The four-lane road between Chhubachhu and Jungzhina in Thimphu is yet to be fully ready. However, it has already been opened to the public with hundreds of vehicles driving through it every day. The almost complete stretch has become deadly, with speeding vehicles and sudden appearances of pedestrians crossing the road.
An otherwise remote and quiet village, Bjimichu in Darla Gewog in Chhukha is now becoming a camping destination for domestic tourists. The people visiting the picnic campsite is reviving the economy of the village.
If you happen to visit Dorokha Central School in Samtse, you will see a lot of broom grasses growing around the campus. Like any other school in the country, Dorokha Central School takes active participation in farming as part of the School Agriculture Programme. But taking a step forward, the school has also been growing broom grasses to make their own brooms. This has helped the school save some money, all the while keeping the students engaged, and at the same time also contributing to the community and the economy in their own little way.
The renovation of the first school of astrology in the country, Tshangkha Shedra in Trongsa, is finally complete. The restoration works started in 2017 after the old weather-beaten Shedra became risky to live in. The Shedra is more than three decades old and produces about ten graduates every year.
Dr Yoriko Nishizawa, a neonatologist and an associate professor at the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMBS), who was recently awarded the Nakasone Yasuhiro award donated her prize money to the university today. She handed over the prize money of more than Nu 300,000 to the president of the university.
His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over a week-long Sangay Menlha Drupchen at Namdroling Goenzin Dratshang in Lhuentse beginning today. This year’s Drupchen is being performed for people affected by the pandemic across the world.
Situated in the young Himalayan range, Bhutan is prone to earthquakes. And building earthquake-resilient structures are therefore crucial. To test the strength of the stone masonry structures to earthquake, the Department of Culture in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) conducted a full-scale test of the building yesterday. The test will check the effectiveness of the materials used in strengthening the building.
The orange business has begun in Tsirang, bringing better prices for the orange growers as compared to the past. However, the dealers are unhappy with the reduced yield. The orange dealers say, both the yield and the quality have gone down this year.
Haa is one of the coldest districts in the country. The temperature in winter usually drops to minus. And nobody would dare to come out of their homes, forget about playing a game of football. But these days, things are different. Thanks to Bhutan Olympic Committee and Bhutan Football Federation, a football field and a futsal field with artificial turf was laid last year.