English | Dzongkha Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Court denies bail to Khamdang-Ramjar MP, T/Yangtse

The Trashi Yangtse district court denied bail to the Member of Parliament of Khamdang_Ramjar constituency in Trashi Yangtse and his nephew. The police detained them yesterday. According to sources, they were arrested following the alleged construction of an illegal road on 27th September last year. Four others including the Khamdang Mangmi who are also involved in the case were arrested a few months ago. But they are out on bail. 

DoR to blacktop the 7-km road in Durungri village, Pema Gatshel

With an increasing number of commuters travelling along the Pema Gatshel-Nganglam highway, dust pollution has plagued the residents of Durungri village under Dungmaed Gewog in Pema Gatshel for a long time now. And the situation gets worst especially during the winter season. However, the matter is expected to be resolved soon, as the works to blacktop the 7-km road will begin this month.

People in Tsakaling village rely on private water sources for drinking water, Tsirang

Every community across the country has a tale to share on their struggle to safe and reliable drinking water supply. Tsakaling village under Patshaling Gewog in Tsirang is no exception.

Every household in Tsakaling has a water tap constructed in front of their house but  without running water.  Some 20 households are still waiting for drinking water supply.

Successful Artificial Insemination Programme in Zhemgang

The Artificial Insemination Programme in Zhemgang is proving to be a success. Many dairy farmers are opting for artificial breeding. Introduced in 2006, the program is helping farmers get more income through increased dairy production from improved cattle breeds. 

Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan upgrades to Disabled People’s Organisation

The Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan (DPAB) is now upgraded to Disabled People’s Organisation of Bhutan. Dr Sanga Dorji, a physiotherapist led a group of people with visual impairment and formed the association back in 2010. 
He is the Chairperson of the Organisation.
He said, “There were two objectives when we first started the Association. Firstly it was […]

Thangyul- the last village in Nubi Gewog to get road connection, Trongsa

Thangyul, a village located in the northwest highlands of Trongsa is finally connected with a farm road. It was under construction since February last year. With this, the villagers are dreaming big.

UNICEF and ADB handover two refrigerated vans and essential medical supplies to MoH

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) handed over two refrigerated vans and essential medical supplies to the Ministry of Health, today. This is to support the government’s preparedness in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine.
The vans will be used in the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines and also support the […]

New 44M irrigation scheme to close the lid on old 62M project in Tashichhoeling, Samtse

A Nu 62 M project to bring irrigation water from the Biru River to Tashichhoeling in Samtse has not benefitted anyone. The Department of Agriculture centrally constructed the irrigation scheme some seven years ago. And an additional Nu 9.6 M was also spent to renovate the irrigation canal. However, this will all be in vain as a new irrigation scheme over the same canal is in the pipeline. 

Same old wastes around tourist destinations even without a single foreign visitor

The country has not received a single tourist after the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world almost a year ago. But what remains the same even after a year is the waste problem. From filthy trails to plastic-choked waterways, litter is still threatening some of the destinations and wildernesses in the country. While most people blamed tourists for the wastes in and around tourist destinations before, Bhutanese environmentalists say residents are no different.

RAPA to upgrade its courses to National Diploma

The Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) will soon upgrade its courses to a National Diploma. It has completed validating the diploma curriculum and is expected to be introduced soon. 

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