English | Dzongkha Monday, October 23, 2017

ACC records fewer complaints

The number of complaints received by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) decreased significantly in the third quarter compared to the second quarter this year. The commission received 60 complaints lesser in the third quarter.

Seat belts: To wear or not to wear

Bhutanese drivers can hardly be seen wearing seat belts while driving cars. The World Health Organization gave Bhutan only 3 out of 10 for implementing the seat belt rule. The Road Safety and Transport Regulation 1999 mandates drivers and passengers of motor vehicles besides motor cycle, to wear seat belts.

A mechanism to prevent slides along highways

The Works and Human Settlement Ministry and a Japanese company has initiated a research project called Non Frame Method for slope stabilisation, aimed at preventing landslides along highways in Bhutan.

Bhutanese woman involved in illegal ATM transaction

(Update): In a latest finding by the Anti-Corruption Commission, a Bhutanese woman living in Jaigaon has been using 15 different ATM cards and has withdrawn over Rs 6.5 million since 2012.

Students in Trashigang hope to beat world record, solving Rubik’s cube

Rubik’s cube, a puzzle solving game is the latest fad among students in Trashigang Middle Secondary School. The puzzle game became popular after a video of two students solving the puzzle cube became popular on social media site Facebook.

Royal tour of Chhukha concludes

His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen concluded their Royal Tour of villages across Chhukha Dzongkhag. Their Majesties arrived in Thimphu yesterday.

Farmers worry about their only source of income

(Update): Farmers in Punakha who lost their paddy to heavy rain and windstorm last week are measuring their year’s work go in vain. The untimely rainfall that lasted seven minutes destroyed over 100 acres of paddy fields across Punakha.

100 acres of paddy fields damaged in Punakha

Heavy rainfall along with hailstorm which lasted for about seven minutes damaged paddy in four Gewogs in Punakha on Friday evening. Over 100 acres of paddy fields belonging to some 90 households were damaged.

Feral dogs attack livestock in Lunana

Dogs may not necessarily be men’s best friend, at least in the highlands of Lunana. Feral dogs, mostly breeds of Tibetan Mastiffs have been wrecking havoc by attacking yaks.

Scholars meet to discuss Bhutanese book culture

Local and international scholars met at the capital today to share their knowledge of ancient Bhutanese book culture. The discussion during the seminar, which lasted two days centered on how traditional books, were made or written.

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