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Maokhola bridge will be built: PM  

Surveyors from the bridge division of the Department of Road at the Maokhola basin in Gelephu earlier this month looking for a feasible location of a permanent bridge

The government is positive that a bridge over Maokhola in Gelephu would materialise this time. Works and Human Settlement Minister Dorji Tshering said that with completion of two rounds of field survey the planning of the bridge has reached an advanced stage. 

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RCSC suspends President of JDWNRH

The Royal Civil Service Commission following a special commission meeting yesterday, decided to suspend the President of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), Lhab Dorji.

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Villagers and businessman at loggerheads over a plot of land

Tshomengorsa in Thangu: Before excavation works and the dead Jashing at the site after excavation

Choki Wangmo | Wangduephodrang Paddy is a major food crop in a water-scarce Thangu village in Wangduephodrang. For generations, villagers appease the Tshomen for rain, believed to be residing in a pond village, for bountiful yield. Today, villagers are busy trying to restore the pond and their Jashing, a willow …

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Private lottery businesses illegal 

To stamp down gambling and fraud, the Department of Law and Order issued a public notice strictly prohibiting operation of any lottery business by private individuals or entities a few days ago. 

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Picture story

A fire that broke out at a house behind Pelkhil school spread to nearby forest at around 2PM yesterday. The police, Desuups, RBA soldiers, and other volunteers helped contain the fire. While all belongings in the house were lost, there were no casualties.

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Education flagship programme to enhance ICT from PP 

Reminder: A defunct equipment remains locked up at a community centre in Gelephu

The success of the education flagship programme is now dependent on how effectively the government can address the constraints of human resources  including information technology teachers, infrastructure, and budget. Education flagship programme focuses on digitalisation of schools, and attempts to ensure that the students are engaged with ICT from pre-primary and make them IT literate. 

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