English | Dzongkha Monday, October 23, 2017

Wangdue Moenlam Chenmo ends

The moenlam chenmo in Wagdue Phodrang ended today. The eight-day long moenlam chenmo, which was presided over by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, was held at the Tencholing military training centre.

Fire guts Dago Goenpa in Paro

Dago Goenpa in Lango, Paro was razed to the ground by a fire today. The privately owned lhakhang caught fire around 10:30 am.

River Guides of Panbang promotes eco-tourism

River Guides of Panbang, Bhutan’s first ever community-based rafting company based in Panbang, Zhemgang is proving to be a successful ecotourism venture. The company was started by a 10 member local youth group with financial support from the Bhutan Foundation.

Poultry business in Taabji, Chhukha declines

The rising cost of poultry feed and decreasing egg price are turning poultry business into a less profitable business for poultry farmers. The farmers of Taabji village under Darla Gewog fear their business will hit rock bottom if the price of eggs in the markets keeps falling.

Radio brings Lhop community together

The Lhop Community Radio Station, which was introduced last year, is helping the community come together. It is also helping the community preserve their unique language, culture and tradition.

Cattle quarantine station in Nganglam opens

Farmers in Pema Gatshel will no longer have to take their imported cattle all the way to Samdrup Jongkhar or Gelegphu for quarantine. This is because a new cattle quarantine station opened in Nganglam today.

His Majesty’s Mobile Medical Unit conducts screening camp for ex-army personnel

More than 350 former army personnel turned up yesterday at a medical camp in Gelegphu organized by His Majesty’s Kidu Mobile Medical Unit.

Phuentsholing hospital’s lone gynecologist struggles to meet rising needs

Phuentsholing hospital is among the country’s busiest hospitals. As the hospital sees an increasing number of patients including those from Tala, Lhamoizingkha and Samtse, the health staff particularly the gynecologist is struggling to keep up with rising needs.

BAFRA inspects Thimphu meat shops

The officials of Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority in Thimphu inspected meat shops in Thimphu yesterday in preparation for the month long ban on the sale of meat that came into effect today.

Paro airport to introduce parking fees, prepaid taxi service

Beginning March, Paro International Airport will introduce parking fees. This means, parking in the airport car parks will be no longer free.

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