English | Dzongkha Thursday, December 14, 2017

Family members accuse police of a man’s death

The family members of a man, 35, who died when still under detention, have accused the police personnel for the death. The incident happened in Samtse on April 20 when the police had summoned the detainee, from Dophuchen Gewog, for questioning.

National girls’ football team defeats Kyrgyzstan

The under-14 national girls’ football team defeated Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in their opening match during the AFC under-14 regional girls tournament, yesterday.

PCAL labourers on strike

About 70 Indian labourers, working for Penden Cement Authority Limited (PCAL) in Gomtu under Samtse, are on strike since Friday. They called the strike after PCAL’s management allegedly failed to sort-out discrepancy in their minimum wage rate.

Bhutan could eliminate Malaria by 2018

Bhutan’s plan to eliminate Malaria by 2018 looks promising. The country recorded just 34 malaria cases, last year. In 1994, around 40,000 Malaria cases were detected in the country.

Over 300 truckers fined for overloading in Zhemgang

Over 300 truckers were fined for overloading in Zhemgang, this year. Almost all the trucks are transporting cement bags from Nganglam to Mangdechhu Hydropower Project in Trongsa.

Man apprehended for allegedly distributing pornographic material

A 39-year-old man is under Lhuentse police custody for allegedly distributing a pornographic material on WeChat, Saturday. The freelance tour guide is accused to have uploaded the clip on a Tourism Council Forum from Takila in Lhuentse.

East-West Highway widening nearing completion: Lyonpo Dorji Choden

Works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden said almost 70 percent of the widening work of East-West Highway is complete.

Damaged Drukair aircraft to be repaired in Singapore

Drukair’s aircraft, which was damaged by hailstones over a week ago in Guwahati, India will be taken to Singapore for repair next month. Durkair’s Chief Executive Officer, Tandi Wangchuk said the plane will be back in the country by June.

Teacher hits VP with a knife

A teacher of Udzorong Central School allegedly hit the Vice Principal on his head with a knife, on Friday. The incident happened during school hours at 3:40 PM. The victim who has suffered serious injury on the head has been referred to Monggar Hospital.

Bhutan hosts SAARC Artist Camp

For the first time, Bhutan is hosting SAARC Artist Camp for painting in Thimphu, this year. Thirty seven artists from SAARC countries, including Bhutanese, are taking part in the four-day long camp which began today.

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