Thousands of devotees gathered in Paro to receive blessings from His Holiness the Je Khenpo, today. His Holiness blessed devotees with the Tse-Wang.
Heated words were exchanged during a public consultation meeting to establish mining site in Monggar. The proposed site is at Rokshaphung under Chagsakhar Gewog.
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche delivered a talk on Guru Rinpoche's principles in Thimphu, yesterday evening. The audience packed the Youth Development Forum Hall.
Zhisar Thang, a village in Singye Gewog under Sarpang District, will get a farm road. The Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, graced the ground-breaking ceremony of the Farm road on Friday.
Team Zimdra is the winner of this year's Thimphu Open Veteran Football Tournament. The final match was played between team Zimdra and team Royal Bhutan Police at the Changlimithang football stadium, yesterday.
Team Brokpas defeated team Jakar Dzong in the finals of the veteran football tournament 2014 and took home the championship title. The final was held in Bumthang, yesterday.
The Chief Executive Officer of Bhutan Telecom, Tshewang Gyeltshen, is under police custody.
The European Union development programmes for Bhutan will triple in 2014 -2020 period as compared to the previous years. The EU will provide a €42 MN package, says a news release from the EU. In 2007-2103 EU had provided €14 MN.
Thirty Six students of Gongphu Lower Secondary School, apparently suffering from peripheral neuropathy, in Zhemgang, are being treated. They are being given supplementary drugs like mass vitamins.
The World Food Day was observed at Phobjikha Middle Secondary School in Wangdue Phodrang, this week. The stakeholders stressed on the need to become self sufficient since the World Food Programme has already started to withdraw their support. The programme will phase out in 2018.
Nepal police has apprehended a middle-aged Bhutanese woman for possessing a religious locket that contained two bullets. She was flying back to Paro from Kathmandu when security officials found the locket in her handbag.
Paro's Naja Gup, Kado, has landed himself in yet another controversy. The villagers of Phirokha are accusing the gup of misusing the funds received for maintenance of a farm road.
The Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, said the Internal Highway from Phuentshogling via Gelegphu to Nanglam would start soon.
The Ministry of Health will have preventive measures well in place, especially at the Paro International Airport, and within two weeks to keep Ebola out of Bhutan. Bhutan gets tourists from all over the world.
Paro's Naja Gup, Kado, has landed himself in yet another controversy. The villagers of Phirokha village are accusing the gup of misusing the funds received for maintenance of a farm road.
Dasho Kunzang Wangchuk, popularly known as Shingkhar Lam, passed away at the age of 86 at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu, yesterday evening.
About 20 manhole covers have been stolen from Babesa in Thimphu, in the past few weeks. The manhole covers could have been stolen to be sold to scarp dealers, says the Thimphu Thrompon, Kinlay Dorjee.
The Anti-Corruption Commission detained Naku, the former Chang Gup in Thimphu and handed him over to the police, this morning.
Dasho Paljor J. Dorji's Representative says Dasho was compelled to recite facts to establish as to how Druk Phuensum Tshogpa , during its last five year of governance, has virtually robbed the country blind.
The Anti-Corruption Commission detained the former Gup of Chang Gewog in Thimphu and handed him over to the police, this morning.
After years of setback, the country's first commercial coffee plantation project in Tashichhoeling in Samtse springs to life. The project has revived some of its programmes that were temporarily suspended between 2012 and 2013. One of the programmes is the Community Farmers Participation, where the ...
More than 70 percent of women in the country expressed no-interest in appearing as candidates for future political elections, finds out a survey conducted by the Election Commission of Bhutan.
The Phuentshogling Dungkhag Court has asked the Naja Gup of Paro and two other men involved in a Gecko case to pay a fine of Nu. 100,000 each to the Department of Forest and Park Services.
: The Office of Attorney General's Prosecutor submitted 12 Thram copies and investigation report on Omkha and Lubding Land as requested by the former Royal Advisory Councillor, Chang Ugyen's Representative.
