English | Dzongkha Friday, April 19, 2019

Flood mitigation works in Trashi Yangtse town to be complete this month

The construction of the flood protection wall along the Serkhang stream, which flows through Trashi Yangtse town, is nearing completion.

Tashiling residents in Gelegphu without power supply  

More than 50 households in Tashiling Demkhong under Gelegphu Thromde in Sarpang have been without  electricity for three days now. The power blackout has been caused by a damage to an underground power cable. 

Dairy products not easily available in SJ despite abundant milk production

Samdrup Jongkhar produces almost 2,500 litres of milk in a day, but the town relies on nearby districts for its  butter and cheese supply. Now, this is because local farmers prefer to sell milk over churning it into cheese and butter.

27 new HIV cases detected

The National HIV, AIDS and STIs Control Program of the Ministry of Health has detected 27 new HIV cases, taking the total number of people living with the virus in the country to 452.

Chencho Gyeltshen signs with Bengaluru FC

Chencho Gyletshen, who was a hit in the I-League last season with Minerva Punja, has now signed with Indian Super League (ISL) finalists, Bengaluru FC.

Rephey-Khoshila bypass construction completed

The construction of Rephey-Khoshila bypass in Langthil Gewog in Trongsa is now complete. However, the Department of Road (DoR) office in Trongsa says the road would open to traffic only after the construction of two bridges on the route is complete.

Gelegphu Tshachu temporarily closed to visitors

Falling boulders damaged the roof and pillars of the Gelegphu Tsachu ponds last Thursday, prompting authorities to close the popular hot spring to public.

Five arrested in drug case

Thimphu police have detained five men, aged between 22 to 60 years, for substance abuse and illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

Man faces prosecution for involuntary manslaughter

A 31-year-old man, who fatally shot his friend with a poisoned arrow, is being tried at the Samdrupchhoeling Dungkhag Court in Samdrup Jongkhar. 

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed

Bhutan marked the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which is observed on June 26 every year, in Paro this time. 

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