English | Dzongkha Sunday, October 22, 2017

Prayer ceremonies for The Gyalsey’s birth begins

Prayer ceremonies for the birth of The Gyalsey have begun across the country, with the Zhung Dratshang, Dzongkhag Rabdheys, and Shedras, all over Bhutan, performing Zhabdrung Dha Nang Kurim.

Highway connects Lhamoi Dzingkha

Lhamoi Dzingkha Dungkhag, previously known as Kalikhola, in Dagana, is now accessible through road within the country. A 53-kilometer highway from Tashilakha in Chhukha to Lhamoi Dzingkha opened to traffic, yesterday. The new highway cuts short the distance by 20 kilometres.

Audit points out grim reality of newspapers’ circulation

A circulation audit, conducted by the Audit Bureau of Circulations from India, found that seven of the nine print media houses in Bhutan are either dishonest or negligent, when it comes to circulation.

Slight increase in number of accidents under alcohol influence

The number of motor vehicle accidents, under the influence of alcohol, slightly increased last year as compared to 2014. From 160 cases reported in 2014, the number increased to 195 in 2015.

Drujeygang Drubthob, aged 100, dies

Drubthob Yeshi Phuntsho, popularly known as Drujeygang Drubthob died at the age of a 100, last Thursday. The Drubthob was known for his secret meditation and sacred practices.

70 percent contractors do not meet CDB’s requirements

About 70 percent of medium and large class contractors do not meet the requirements set by the Construction Development Board (CDB). Such mass non-compliance by over 300 contractors was found during the monitoring of office establishments of the contractors.

Crime rate comes down by 13 percent

There was a drop of 13 percent crime rate in the country in 2015 as compared to 2014. From 2,367 cases in 2014 the number decreased to 2,055, last year.

First youth summit underway in Punakha

Over 90 youth from across the country are attending the first ever youth summit, which is underway at Ugyen Academy, in Punakha. The four-day summit, ‘youth for change,’ began yesterday.

Bhutan climbs three places in corruption perception index

Bhutan has jumped three places up in the 2015’s corruption perception index from 2014. Bhutan ranks 27th least corrupted countries from 168 countries, a report released by a global Civil Society Organization, Transparency says.

Taktshang to remain open even on Tuesdays until April

Paro Dzongkhag Administration has suspended the closing of Paro Taktshang every Tuesday following discontent among tour operators. The rule will be lifted for three months, until April, so that an alternative could be worked out.

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