English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu extended until June next year

Individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can choose to defer loan repayments until June next year. The Prime Minister’s office issued a news release today announcing the loan deferment as the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down. 

Campaign pledges, experience and the ruling party factor attributed for Karma Lhamo’s win

Campaign pledges, experience and contesting for the ruling party are what changed the game for DNT’s Karma Lhamo who won the Monggar constituency in a landslide victory yesterday. This is what some voters in the constituency have to say about the National Assembly bye-election results.

DNT’s bye-election win breaks DPT’s absolute majority in Nganglam constituency

Nganglam constituency has been Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s stronghold for the past three parliamentary elections. But voters went for a change this time. They elected Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s 45-year-old Karma Dorji as their MP-elect during yesterday’s bye-election. He is one of the founding members of the DNT party.

His Majesty graces closing ceremony of Parliament

His Majesty The King graced the closing ceremony of the 5th Session of the Third Parliament today. Her Majesty the Gyaltseun accompanied His Majesty. Parliamentarians led by the Zhung Dratshang offered Tashi Moenlam to His Majesty The King. 

Discontent with High Court’s judgment, 15 men sentenced for malicious mischief decides to appeal

The High Court sentenced fifteen men from Wangdue Phodrang to one year in prison for malicious mischief. As per the judgment, they caused injury to some of the horses. The court, however, upheld the Wangdue Phodrang district court’s judgment which was passed in March this year. They have been asked to pay Nu 100,000 for the missing horse. As per the Penal Code, the offence is a misdemeanour with a prison term ranging from a year to less than three years. 

Landslide claims two lives at Pekarzhing in Phuentshogling

A landslide at around 1:30 AM today killed a 39-year old woman and her 7-month-old son at Pekarzhing in Chhukha.

Zhemgang District Court sentenced man to 11 months in prison for breaching travel protocols

Zhemgang District Court sentenced a man to 11 months in prison for breaching COVID-19 high-risk to low-risk travel protocols. The judgment was passed yesterday.

Local leaders of Sergithang Gewog in Tsirang wants Sergithang-Burichhu farm road blacktopped

Local leaders and residents of Sergithang Gewog in Tsirang want Sergithang-Burichhu farm road blacktopped. They say granular sub-base is not durable as the road’s condition deteriorates during the monsoon every year. The issue was also discussed during the last Dzongkhag Tshogdu.

USAID and Bhutan Foundation provide essential medical equipment for COVID-19 support to Bhutan

The Bhutan Foundation handed over essential health equipment, medical transport vehicles and personal protective equipment worth US dollars 259,000 to the health ministry today. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, the Co-Chair of the foundation graced the event. 

DNT wins both Monggar and Nganglam constituencies for NA bye-elections

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa won both Monggar and Nganglam constituencies for the National Assembly bye-elections.

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