English | Dzongkha Saturday, October 20, 2018

Gelegphu tsachu businesses cry foul over delayed tsachu reopening

It’s been three months now since Gelegphu Tsachu was closed to public after falling boulders damaged two of its ponds in June. The closure has hurt the businesses in the tsachu area badly.
Shopkeepers are now calling on the authorities to speed up the maintenance works and reopen the hot spring without further delay.
“Our main […]

Poor cellular network irks villagers in Bumthang

Some remote parts of Bumthang still experience poor or erratic mobile network coverage.

Haa sawmills give back to nature

Sawmills in Haa donates Nu 25,000 each to the dzongkhag administration yearly, which is used for different purposes including tree plantation and cleanup campaigns.

DPT confirms initial 47 candidates for general round

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will not replace any of its candidates for the general round of National Assembly Elections. They will stick with its initial 47 candidates who represented the party in the primary round.
This was decided unanimously at the party’s senior management meeting yesterday.
Despite proposals from the party coordinators and supporters for the replacement […]

Wastewater MHPA tunnel affects paddy yield in Changrey

Some farmers of Changrey in Trongsa say a tunnel constructed in their village by the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority (MHPA) some four years ago is affecting their rice yield.

First-ever Thimphu street festival underway

The three-day Thimphu Street Festival kicked off from yesterday. The festival, a first of its kind in the country, has Thimphu’s Norzin Lam stretch along the clock tower square sealed off to traffic.

Fuel price increases over 20 times since November last year

The fuel prices yet again witnessed a fresh hike on Monday morning, with petrol and diesel being sold at Nu 69.07 and 68.12 per litre respectively in the capital. These are the highest rates since July 2014.

DNT sticks with its initial 47 candidates

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has decided to declare its initial 47 candidates, who represented the party in the primary round, to contest the general elections too.

Film and comic on legendary warrior Pemi Tshewang Tashi released

A group of young Bhutanese artists have brought to life the legendary warrior, Pemi Tshewang Tashi, in an illustrated comic. It was launched yesterday.

Need for a motorable bridge over Namling stream

The commuters travelling along the Monggar- Bumthang highway say there is a need for a motorable bridge over a stream in Namling.

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