Local News

Construction of farm roads kept on hold

The construction of two 10-km long farm roads in Tongseng and Yakpugang is on hold due to shortage of budget of Nu 500,000 more. As of now three kilometers have been completed with the budget of Nu 110,000. The Gup said though they have put up a proposal to the …

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New community hall

By June, Dakarla will be having its own conference hall to accommodate around 100 people. Dakarla Gup said that conducting meetings in an open space is sometimesdifficult because of the weather.   The gewog had cancelled important meetings due to heavy snowfall; moreover the gewog is too windy.The hall is being …

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Conflict management training for villagers

Officials from Rural Development Training Centre, Zhemgang is at Yoseltse gewog to conduct  a 10-day leadership and conflict management training. Training coordinator, Karma Wangchuk, said the program will help villagers to strengthen local groups and avoid conflicts.

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Traditional warriors retell war with Tibet

The gups and pazaps here are headed home who were at the Dzong for the ongoing six-day Punakha Domchoe. Pazaps; people dressed as traditional warriors  from five gewogs  in Punakha and three gewogs in Thimphu descended around the Punakha Dzong on Feb 28 evening. Dressed in battle gear, the 136 …

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From a cattle shed to a proper classroom

The students of Naro gewog will be having a proper school after the construction of anew building started. Till now, the school which had till Class III was using  in a cattle shed made of mud and stone. Last year, the school had 11 students and one teacher. This year, …

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Goenpa threatened by wild life to be relocated

Retsho Goenpa which was built by Drubthrob Samten Nidup will be relocated to Guentsephu. In the past the route to the goenpa was used as a bypass between Tibet and Bhutan. Presently, the Goenpa is  around  three to four hours’ walk  away from the nearest human settlement. The wild life …

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