About 400 students of Samdrup Jongkhar Primary School should be able to attend regular classes from Wednesday onward, according to Thromde Education Officer, Dorji Gyelpo. They were unable to go to their school as the bridge connecting their school with the town was washed away, yesterday.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and Japan International Cooperation Agency signed the ‘minutes of discussion’ to improve machinery for the construction and maintenance of rural roads in the country.
The practice of Polyandry marriage, among women in Merak and Sakten Gewogs under Trashigang District, is sharply declining, with youth refusing to accept the age-old practice. Polyandry is a practice of a woman having more than one husband at the same time.
Given the incessant rainfall, Dungsam River, which flows on the left side of Samdrup Jongkhar town, broke its banks and flooded the town, yesterday. It washed away a suspension bridge and a truck. No causalities were reported.