, yesterday.

Lhakhang Karpo’s reconstruction uninterrupted despite controversy

The reconstruction of the Lhakhang Karpo in Haa is underway. It is expected to be completed by next year. Once complete, the Lhakhang will be able to room over a hundred monks and lams. However at present, over 60 young monks and their teachers at the Lhakhang are residing in temporary shelters. They say it is difficult during rainy days and cold winters.

Opposition MP calls PM’s nation report, ‘much ado about nothing’

Opposition member branded the Prime Minister’s State of the Nation Report as too repetitive as it included many aspects of the previous reports. Calling it ‘much ado about nothing,’ Panbang Member of Parliament, Dorji Wangdi said the report included many projects the government had promised since 2013.

PM meets Ambassadors of Canada, Vietnam, and Pakistan

The new Ambassadors of Canada, Vietnam, and Pakistan paid a courtesy call on Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, today.

Opposition says government fails to deliver its biggest pledge

Opposition says the government has miserably failed to deliver one of its biggest election pledges; to create adequate jobs and provide full employment. While they had promised to create 120,000 jobs by 2018, the members of the Opposition believe it is different in reality.

Man convicted for voluntary manslaughter

Thimphu District Court sentenced a man from Punakha to nine years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. The court also asked him to pay the victim’s family a compensation of Nu 450,000 and expenses incurred during funeral rites.

Bhutan’s fish species to be recorded

The National Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries in Haa is in the process of compiling a database of fish species found in Bhutan’s rivers. They are currently assessing the rivers in the West. A meeting was also held with other stakeholders to discuss on how they can play their parts in this effort.

Interview cancellation displeases graduates

The university graduates, who came for interview at the Nyenjor Institute of Technical Skills and Human Value in Gelegphu, say the interview was cancelled without prior notice. The interview was supposed to be held on June 16-17.

ICT Champions recognised

Dr. Purshotam Bhandari, Phurba Wangdi and Sujit Kumar Rai have been recognised as this Year’s ICT Champions. Bhutan Telemedicine Group and Automatic Repository Information System for Community Health were their outstanding contribution to the society through innovation in ICT and Telecommunications.

Outbreak of diarrhoea affects Tokari’s people

About 17 people, including children, from Tokari village under Tsamang Gewog in Monggar were affected by an outbreak of diarrhoea. Four new cases were reported last evening.

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