English | Dzongkha Friday, April 26, 2019

Number of snow leopard dwindles

The number of snow leopards has declined by 20 percent across the world in the last 16 years. A report by the World Wildlife Fund, released yesterday, states only 4,000 snow leopards remain in the wild today.

Bhutan scores high in pedestrian safety but is weak in implementing rules

Even as the enforcement of road safety rules is weak, Bhutan has performed significantly better in terms of pedestrian deaths in the region. Every year, around 15 people per 1,000 die of road fatalities according to World Health Organisation’s global status report on road safety.

A precariously located ECCD centre has parents worried

Frequent landslides near the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centre in Dzomi, Punakha has parents worried about their kid’s safety. The centre has 17 students with the eldest just over five years old.

Team Royal Bhutan Army bags interdepartmental basketball tournament

The team Royal Bhutan Army won this years’ Interdepartmental basketball tournament. They defeated Bhutan Insurance Limited in the final played Wednesday. The army team scored 101 points against Bhutan Insurance Ltd’s 82 points. This is their second championship title.

His Majesty celebrates Dashain with the people of Loggchina

His Majesty the King joined the people of Loggchina Gewog in Chhukha to celebrate Dashain, yesterday. His Majesty also granted an audience to the hundreds of people gathered to welcome and meet the King.

PM completes tour of 41 gewogs across country

During his 19 day journey from Gasa to Saephu, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay asked the people to focus on improving their agriculture produce while promising government support.
Prime Minister met the people of Laya and Lunana in Gasa and visited four other gewogs in Wangdue Phodrang. It is the Prime Minister’s first visit to Lunana.
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Gelegphu airport, not ready for commercial flights?

Drukair, the national airline is still examining if the domestic airport infrastructure in Gelegphu are well in place for flight operations. The Department of Air Transport said they informed the national airline a few months ago that the airport has been certified to operate commercial flights.

Assistant principal confess to murder

The Assistant Principal of Yabilaptsa Middle Secondary School who is under police custody has confessed to the murder of a 13-year-old student according to Zhemgang Police. The incident happened on Friday.

More students leave school

An increasing number of students between classes PP to 10 are leaving schools according to the recent Annual Education Statistics published by the education ministry. The rate of students leaving school increased to around 5,000 compared to 3,000 students in the previous year.

Man dies on board Drukair

An 80-year-old Indian man died on board a Drukair flight to Singapore today. A press release from the national airline states that the incident happened 35 minutes before descent to Singapore.

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