Service: The society will provide free legal service to the disadvantaged
The RSSC was launched on the occasion of the Royal Wedding anniversary
PBO: At around 10am yesterday, five elderly people were gathered at the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) office in Thimphu.
At a glance it looked like it was meeting of old friends, but their discussions were centred round civil and criminal cases, courts, jabmis and lawyers.
Four of them were retired drangpons, who were initiating a free legal service under the umbrella of [... Read More]
Horses carrying electric transmitters and cables to Denchukha earlier in March this year
In the twilight years of his life, this grateful village-elder cannot restrain his delight: “At this stage of my life, I never imagined that a road would run through my little hamlet and that there would be light to brighten our homes. I see them both in my own life-time. This may be what people call heaven”.
This is the common refrain throughout the remote villages of Denchukha, Dumtoe, Dorokha and Tading gewogs, especially among the [... Read More]
Training in session: Orchard owners learn better management practices
RNR-DC Bajo and dzongkhag agro sector trained more than 300 farmers of the gewog
Mandarin: With the boughs bent by the weight of the fruit, mandarin (orange) farmers of Drujeygang, Dagana, are more optimistic for a higher yield this season.
Orchard owners attribute the better yield to chemicals they sprayed at beginning of this year to bring down common pests, and other mechanisms adopted as part of the citrus rehabilitation project, with support from renewable [... Read More]
An aerial view of Khitsang
Which is good news for residents of Duksum in need of funds for their move to Khitsang
Relocation: Home minister Damcho Dorji assured people in Duksum town in Trashiyangtse that they would be given loans to start construction at the relocated site of Khitsang.
The assurance came during his recent meeting with the civil servants, gups and people of Yangtse.
“Getting loan shouldn’t be much of a problem for construction of your homes in Khitsang,” Lyonpo [... Read More]
Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk fields questions on some burning issues in the health sector
Q&A: What according to you are the issues confronting the health sector today?
These are some of the issues confronting the health sector -
The investigation by ACC and constant bashing by media has dented the image of the ministry
My biggest worry is that the public, over the last 3-4 years, has become skeptical of the medicines and services that health sector provides, [... Read More]
Tourists at the cheese factory shop
The tenth month of the calendar is the district’s busiest with respect to the hospitality biz
Tourism: October means serious business for travel agents, high-end resorts, lodges, hotels and shops in Bumthang, as it’s that time of the year when their income peaks, with the district getting many visitors.
It is the busiest month for business people in Bumthang. Some hotels and shops open as early as six in the morning and stay open as [... Read More]
Campsite: About a thousand devotees camped at Singye dzong
Religion: More than thousand devotees from across the country who trekked to Singye Dzong in Lhuentse will receive wang (blessing) from Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche and Dudjom Yangsi Tenzin Yeshe Dorji today.
That is the culmination of the nine-day drupchen ceremony conducted at Singye Dzong, which ends today.
The drupchen opened on October 6 to a large number of devotees from in and around the dzongkhag to trek and gather at Singye Dzong where Dzongsar [... Read More]
Accident: A 42-year-old tshogpa of Namdaling chiwog in Nganglam, died yesterday when the Hilux he was traveling in veered off road yesterday morning. The Shinchongri chiwog and the gewog mangmi, who were travelling with him are admitted in Nganglam BHU.
The men were on their way to Nganglam dungkhag to attend a meetings when the incident occurred.
The tshogpa died in the BHU and the medical in-charge of Nganglam BHU grade I, Dr Samten, said [... Read More]
Hundreds of devotees attended the three-day Chukha tshechu, which ends today