English | Dzongkha Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ngultrum value still lower than INR in informal market

Despite the economy showing improvement since the rupee shortage in 2012, Indian rupee is still being traded at a premium in the bordering Indian town of Jaigaon. In informal market, Ngultrum’s value has decreased by 7 to 8 percent.

HRH Gyaltshab celebrates Thruebab in the east

His Royal Highness the Gyaltshab Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck celebrated the Blessed Rainy Day with more than 3,000 public including civil servants, local leaders, local people, families of Royal Bhutan Police and Royal Bhutan Army, staff of various regional agencies, students of Bayling Higher Secondary School and Trashi Yangtse Institute for Zorig Chusum in Trashi Yangtse.

Royal Grandmother graces 50th Kichu Drubchen

Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck, graced the first day of the Kichu Palchen Drubchen in Paro, yesterday.

Zhemgang yet to decide on Dakphel-Trong merger

The dzongkhag administration in Zhemgang is yet to decide on the issue of bringing Dakphel village under Trong Gewog. At the moment the village is under Nangkor Gewog. Locals want to merge their village with Trong Gewog.

Three escapes unhurt

(Update): Three people, who were in the Maruti Van that was covered under massive debris, at Rewatala, along the Trongsa-Zhemgang escaped unhurt. The incident occurred on Sunday at 8:30 PM.

House razed in Paro

A fire completely burnt down a one-storied home in Shari Gewog in Paro, on Monday. The house, which was empty at the time, is believed to have caught fire at around 12.30 AM.

Bhutan in Group B for SAFF Cup

Bhutan has been placed in Group B to face Afghanistan, the Maldives, and Bangladesh in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Suzuki Cup.

Airport security seizes US$ 95,000 from four businessmen

Airport security and customs officials at the Paro Airport jointly intercepted over US$ 95,000 and other currencies on Saturday. The undeclared currencies were discovered from four Bhutanese businessmen traveling to Bangkok.

Man apprehended for attempt to rape

The police in Trongsa have apprehended a 32-year-old man from Trashigang for allegedly attempting to rape a 75-year-old woman. The incident occurred on Septmeber 19 at Pangzur under Langthil Gewog in Trongsa.

Five die in accident

Five people, four male and one female, died on the spot when the vehicle they were travelling in went off the road at Wachey about 27 kilometres from Wangdue towards Trongsa, yesterday.

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