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HH the Je Khenpo consecrates Lhabaab Chorten in Trashigang

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated a Lhabaab Chorten at Kheri in Trashigang yesterday. The post HH the Je Khenpo consecrates Lhabaab Chorten in Trashigang appeared first on BBS.

Making digital world safer for children

In an increasingly digital world, access to knowledge is just a click away . But so are the dangers of digital world, and the children particularly are vulnerable to it.  The post Making digital world safer for children appeared first on BBS.

Bar Council holds consultative meeting to discuss its draft rules and regulations

The Bar Council is working towards adopting new rules and regulations to raise the standard of legal practice in the country. Lawyers and legal practitioners from various legal firms attended the consultative meeting of the Bar Council of Bhutan yesterday. The post Bar Council holds consultative ...

Chagkhar Heritage Museum developed to honour glory days of Sindhu Raja

The Chagkhar Lhakhang in Chhoekhor Gewog, Bumthang bore a significant role in shaping the history of Bhutan. The temple has been associated with Guru Rinpoche's first visit to Bhutan to cure an ailing King Sindhu Raja who was then dwelling the place in a nine-storey iron castle. The post Chagkhar ...

Singapore hands Bhutan's second defeat

Bhutan was handed its second defeat in the ongoing ACC under-16 Eastern Region Cup by Singapore, today. Playing at the RCGC ground, Bhutan had put in a spirited fight but lost the match by seven wickets. The post Singapore hands Bhutan's second defeat appeared first on BBS.

MoU inked for strengthening teamwork in environmental conservation

In an effort to strengthen collaborative works in environmental conservation, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bhutan Ecological Society, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research, and the School of Field Studies, a non-profit corporation in ...

Punakha now has indoor sports complex

Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck inaugurated the multi sports hall in Khuruthang, Punakha yesterday. The post Punakha now has indoor sports complex appeared first on BBS.

BAFRA comes up with model meat shop to improve safety standards

Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances is a concern to many. Towards ensuring food safety in the country, Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority initiated its first-ever model meat shop in Thimphu, yesterday. The post BAFRA comes up with model ...

Je Khenpo consecrates Jangchub Chorten in Dewathang

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated Jangchub Chorten in Dewathang, Samdrup Jongkhar today. The post Je Khenpo consecrates Jangchub Chorten in Dewathang appeared first on BBS.

Photo exhibition in honour of Fourth Druk Gyalpo opens at RTA

A photo exhibition, in honour of the fourth Druk Gyalpo, opened at the Royal Textile Academy in Thimphu, today. The exhibition features a candid portraiture of over 5,000 Bhutanese from different walks of life sharing a same Tashi Khadar blessed by His Holiness the Je Khenpo The post Photo ...

China U16 hands Bhutan U16 a crushing defeat

The Bhutanese under-16 cricket team lost its first game against China in the Asian Cricket Council under-16 Eastern Region Cup, which began, today. Bhutan suffered a crushing 61 runs defeat, making the chances of entering the semifinals grim. The post China U16 hands Bhutan U16 a crushing defeat ...

PM underlines on ensuring accountability in gewogs

Meeting with people of five gewogs in Punakha recently, Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay urged them to participate in the decision-making process in their gewogs to ensure accountability- which is a key to successful implementation of any development projects. The post PM underlines on ensuring ...

Bus Information System for city bus users

Henceforth, passengers availing themselves of the city bus service need not have to worry about the arrival timings of the buses in their respective locations. The post Bus Information System for city bus users appeared first on BBS.

Monggar hospital conducts mock drill on earthquake preparedness

Having organised a daylong earthquake preparedness drill in Monggar Regional Referral Hospital recently, the hospital management feels they are now more prepared if they are struck by an earthquake or other natural disasters. The post Monggar hospital conducts mock drill on earthquake preparedness ...

Entrepreneurship training for youth in Trongsa

To imbibe an entrepreneurial mindset among youth and address unemployment issues, and to perk up the local economy, a two-week long Entrepreneurship Training Programme for out-of-school-youth is underway in Trongsa. The post Entrepreneurship training for youth in Trongsa appeared first on BBS.

Norgaygang's vegetable market shed abuzz with economic activities

The vegetable market shed in Norgaygang Gewog, Samtse, which remained un-utilised for over a year is now bustling with commercial activities. The post Norgaygang's vegetable market shed abuzz with economic activities appeared first on BBS.

His Majesty The King addresses closing of 10th Session of Second Parliament

Addressing the parliament at the closing of the 10th Session of the Second Parliament on Friday, His Majesty The King reminded the parliament of its scared duties. The post His Majesty The King addresses closing of 10th Session of Second Parliament appeared first on BBS.

