English | Dzongkha Thursday, October 19, 2017

400 students unable to attend classes owing to SJ flood

About 400 students of Samdrup Jongkhar Primary School should be able to attend regular classes from Wednesday onward, according to Thromde Education Officer, Dorji Gyelpo. They were unable to go to their school as the bridge connecting their school with the town was washed away, yesterday.

MoAF and JICA sign to improve rural roads

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and Japan International Cooperation Agency signed the ‘minutes of discussion’ to improve machinery for the construction and maintenance of rural roads in the country.

Polyandry on the decline

The practice of Polyandry marriage, among women in Merak and Sakten Gewogs under Trashigang District, is sharply declining, with youth refusing to accept the age-old practice. Polyandry is a practice of a woman having more than one husband at the same time.

Dungsam River breaks banks

Given the incessant rainfall, Dungsam River, which flows on the left side of Samdrup Jongkhar town, broke its banks and flooded the town, yesterday. It washed away a suspension bridge and a truck. No causalities were reported.

Search for 18-year-old girl continues

Search effort for the 18-year-old girl, a student of Dorokha Central School in Samtse, continues. She was washed away 30 meters away from the confluence of Machu River and Amochhu on Saturday.

Inflation at its lowest

Bhutan’s consumer inflation dipped to its lowest in July this year reaching a meager 3.4 percent. This means price of goods and services increased by only 3.4 percent compared to a year ago when it increased by an average 8 percent.
Imported inflation fell by over 2.6 percent between June and July this year. The significant […]

NPPF violates housing management rules: Audit report

The National Pension and Provident Fund violated its Housing Management Rules and Regulations by allotting housing units to private individuals, according to the audit report of 2014.
The regulation specifies that only eligible members, covered by the NPPF plan, shall be entitled to the NPPF’s housing units.
The audit findings revealed that 12 housing units were occupied […]

Court prosecutes six men for forgery

Phuentsholing Dungkhag Court is conducting a preliminary hearing involving six men alleged to have forged signature to make unauthorized withdrawal of Nu 4.5 M. They supposedly forged signature of a former businessman.

Six arrested for series of burglary

Thimphu Police have arrested six men suspected to be involved in a series of burglary in the capital. The suspects are said to be involved in more than 39 cases. Apart from the 39 cases, they are suspected to be involved in some more cases which are under investigation.

Six boys arrested for theft

Thimphu Police arrested six boys, suspected to be involved in robbery, in the capital yesterday. The teenagers, between the ages of 14-18, are accused of robbing a man at Zilukha in Thimphu at around 8:15 PM on Saturday.
According police, the man was cycling home from office when he was stopped by the boys and was […]

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