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CNN picks Bhutan as one of the 17 best places to visit in 2017

The popular international news channel called Cable News Network of the United States has identified 17 best places in the world, which are must visits in 2017. Of these 17 places, Bhutan is one. The post CNN picks Bhutan as one of the 17 best places to visit in 2017 appeared first on BBS.

Despite odds, restoration of Yongla Goenpa on track

Shortage of skilled labourers and geographical condition had been impeding the restoration works of Yongla Goenpa in Pema Gatshel. The post Despite odds, restoration of Yongla Goenpa on track appeared first on BBS.

Dzongkha important to becoming reputed personality: PM

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay encouraged the people of Phuentshogling Gewog in Chhukha to nurture their children's language development in Dzongkha. Prime Minister was in the gewog, yesterday. The post Dzongkha important to becoming reputed personality: PM appeared first on BBS.

Power tillers remain idle in Dagana

Most of the power tillers in the gewogs of Dagana District have not been utilized. Farmer cited unfavourable landscape and lack of full time operators as the reason. The post Power tillers remain idle in Dagana appeared first on BBS.

S.D wins the winter open archery tournament in SJ

Team S.D won the winter open archery tournament in Samdrup Jongkhar, yesterday. The post S.D wins the winter open archery tournament in SJ appeared first on BBS.

Je Khenpo presides over the Moelam Chenmo in Trashi Yangtse

His Holiness the Jekhenpo presided over the annual Moelam Chenmo or the Great Prayer ceremony in Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse, today. The post Je Khenpo presides over the Moelam Chenmo in Trashi Yangtse appeared first on BBS.

Je Khenpo presides over the Moelam Chenmo in Trashi Yangtse

His Holiness Jekhenpo presided over the annual Moelam Chenmo or the Great Prayer ceremony in Chorten Kora, Trashi Yangtse, today. The post Je Khenpo presides over the Moelam Chenmo in Trashi Yangtse appeared first on BBS.

PM hands over utility vehicles to 205 gewogs

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay handed over the 205 gewog utility vehicles to the local government chairpersons in Phuentshogling, today. The post PM hands over utility vehicles to 205 gewogs appeared first on BBS.

Denchhi to have only double storied structures: MoWHS

Commercial structures in Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag Thromde in Denchhi, should strictly be of two storied with traditional designs only. The post Denchhi to have only double storied structures: MoWHS appeared first on BBS.

Getana Gewog wants better feeder road

People of Getana Gewog under Chhukha District proposed for a well-paved feeder road in their gewog. The post Getana Gewog wants better feeder road appeared first on BBS.

Moa River bank gets cleaned

The bank of Moa River in Gelegphug, Sarpang has become a preferred picnic spot for the people of Assam, India. Every year, some 1,000 Indians frequent the place for merry-making and picnicking. But this has morphed the place into unpleasant spot with liter elsewhere. The post Moa River bank gets ...

Pantang's residents fear of speeding trucks

Residents of Pantang in Zhemgang are living in constant fear that any time, a fatal accident might occur, due to speeding trucks and reckless driving along the Gongphu-Panbang highway. They said most drivers do not abide the traffic rules. The post Pantang's residents fear of speeding trucks ...

Women athletes get inspired from the Japanese Olympian

Some young female athletes were inspired and decided to take up athletics as their profession after meeting an Olympian Gold medalist, Naoko Takahashi in the capital, today. The post Women athletes get inspired from the Japanese Olympian appeared first on BBS.

BAFRA office inaugurated in Dagana

The agriculture and forests minister, Yeshey Dorji inaugurated a new BAFRA Office for Dagana, today. The post BAFRA office inaugurated in Dagana appeared first on BBS.

Three-day Tshechu ends in Wangdue Phodrang

The three-day Busa Wangdi Goenpa Tshechu at Saephu in Wangdue Phodrang concluded, yesterday. The post Three-day Tshechu ends in Wangdue Phodrang appeared first on BBS.

Teachers take part in scout program

Thirty teachers from six eastern districts are participating in a regional level wood badge course for Nachung Scout Leader at Rangjun in Trashigang. The post Teachers take part in scout program appeared first on BBS.

300 kilograms of banned vegetables seized

BAFRA and Regional Revenue and Customs Officials in Gelegphu seized over 300 kilograms of green chilli, cauliflower and beans. The post 300 kilograms of banned vegetables seized appeared first on BBS.

