An increasing number of landowners in Samtse want to exchange their land with the government reserve land. Today, some of them live in constant fear of flash floods washing away their homes and land. There are others unable to grow any crops as their land have turned barren due to erosion.
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The Supreme Court upheld the judgment of the lower courts on the Zangdopelri land dispute in Samdrup Jongkhar. The judgment was passed on 20th September.
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The Bhutan Power Corporation Limited suspended the director who was involved in the alleged sexual harassment case. According to the company's Chief Executive Officer, the suspension order was issued yesterday and he is suspended until the case is resolved. However, the director will receive 50 per cent of his basic salary.
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The people of Toedpaisa Gewog in Punakha are facing difficulty in extracting rural housing timbers. Today, they have to travel about 50 kilometres to fetch such timbers. And so, during the recent Dzongkhag Tshogdu, the Toedpaisa Gup proposed to allow the gewog’s people to fell trees from a forest located closer.
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