English | Dzongkha Monday, May 20, 2019

Woman under police custody in alleged forgery case

A 32-year-old woman, a contract employee of Bank of Bhutan (BoB) is under Paro police custody for allegedly withdrawing Nu 4.8 M from two account holders with the BoB.

Transport United FC eyes for miracle win over Colombo FC

Transport United FC eyes for a miracle win over Sri Lanka’s Colombo FC today. The Bhutanese side was thrashed 7-1 in the first leg of the AFC Cup 2019 preliminary stage in Sri Lanka last week.

Opposition demand govt. to address issues of Bhutanese students in Japan

The Opposition says the party is surprised by the government’s persistent inaction to address the problems facing Bhutanese students studying and living in Japan under the “Learn and Earn” programme.

Gelegphu Thromde create awareness on ban of plastic bags

The Gelegphu Thromde in collaboration with Police and Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) officials are creating awareness on the ban of plastic bags. The ban on use and sale of plastic bags and wrappers will be reinforced from 1st April this year.

Need alternative for plastic wrappers say vegetable vendors in Trongsa

With one month for the country to reinforce the ban of plastic carry bags and wrappers, the shopkeepers and vegetable vendors in Trongsa say there is a need for an alternative, especially for plastic wrappers.

Another Dzongkha private newspaper shuts down

Druk Neytshul, a private weekly dzongkha newspaper shut down this month, after nine years in the business. The paper cited financial and limited dzongkha readers as some of the reasons.  

Long-awaited irrigation channel in Tashichhoeling

The construction of the long-awaited irrigation channel in Tashichhoeling Gewog in Samtse is now expected to be complete by this year. The project has received an additional budget of Nu 8 M.

Construction of northern bypass on track

The construction works of the northern bypass in Phuentsholing are in full swing. The project is mainly to ease traffic congestion, which has been one of the major challenges the town has been facing for years.

‘Produce of Dungsam Pema Gatshel’ launched

Three local products of Pema Gatshel were officially launched and recognised as the ‘Produce of Dungsam Pema Gatshel.’ The Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector launched the products coinciding with His Majesty’s 39th birthday.

Bumthang CF networking group decides not to issue timber permits for 3 years

The Bumthang Community Forest (CF) Networking Group decided to withhold the issuance of new timber permits for three years if members of CF fail to extract surplus timber within two years of marking. The decision was made during the group’s 5th networking meeting held on Saturday.

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