English | Dzongkha Monday, December 18, 2017

MoE decides not to relocate central school worth Nu 130 M

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has decided not to relocate the Nu 130 M Norboogang Central School following uproar from the community, last month. People were not happy that the project was to be relocated to Peljorling in Tashichhoeling Dungkhag from the present location in Norboogang.

Four accused of killing tiger in custody

Four suspects, accused to killing a tiger in Nubi Gewog, are still in Trongsa police custody.

Man arrested for allegedly raping a minor

Gelegphu police have detained a 42-year-old man for allegedly raping a 13-year-old minor, yesterday.

Three apparently arrested for smuggling 7 KG gold

Tsimasham Police, under Chhukha Dzongkhag, is said to have arrested a man and a woman, suspected of smuggling seven kilograms of gold, earlier this week.

19 vintage cars in the country

Nineteen vintage cars, from around the world, are in the country for 15 days for a rally called Thunder Dragon. The rally, which has the oldest car, Vauxhall 1923 model, entered the country from Phuentshogling. A car manufactured between 1919 and 1930 is considered vintage.

Zimpon Wom delivers kidu semso on behalf of His Majesty

Zimpon Wom from the office of Gyalpoi Zimpon delivered His Majesty’s kidu semso to the affected households, who lost their paddy to the recent windstorm in Punakha, yesterday.

Confusion in the house on ratification procedure

The National Assembly’s Deputy Speaker, Chimi Dorji maintains the Motor Vehicles Agreement has been ratified even though an Opposition member says otherwise. During yesterday’s voting 22 had voted in favour of the ratification, 14 against and three abstained.
The National Assembly Act says a bill shall be passed by a simple majority of the total number […]

NA rejects Opposition’s proposal to discuss Paro Thromde’s boundary

The National Assembly has rejected the Opposition’s proposal to reconsider the Parliament’s decision on the boundary of Paro Thromde. Locals in Paro fear that they will not be able to farm, as more than 500 acres of paddy fields now come under the new thromde boundary.

Regional hospitals to have CT scan

There are incidences of people dying on their way to the National Referral Hospital in Thimphu from Monggar and Gelegphug region in absence like MRI and CT scan facilities, according to the Kengkhar-Weringla MP, Rinzin Jamtsho.

Bhutan and Sri Lanka hold first annual bilateral consultation

The first annual bilateral consultation between Bhutan and Sri Lanka was held on Monday in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. Foreign Secretary, Tshering Dorji had led the Bhutanese delegation and the Sri Lankan delegation was led by Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary, Chitranganee Wagiswara.

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