English | Dzongkha Friday, October 20, 2017

Man accused of raping, impregnating 14-year-old girl

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has charged a 47-year-old man with a second degree felony for raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl student.

Trongsa dzong renovation works to complete before deadline

The ongoing renovation works at the Trongsa Dzong is expected to complete ahead of schedule. About 80 per cent of the renovation work has already been completed.

Farmers in east trained on vegetable seed production

For sustainable production of seeds, 20 farmers from six eastern districts attended three-day long training on vegetable seed production in Monggar recently. It is to make vegetable seeds easily available in the eastern region and also encourage farmers to earn higher returns.

Artificial turf ground for Samdrup Jongkhar

Samdrup Jongkhar will have an artificial turf football ground by the end of this month. The laying of the artificial turn at the dzongkhag’s football ground is going on in full swing.

Dorokha farmers learn Zhungdra, Boedra for first time

It has been over a month since people in Dorokha Drungkhag in Samtse have been rehearsing traditional dances to be performed during the consecration ceremony of their much awaited Gatsheling Lhakhang next month. As part of rehearsals, villagers are learning Zhungdra and Boedra dance moves which never crossed their minds before.

Hydropower revenue to be set aside as part of stabilisation fund

The revenue generated by the three major hydropower projects- Mangdechhu and Punatsangchhu I and II will be set aside as part of the government’s Stabilisation Fund.

Health Ministry to start shorter regimen of MDR-TB treatment in 2018

Starting next year, the Ministry of Health will introduce the shorter regimen for the treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis or MDR TB in the three referral hospitals in the country. In this, the treatment period will be shortened from 20 months to nine to eleven months.

SoEs must implement six-month maternity leave beginning next year

Come January 2018, all state owned enterprises (SoEs) will have to implement the revised parental leave, which is six months of maternity leave and 10 working day paternity leave.

Bhutan drops to 190 in latest FIFA ranking

Bhutan dropped 16 places to 190 in the latest FIFA rankings released yesterday.

Boy electrocuted to death in Tsirang

In a tragic accident in Tsirang, a 15-year-old student of Tsirang Toe Lower Secondary School has been electrocuted to death.

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