English | Dzongkha Sunday, April 21, 2019

Declining sense of ownership and lack of budget impedes Water Safety Plan progress in rural areas

Even today, over 400,000 people in rural areas do not have access to safe drinking water. This is because the government is facing challenges in implementing the water safety plan, due to lack of budget.

Use zebra crossings or get penalised starting October this year

By October this year, even pedestrians will be penalised for not using the zebra crossings in Thimphu. Pedestrians will have to pay a fine of Nu 550 for not using the zebra crossings. Until today, only motorists have been penalised Nu 700 for not following the zebra crossing rule.

His Majesty graced the last day of Paro Tshechu

His Majesty The King graced the last day of Paro Tshechu yesterday. His Majesty offered prayers before the Guru Thongdrol, which is unfurled on the final day.

Lands belonging to former Chang Gup Naku, frozen

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has frozen six plots of land belonging to former Chang Gup Naku, his two sons and two buyers. Two plots in his name and two other buyers are in Semtokha while two plots in his sons’ name are in Babesa. The six plots altogether comes to almost three acres.

Dagapela water woes

Dagapela residents are in short of clean drinking water for many years now. With no proper water source, people are forced to fetch water from a pond nearby, which people say is not safe for drinking.

Freelance guide detained for theft of service

Thimphu police detained a 28-year-old woman, last Friday for alleged theft of service. The woman from Paro works as a freelance guide.

Team Paro wins women’s Khuru tournament for second time

Team Paro won the 2nd women’s open Khuru tournament for the second consecutive year in the capital. The finals were played yesterday.

Mining Companies ordered to compensate 8 households of Gida Wom village

Bench II of Thimphu District court ordered three private mining companies to pay over Nu 745,000 as compensation to eight households of Gida Wom village under Maedwang Gewog in Thimphu. The district court passed its verdict on Gida Wom mining case yesterday.

Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck in Qatar

Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck is in Qatar attending an international conference titled “Writing Women’s life”. The three day ends today. Her Royal presently is a panel speaker at the conference and is presenting a paper on “Land Tenure Systems and Women‘s Empowerment in Bhutan”.

Drains, an alternate trashcan for Thimphu residents

Drains in Thimphu city are an open trashcan for most residents living in the city. Contrary to the efforts made by the Thromde and few volunteers to keep the city clean, many still continue to dump waste in the drains.

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