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Zhung Dratshang launches a collection of literary works of the 69th Je Khenpo

A collection of the literary works of His Holiness the 69th Je Khenpo, the late Geshey Gendun Rinchen, was launched today coinciding with his 25th death anniversary. The collection titled Sangha Ratna Shanstarum was launched by the Dorji Lopen of the Zhung Dratshang at the Trashichhoedzong. The collection is a set of 12 books. The Zhung Dratshang has printed around 1,000 sets at a cost of more than Nu 5 M which will be distributed in religious institutes across the country.

High Court dismisses Penjore’s compensation claim

The compensation claim by Penjore, a private individual, for his arrest and detention for 16 days was dismissed by the High Court. The court also upheld the Thimphu District Court’s judgment acquitting him of defamation charges. He was accused of defaming the Office of the Attorney General through his Facebook post last year. The judgment was passed today.

Thimphu Thromde’s initiative of major pothole maintenance poses risk for commuters

The Thimphu Thromde is carrying out major maintenance across the city. As part of the initiative, several roads have been dug for major pothole maintenance. But without the holes being covered for nearly a week, it is turning the Thromde’s initiative into commuters’ nightmare.

Agriculture ministry prioritises five crops for export

Bhutan is looking at diversifying the country’s export market by exporting high-value products with high demand. The government has sent out a few of these crops to Malaysia on trial and exported some to Japan as well. The agriculture ministry is now looking at exporting these products to member countries of the Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative as well.

Water pump project brings hope to Chhimung residents

Residents of Chhimung chiwog under Chhimung Gewog in Pema Gatshel district have been grappling with acute drinking water shortage for ages now. However, they are pinning hopes on the water pump project to put an end to the water issue. The project is expected to complete this winter.  

Occasional power cuts hit online classes in Nagor School in Monggar

A frequent power outage in Silambi Gewog under Monggar district is disrupting ICT classes for the students of Nagor Middle Secondary School (NMSS), which is located in the gewog. The power blackouts for the past week have forced the school to skip ICT classes many times. It was caused by Bhutan Power Corporation’s bush clearing works along the transmission lines, which happen every summer.

What a futuristic classroom looks like?

The “Chalk and Talk” method of teaching is what most of the schools in Bhutan still continue to follow. But a promising future to change that method of teaching and learning has just begun in two schools in Thimphu. Dechencholing Higher Secondary School and Loselling Middle Secondary School today launched innovative ICT-integrated classrooms. The ICT integrated classroom is a futuristic classroom with all the digital technologies being incorporated into everyday learning.

Farmers of Bhalue in Punakha worry over escalating human-wildlife conflict

Farmers of Bhalue chiwog in Chhubu Gewog of Punakha fear that the human-wildlife conflict might become a grave problem, threatening their food security. Unlike past years, this time, an increasing number of wild boars are destroying paddy crops during the maturing season. Earlier, the animals ravage the crops only around the harvesting season.

Gola town development gets two years time extension- Samtse

Plot owners in Gola town in Samtse are given an additional time extension of two years to complete their buildings. As per the plan which began in 2015, all plot owners in the small town under Tashichhoeling Gewog were supposed to complete their two-storied buildings by last year.

BOB BPL updates- Paro FC lead the table by goal difference

Paro FC lead the ongoing BOB Bhutan Premier League followed by Thimphu City FC, with the two teams separated only on goal difference. The top two teams have seven points each from three matches played. The two teams clashed on Friday, last week with the match ending in a 1-1 stalemate. In the latest match played on Sunday, Tensung FC defeated the young BFF Academy squad 3-0 at the Changlimithang stadium.
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