The schools across the country celebrated the sixth annual Global Handwashing Day, today. The schools spread awareness on the benefits of washing hands with soaps.
Nepal's Foreign Affairs Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, called on the Acting Prime Minister, Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, yesterday.
: The Office of the Attorney General said the Land Commission did not carry out any scientific investigation to cross-check the handwriting of their officials.
The Trashigang Police apprehended four students from Sherubtse College for allegedly smoking marijuana. They were arrested on Sunday night from Ritshangdung Village in Kanglung after the police received a complaint, says a source.
The villagers of Lul in Wangdue Phodrang had decided to take the matters into their own hand. They knew development would continue to elude them, if they decide not to act.
Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen launched the Bhutan Geo Spatial portal, today. The portal was developed by the National Land Commission and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development .
Dagapela in Dagana has just one blacksmith and he is getting old. The villagers fear, they might have to travel all the way to Phuentshogling to buy farm tools and kitchen wares once the blacksmith retires.
The Haa IMTRAT mela started amidst much fanfare yesterday. Thousands of people from the dzongkhag and nearby gathered at the IMTRAT Mela Ground to be the part of the two-day fair.
The Indian Ambassador said he is impressed with the progress of the Mangdechhu Hydro Electric Project. Ambassador Gautam Bambawale visited the 720 mega watt Hydro Electric Project, last week. The Ambassador also assured the Government of India's support to the hydro power projects in the country.
The Business Opportunity and Information Centre accepted 38 project proposals, just in about a months' time, after its establishment. The centre received nearly 400 project proposals.
To strengthen ICIMOD's engagement and enhance the partnership for implementation of various programmes, Bhutan-ICIMOD day was observed on Friday. Bhutan is one of the founding members of ICIMOD which stands for International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
The Move for Health Walk received donation amounting to over Nu. 2.4mn for the Bhutan Health Trust Fund.
His Holiness Je Khenpo is presiding over a week-long Meolam Chhenmo which began in Paro, this morning.
The people of Dewathang are in need of a gynecologist. Although the Health Ministry approved their proposal, Dewathang hospital is yet to receive a gynecologist, say the local residents.
The Move for Health Walk received a total donation amounting to over Nu. 2.4mn for the Bhutan Health Trust Fund.
Whenever there is outbreak of poultry related diseases within the country, poultry farmers take an advantage of the situation and increase the price of poultry products especially egg.
The Home and Cultural Affairs Minister, Damcho Dorji inaugurated a newly commissioned 20 W FM station in Sherubtse College, yesterday.
The Punatshangchhu Hydro Electric Project-II completed the excavation of a head race tunnel from Adit one to De-silting Chamber.
A few of the local residents is alleging the Paro's Naja Gup, Kado, of extracting timber from the government's land, illegally. He is said to have cut down about 100 trees from the forest nearby the land in Jimna, he previously owned.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay accepted the petition on specific and strict laws against the non-consensual distribution of sexual materials, yesterday. Lyonchhen said people can now expect penalties against the non-consensual distribution of sexual materials to be lot more severe.
The Education Ministry has launched a nationwide consultation on education. The month long exercise is expected to gather feedback and information from the public to help address concerns and issues facing the Bhutanese education system.
A three-day technical Expert Group meeting on the Bhutan-China Boundary talk began in the capital, yesterday.
Schools in Lhuentse and Monggar, are grappling with food shortage. The quarterly ration the World Food Programme supplies is yet to reach 15 schools, 12 in Lhuentse and 3 in Monggar.
The first-ever eye bank in the country opened yesterday. Her Royal Highness Ashi Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck inaugurated the National Eye Bank at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu.
The three-day prayer ceremony, held for the long life and well being of His Holiness Je Thizur Tenzin Dendup, ended yesterday.
His Majesty the King and the Gyaltsuen visited archaeological museum at Sarnath in the Indian city, Varanasi, yesterday.