East-west road widening works in Trongsa likely to complete on time

The east-west double lane road widening works in Trongsa is set for completion before the onset of next monsoon. Officials from the Department of Roads Regional Office in Trongsa say about 60 per cent of the works are complete as of now. The post East-west road widening works in Trongsa likely to ...

Tsenda-Gang farmers face worst orange harvest in years

Orange is the main cash crop for the people of Tsenda-Gang Gewog in Dagana with farmers earning at least Nu 100,000 from the fruit every year. But this year, with a significantly poor yield, the income from the sale of oranges is set to go down drastically. The post Tsenda-Gang farmers face worst ...

Eye camp in Yebilaptsa restores vision of over 40 people

An eye surgery camp in Yebilaptsa, Zhemgang has restored eyesight of more than 40 elderly people. The post Eye camp in Yebilaptsa restores vision of over 40 people appeared first on BBS.

Shortage of mask dancers threaten survival of Udzorong Tshechu

Shortage of mask dancers has been a concern for the people and leaders of Udzorong in Trashigang every year as the gewog's annual Tshechu approached. However, this time, a group of twelve men who volunteered to perform the mask dances came to their rescue.   The post Shortage of mask dancers ...

New Umling BHU inaugurated

The people of Umling Gewog in Sarpang now have a new Basic Health Unit . The BHU, built on a two-acre 30 decimal land in Doongmin, was inaugurated yesterday. The post New Umling BHU inaugurated appeared first on BBS.

Man dies in accident in Monggar

A 32-year-old man from Khaling in Trashigang has lost his life in a vehicle accident in Monggar. The accident took place yesterday around 6 in the evening. The post Man dies in accident in Monggar appeared first on BBS.

Uniting against corruption for development, peace and security

The United Ntaions Development Programme says every year $ 1 trillion is paid in bribes, while an estimated $2.6 trillion are stolen through corruption. The post Uniting against corruption for development, peace and security appeared first on BBS.

PM graces passing out parade of 27th batch of DeSuups

The passing out parade for the the 27th batch of DeSuups was held today. Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay graced the ceremony. The post PM graces passing out parade of 27th batch of DeSuups appeared first on BBS.

Report on citizens' perception on 11th FYP implementation released

The Bhutan Transparency Initiative launched a report -Citizens Perception on Implementation of 11th Five Year Plan- as Bhutan joined the global community in observing the Anti-Corruption Day today. The post Report on citizens' perception on 11th FYP implementation released appeared first on BBS.

Je Khenpo presides over Kurim in Samtse

His Holiness the Je Khenpo presided over the Yoe-Pha-Mey Kurim in Samtse yesterday. The post Je Khenpo presides over Kurim in Samtse appeared first on BBS.

Care for Child Development Plus found to be an effective alternative to ECCD

Care for Child Development Plus , a collaborative programme of the health ministry and Save the Children Country Office, can be an alternative to ECCD programmes in the remote communities. The post Care for Child Development Plus found to be an effective alternative to ECCD appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan's fertility rate to decline by 2030

If the population projection by the National Statistics Bureau is anything to go by, then the fertility rate of Bhutan is expected to decline below 1.8 per cent by 2030. The fertility rate is the number of live births a woman can bear in her reproductive life span. And the population is predicted to ...

Workplace health, safety likely to become criteria for evaluating contractors

Very soon, the contractors in the country might have to prove their competency in one more area if they are to be awarded works by the Construction Development Board. That new area is work place health and safety standard.  The post Workplace health, safety likely to become criteria for evaluating ...

RAA finds flaws in managing water network system in Thimphu Thromde

The Royal Audit Authority observed several deficiencies in managing the water network system in Thimphu Thromde. The mismanagement has led to water scarcity in Thromde area. The RAA found out that the thromde office provided drinking water connection to car-washing units but failed to levy charges. ...

Two men sentenced in connection with fraudulent insurance claim case

Monggar District Court has sentenced a 41-year-old man to one-and-a-half year imprisonment for fraudulent obtaining of insurance. The post Two men sentenced in connection with fraudulent insurance claim case appeared first on BBS.

Council content with its sessions

As the National Council completed its 20th session on Thursday, the council's Deputy Chairperson gave an emotional press conference as this was the last session under their tenure. The National Council said the sessions have been both satisfying and successful in terms of legislative and review ...

Bhutan U16 loses second practice match to Thailand U16

Bhutan's Under-16 boys cricket team lost their second practice match against Thailand yesterday. The team is in Thailand ahead of the Asian Cricket Council Eastern Region Cup. The tournament begins on Monday with Bhutan under-16 taking on China under-16 team. The post Bhutan U16 loses second ...