Lyonpo Dorji Choden inaugurates Khar gewog road

The Works and Human Settlement Minister, Dorji Choden inaugurated the recently blacktopped Khar gewog connectivity road in Pema Gatshel. It was blacktopped at a cost of Nu 24 M. The post Lyonpo Dorji Choden inaugurates Khar gewog road appeared first on BBS.

RMA expected to release exchange of deposited demonetised INR

Royal Monetary Authority's Governor, Dasho Penjore said Bhutanese companies and individuals are expected to get the exchange for their deposited demonetised INR notes by January end. The post RMA expected to release exchange of deposited demonetised INR appeared first on BBS.

More tourists visited Bhutan in 2016

A little more than 209,000 tourists visited Bhutan in 2016, an increase of 55,000 more as compared to 2015. The post More tourists visited Bhutan in 2016 appeared first on BBS.

Education ministry's decision makes teachers unhappy

Education ministry's decision to allow some of the B.Ed graduates, trained to teach secondary schools, teach in primary schools has made many unhappy. The post Education ministry's decision makes teachers unhappy appeared first on BBS.

Usage of mask in Hema Hema culturally inappropriate: BICMA

Bhutanese movie Hema Hema: Sing me a Song while I wait will not be allowed to screen in the country. The post Usage of mask in Hema Hema culturally inappropriate: BICMA appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan signs PISA-D

The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay witnessed the signing of Bhutan's participation in Programme for International Student Assessment Development . The post Bhutan signs PISA-D appeared first on BBS.

Freezing of Rupee takes toll on Bhutanese farmers

Almost 200 farmers from western and central Bhutan who auctioned the potatoes in Phuentshogling haven't gotten their money yet. Farmers have auctioned the potatoes at the Sersang Auction Yard, a privately operated agency, since December 15, last year. The post Freezing of Rupee takes toll on ...

Dechhenling's youth to be trained in paddy cultivation

The number of youth quitting schools in Dechhenling Gewog in Pema Gatshel is increasing annually. To keep themselves productively engaged, a group of youth took up paddy cultivation, last year. However without any agricultural training, the plan remained unexecuted. The post Dechhenling's youth to ...

CIB launches new system to ease information sharing

The Credit Information Bureau has come up with a new system, Blade 2.0, through which they will provide information on utility bills of a borrower to lending financial institutions. The post CIB launches new system to ease information sharing appeared first on BBS.

OAG discusses children's rights in justice system

Over 30 prosecutors, legal advisors, and other officials from the Office of the Attorney General discussed protecting children's rights in criminal justice system. The post OAG discusses children's rights in justice system appeared first on BBS.

First Mewang Gyalsey Archery Tournament begins

The first Mewang Gyalsey Archery Tournament's league round began in 11 dzongkhags, today. The post First Mewang Gyalsey Archery Tournament begins appeared first on BBS.

First Bhutanese Paralympian-aspirant takes on Archery

Pema Rigsel, 30, who is partially paralyzed, is aspiring to become the first Bhutanese Paralympian. The post First Bhutanese Paralympian-aspirant takes on Archery appeared first on BBS.

Students attend teaching on Buddhism

Over 100 students from across the country are attending a 15-day long teaching on Buddhism in Punakha. The post Students attend teaching on Buddhism appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan loses first round of the international tennis tournament

Bhutan lost its first round of the ongoing tennis tournament against Sri Lanka, Laos, and Macau. The post Bhutan loses first round of the international tennis tournament appeared first on BBS.

Feasibility survey to begin for Chhimoong to Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay told the villagers of Chhimoong Gewog, Pema Gatshel, that a feasibility survey will be conducted to connect the gewog road with Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway. He said this after villagers proposed for it on Tuesday. The post Feasibility survey to begin for Chhimoong to ...

Tennis coaching ends in Phuentshogling

Over 130 students attended a two-week tennis coaching and tournament in Phuentshogling. The post Tennis coaching ends in Phuentshogling appeared first on BBS.

Drunk driving the leading cause of road fatalities

Drink driving continues to top the list of offences leading to road fatalities in the country. According to the records of Thimphu Police, last year alone, around 140 accidents were occurred due to drink driving. The post Drunk driving the leading cause of road fatalities appeared first on BBS.

