English | Dzongkha Saturday, October 21, 2017

97 fined for smoking in public over the past 18 days

The inspection team for non-compliance of the smoking rules collected over Nu 160,000 as fines so far. The team, comprising of officials from the Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority(BNCA), Police, Department of Trade, Customs, and Thromde has been carrying out surprise inspections in and around the Thimphu town since 10 July.

A group of youth proposes to teach English to nuns

The nuns of Thangthong Dewachen Nunnery in Zilukha in Thimphu will soon be able to learn the basics of English.A group of youth proposed a project – English for Nuns – during the Youth summit organised by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD). The summit ended on Friday.

Rearing sheep declines in Merag Gewog

Rearing sheep is declining in Merag Gewog of Trashigang and farmers there cited the reasons being laborious and lack of abundant pasture for the animal to graze.

Reading retreat to improve reading culture among youth

To instill the habit of reading in students from an early age, a summer reading retreat was organised at Lobesa Lower Secondary School in Punakha.

Tsirang’s annual marathon sees less participants

Over 60 runners took part in annual dzongkhag marathon in Tsirang, yesterday. While the event, into its 3rd edition, has remained as one of the annual activities in the calendar, the organisers say, the number of participants has been decreasing.

Kanjur oral transmission to begin from next month at Kuensel Phodrang

Preparations are in full swing for the Kanjur oral transmission at Kuensel Phodrang in Thimphu.

Tigers’ survival depend on well-established prey-base

Tiger is a top predator and ensuring their survival depends on a well-established prey-base. For the survival of the endangered cat, it requires the species it preys on to prosper in a shared habitat.

Jomotshangkha landowners finally get Lag Thrams

Landowners of Jomotshangkha Dungkhag town under Samdrup Jongkhar now have the privilege to construct houses.

Chamkhar-Dekiling bypass road construction on track after few hiccups

Works have resumed at the long overdue Chamkhar-Dekiling bypass road in Bumthang after a delay of more than six months.

CCTV camera helps Police nab murder suspects

Thimphu Police apprehended four men for their alleged involvement in the death of a 33-year-old man on Wednesday.

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