A thousand butter lamps lit to mark SAARC Charter Day

Bhutan marked the 33rd SAARC Charter Day at the Tashichhodzong yesterday. It was on this day in 1985 that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation came into existence with the adoption of the SAARC Charter. The post A thousand butter lamps lit to mark SAARC Charter Day appeared first on ...

Minting money from growing Shiitake mushroom in Trashigang

Growing Shiitake mushroom, locally known as Sokay Shamu has been profitable for farmers in Trashigang. Some of them have already started earning cash by selling it. Farmers there took up mushroom farming to generate extra income during off-farming season. The post Minting money from growing Shiitake ...

PAC recommends REDCL for immediate implementation of efficient monitoring

The Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly recommended the Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited to immediately implement efficient monitoring in coordination with relevant stakeholders. The post PAC recommends REDCL for immediate implementation of efficient monitoring ...

Growing chilies on commercial scale for first time

The government's move to ban the import of chilies since July, last year has motivated many farmers in the country to grow chilies on commercial scale. In Samdrup Jongkhar, the Rekhey Vegetable Group has also tried chili farming this time. The post Growing chilies on commercial scale for first time ...

Pro Bhutan Germany donates health equipment to Punakha hospital

The Pro Bhutan Germany donated health equipment worth Nu 2 m to Punakha District Hospital, yesterday. The German Ambassador to Bhuta, Dr. Martin Ney, handed over the hospital administration. The post Pro Bhutan Germany donates health equipment to Punakha hospital appeared first on BBS.

Fire razes hut in Lhuentse

A fire has razed a hut to ground in Lhuentse. The incident happened yesterday around 9 am. The post Fire razes hut in Lhuentse appeared first on BBS.

Man injured in an explosion in Zhemgang

A man from Phangkhar Gewon in Zhemgang is being treated at the national referral hospital in Thimphu for severe blast injuries. The post Man injured in an explosion in Zhemgang appeared first on BBS.

Education ministry looking to expand School Feeding Programme to all schools

The education ministry is working on the possibility of including all schools in the School Feeding Programme in the 12th Five Year Plan. The education minister informed this while discussing the Performance Audit Report on School Feeding Programme in the Parliament yesterday. The post Education ...

NSB to carry out labour force survey, not labour ministry

From this year on, the National Statistics Bureau will carry out the Labour Force Survey instead of labour ministry. The parliament approved this as recommended by its Public Accounts Committee yesterday. The post NSB to carry out labour force survey, not labour ministry appeared first on BBS.

Family of five dies in accident

A family of five has lost their lives in a tragic road accident in Monngar. The accident took place around 10 am yesterday in Kengkhar Gewog. The post Family of five dies in accident appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan's U16 cricket team loses first practice match against Thailand U16

Bhutan's under-16 cricket team lost the first of its two practice matches against Thailand under-16 team yesterday. The team is in Bangkok, ahead of the Asian Cricket Council Eastern Region Cup. The tournament, hosted by the Cricket Association of Thailand begins Monday. The post Bhutan's U16 ...

HH Je Khenpo consecrates Gatsheling Lhakhang in Dorokha

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Gatsheling Lhakhang in Dogap Village under Dorokha in Samtse, today. The post HH Je Khenpo consecrates Gatsheling Lhakhang in Dorokha appeared first on BBS.

MoWHS with highest unresolved irregularities among ministries

The Ministry of Works and Human Settlement was named as the ministry with the highest unresolved irregularities. This was revealed as the Public Accounts Committee presented its report in the parliament yesterday. The post MoWHS with highest unresolved irregularities among ministries appeared first ...

Graduates of Indian, Australian universities and Taktse CLCS top 2017 BCSE

Phurpa Tshering, a journalism and mass communication graduate has topped the 2017 Bhutan Civil Service Phurpa Tshering, a B.A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate has topped the 2017 Bhutan Civil Service Examination in the general category. In the Dzongkha category, Karma Loday from Taktse ...

A task force to be formed to look into missing or death cases of officials, contractors

The parliament has approved the Public Accounts Committee's recommendation for a separate task force to look into instances of missing or death cases of officials and contractors and inaction even after court verdict. The post A task force to be formed to look into missing or death cases of ...

JDWNRH has not met OPD average waiting time target

The national referral hospital has not been able to meet the average waiting time target of 30 minutes for the Out Patient Department . This is according to the Performance Audit Report on Delivery of OPD services at JDWNRH, which was released yesterday. The post JDWNRH has not met OPD average ...