Local News

BHU nearer than hospital

Before, the people of Goenshari community had to travel all the way to Punakha Hospital,  to get treated for serious illnesses since they had only an outreach clinic at their village to cater totheir medical needs. But now, the outreach clinic will be upgraded so that people can have more …

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A water source 4km away

Three kilometers of the 10-km farm road construction from Kalapang to Resa have been completed.  To overcome shortage of water, the Gewog is  also renovating its water source which is four kilometers away from the village. About 30 people will benefit from the construction fo the farm road

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Lyonpo Nandalal Rai attends Puran Puja

A five-day Puran puja, Moenlem Chenmo in Buddhist parlance, conducted for the wellbeing of the king, the people and the country by the Hindu community ended yesterday. The puja was attended by communications minister, Lyonpo Nandalal Rai. The puja was  inaugurated by Dzongdag Pemba Wangchuk in the presence of Dzongrab …

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An oil processing machine and a road

One power tiller, two maize grinders and one oil-processing machine were purchased for the gewog. A seven-kilometer farm road from Dramitse to Drupchhu has been completed in one-and-a-half months time. The construction was led by the gup and tshogpas. The construction of a meeting hall, 52 ft long and 24 …

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Layaps complain environment survey delaying road

The practise of hoarding in Laya is expected to end as a road till Trongshu drak, a three-hour walk from the gewog, is expected to be completed soon. But Gup Kinley Dorji over the phone from Laya said that  an  environmental survey of the road was delaying its completion. Although …

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Crematorium at altitude of 4,096 m needs water

Soe, one of the remotest communities under Thimphu dzongkhag, has water facility till its doorsteps but the crematorium in their locality lacks that facility. Though money was allotted for the project under the 10th Plan, people here, mostly yak headers, are worried that harsh weather, inaccessibility, and thick snow would …

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From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Orong school session begins with rituals to appease wrathful Serpent The elderly who stays near Orong school says that it’s the wrath of a serpent deity (klu), whose abode was destroyed to build the school boys toilet, caused the death of two students last December. A special medical team confirmed …

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