English | Dzongkha Monday, October 14, 2019

Stray domestic animals, a growing concern in Gangteng and Phobji

Stray domestic animals are becoming a growing problem in Gangteng and Phobji valleys of Wangdue Phodrang. The residents say it is especially horses and cattle saved through the practice of life release or tshethar that people release in the valleys.

Windstorm damages maize in Phongmed, Trashigang

About 45 acres of maize fields belonging to 80 households of Ya-Brang, Phimsong and Thong-Rong chiwogs under Phongmed Gewog in Trashigang were damaged by windstorm and hailstorm yesterday.

Taklai bridge benefits people of Umling and Taraythang

The people of Umling and Taraythang in Sarpang say their lives have improved for better with the opening of the Taklai Bridge to the traffic in March this year.

Taking plastic ban seriously, Samdrup Jongkhar

Shopkeepers in Samdrup Jongkhar thromde are strictly following the plastic ban rules. Plastic is now replaced by the biodegradable bags after the National Environment Commission reinforced the ban on the use of plastic items this year from April.

Public transport benefits remote gewogs in Tsirang

The public bus service in gewogs comes as a blessing for the people living in remote pockets. For instance, people of Sergithang and Barshong gewog, which are the furthest gewogs in Tsirang are all smiles that the bus operates till the gewog centre and even closer to their doorsteps.

Facing problems of one’s own making

A story of how people put in sacrifice and determination to transform failures into success is told to children as an inspiration and never to give up in their life. But we rarely come across such happy ending stories in real life, however, 2 recovering Substance Use Disorder (SUD) persons who have battled their way out of problematic drug and alcohol abuse have written their own happy ending stories to be told to all.

Incessant rainfall damages crops & infrastructures

The heavy rain for the last two days damaged about 60 acres of maize fields belonging to about 70 households in three gewogs of Samdrup Jongkhar.

PGDE course extended to 18 months

Beginning next year, students undergoing Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) will have to attend the training for 18 months instead of nine months. This is to adequately train and improve the quality of teachers.

Water woes in Gyalposhing town

With the onset of monsoon, it is a boon for the farmers across the country, as they begin their paddy transplantation. But for the residents of Gyalposhing town in Monggar, it is the time of the year when they face drinking water problems.

The drying lake in Samtengang

The drying of the Luetshokha tsho or Samtengang Lake in Wangdue Phodrang worries the Nyishog Gewog Administration. The lake has been shrinking for the past few years despite the efforts to rehabilitate the lake.

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