Drink driving the leading cause of road fatalities

Drink driving continues to top the list of offences leading to road fatalities in the country. According to the records of Thimphu Police, last year alone, around 140 accidents were occurred due to drink driving. The post Drink driving the leading cause of road fatalities appeared first on BBS.

Thimphu Thromde to submit opening statement on diplomatic enclave case

Thimphu Thromde will be submitting an opening statement on the diplomatic enclave area case, to the Thimphu District Court. The post Thimphu Thromde to submit opening statement on diplomatic enclave case appeared first on BBS.

RMA to double rupee ceiling to 10,000 from next week

The Royal Monetary Authority will increase the rupee exchange ceiling to Rs 10,000 from next week. The post RMA to double rupee ceiling to 10,000 from next week appeared first on BBS.

Drink driving the leading case of road fatalities

Drink driving continues to top the list of offences leading to road fatalities in the country. According to the records of Thimphu Police, last year alone, around 140 accidents were occurred due to drink driving. The post Drink driving the leading case of road fatalities appeared first on BBS.

Education ministry to recruit 200 matrons and wardens

Ministry of Education will very soon recruit 200 matrons and wardens to be sent to boarding schools across the country. This is being done to reduce the work load of teachers. The post Education ministry to recruit 200 matrons and wardens appeared first on BBS.

Pangbang lacks proper waste disposal place

Following the nationwide cleanup campaign on December 9, last year, rural areas in Zhemgang has become notably clean but efficient management of trashes is still a issue. The post Pangbang lacks proper waste disposal place appeared first on BBS.

One Stop Shop opened for city bus commuters

To facilitate travelling procedures for daily commuters of city buses, a One Stop Shop was inaugurated in Thimphu on Monday. It is located at at the city bus terminal in Changlam. The post One Stop Shop opened for city bus commuters appeared first on BBS.

Athletes to compete for scholarship to attend sports academy in Japan

Of the 50 athletes undergoing coaching at the Olympic Ground in Thimphu, five will be selected to attend some sports academy in Japan. The post Athletes to compete for scholarship to attend sports academy in Japan appeared first on BBS.

Kuenjung FC wins Nazhoen Futsal Cup

Team Kuenjung FC won the Nazhoen Cup Futsal tournament by beating team Vink FC by 3 to 2 in the final today. The post Kuenjung FC wins Nazhoen Futsal Cup appeared first on BBS.

Civil servant sentenced for leaking English exam paper in 2014

Paro District Court sentenced a 38-year-old civil servant, yesterday, to two years compoundable imprisonment for leaking class 12 English paper - II of 2014 Board Examination. The post Civil servant sentenced for leaking English exam paper in 2014 appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty grants Audience to scouts

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to scouts attending the 7th scout leadership-training in Tencholing in Wangdue Phodrang, yesterday. The post His Majesty grants Audience to scouts appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan and India to open three more trading points

Bhutan and India will open three new trading points for bilateral businesses. The post Bhutan and India to open three more trading points appeared first on BBS.

ACC reveals more amount of unauthorised loan enhancement by BDBL official

The Anti-Corruption Commission revealed the unauthorised enhancement of loan amount by the alleged Project Officer of Bhutan Development Bank has increased to over Nu 500 M. The post ACC reveals more amount of unauthorised loan enhancement by BDBL official appeared first on BBS.

Dzongkha mandatory for class PP to 12

The ongoing education conference in Phuentshogling endorsed Dzongkha as a compulsory subject for Pre-primary level to class 12. This means students will now have to score a pass mark in Dzongkha subject to be promoted to higher grade. The conference also resolved that from class PP to 3, specialised ...

School of Excellence in the offing

The concept of establishing School of Excellence was also approved at the education conference in Phuentshogling, today. The education ministry in consultation with relevant stakeholders will do research on the feasibility of its implementation. The post School of Excellence in the offing appeared ...

A British-turned-Buddhist nun receives an award

Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Theresa May, honoured a British Nationality-turned-Buddhist nun, Emma Slade aka Anim Pema Deki, the Points of Light Award. On behalf of the UK Prime Minister, the OBE, British Honorary Consul to Bhutan, Michael Rutland, presented the award to Anim Pema Deki in ...