Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and his delegation arrived in the country from Myanmar earlier today. While in Myanmar, Prime Minister met the President, Thein Sein, and other leaders of the government of the Union of Myanmar and held bilateral talks.
The office of the Gyaltshab was inaugurated at Gyalposhing in Mongar yesterday. The people of Gyalposhing and nearby villages offered Thri-Dhar to the Gyaltshab His Royal Highness Prince Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
Paro Police forwarded the case of the seven Indians detained in connection with gold smuggling to the Office of the Attorney General today. The investigation found that the men were involved in a gold smuggling racket in India.
Pema Chokorling Lhakang in Sherzong Gewog in Gelegphu was vandalised and robbed off its precious items this morning. Silver plated kapali with gold rims, silver moenphur and phurba were stolen. The Lhakhang also lost gold plated amulet with turquoise and gold plated tshebum.
To promote employment of Bhutanese workers in industries, the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources is in the process of signing agreements with industries in Phuentshogling. The initiative started with five industries signing the Memorandum of Understanding yesterday.
His Majesty the King promoted Major General Batoo Tshering to the rank of Lieutenant General this morning. His Majesty is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
After years of delay the Supreme Court construction in Thimphu sees a sign of nearing completion. The Sertog of the Court was placed today. However, sources said it would take another year to complete the entire project.
A bank of their own, Chhuzanggang Agricultural Farmer's Cooperative or CAFCO, has started a micro banking scheme called saving and credit unit. It was started with a seed money of Nu. 150,000 ngultrum. The scheme was started to give immediate financial support to the members without having to travel ...
The third Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation summit began in Myanmar, today. The Bhutanese delegation is led by Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay.
A compensation of Nu.48 Million has been paid to 415 people whose houses, land and crops were affected with the development of local area plan 1 in Gelephu Thromde. Every structure, temporary and permanent which fell under the local area plan is being demolished. The local area plan 1 span
Two men died on the spot when the Bolero they were traveling in went off the road and fell 175 meters below. The accident took place at Gomchu in Khaling, Trashigang at around 6:45 AM yesterday.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, and his delegation left for Myanmar today to attend the Third Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Summit.
Forestry officials and a team of volunteers including local people and Deesups are battling a forest fire in Lhuntse. The fire, which started around 9 AM yesterday, has so far destroyed over 1000 acres of forest between Rewan and Awtsho.
: People across the country are celebrating Daw Dangbi Losar or the start of the Lunar New Year. Today marks the beginning of the Wood Male Horse Year. Led by the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, the Opposition Leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho, Heads of the Constitutional Bodies, Dasho Neten Zangmo, Dasho ...
Druk-Gi-Nyagoe received a hero's welcome as he arrived home in Trongsa on Friday. It was a grand homecoming. Phuntsho Wangdi, 35, from Tangsibji Gewog was received with jubilation by the people of Trongsa.
The government has decided to shut down the Education City Project. At Meet the Press yesterday, the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said the Cabinet had decided not to be a part of the project, which had been termed “illegal” by the National Land Commission.
Five people, including driver, died when the Wagon R taxi they were travelling in veered off the road and fell about 1,000 metres below the road. Except for the driver, all the passengers are of Indian origin.
The government has decided to shut down the Education City Project. At Meet the Press yesterday, the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said the Cabinet had decided not to be a part of the project, which had been termed illegal' by the National Land Commission.
Not less than a week after Nissan Leaf electric car was launched, another electric car, Mahindra's e2o was launched in Thimphu, yesterday. The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, launched the car at the Taj Tashi Hotel.
Thimphu records the highest crime with 1,314 cases registered, states the Annual Crime Statistics for 2012-13. The report was launched at a press conference in Thimphu today.
Thousands of acres of forests are lost to fire every year. In the last five years, more than 55,000 acres of forest were destroyed by fire. In 2011-12, about 39 forest fire cases where reported, while in 2012-13 about 34 cases were reported.
The Opposition Party met the reporters from various media houses, today. It was the first time the Opposition Party met with the media since its election. The Opposition Leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho along with other members of parliament spoke about various issues including the government's 100-day ...
The Ambassador of Bangladesh to Bhutan, Jishnu Roy Choudhury, called on the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, today.
Locally made bio-degradable plates and cups from dry sheaths of betel nut trees will hit the market tomorrow. In fact, one of the hotels in Gelephu has already placed an order with this new venture started by Chhuzanggang Agricultural Farmers' Cooperative and SNV.
After walking for almost an hour, devotees come to worship lord Shiva on this day at Khopi Dham in Dhamdara as early as 3am in the morning. People say devotees from as far as Kolkata in India come for this particular occasion.
The Ambassador-designate of Bangladesh to Bhutan, Jishnu Roy Choudhury presented his credentials to His Majesty the King, today.
Founded a year ago, the Visual Art Studio of Trashi Yangtse or VAST Yangtse is finding it difficult to sustain. The studio hasn't been able to sell a single painting.
Teachers of Gelephu Lower Secondary School are worried that the cramped classrooms are going to hamper the students learning process. About 50 students are cramped up in a single classroom given the inadequate classrooms.
The parking fee collecting agent in Phuentshogling is apprehensive about not meeting the required contract royalty despite the recent revision. The Phuentshogling Thromde revised the parking fee contract recently to Nu. 6.2 million, about Nu. 2 Million less from the previous rate.
A team from Monggar won the Yangphel style traditional archery tournament held in Trashigang. The final match of the tournament was played today. The team from Kanglung came second followed by Radhi team.
His Majesty the King granted an audience to the General Officer Commanding in Chief of the Indian Army, Lieutenant General M.M.S. Rai.
Local leaders continue to face budget shortage even as they plan for development activities to be taken up during the financial year 2014-15.
The forest fire in Thimphu, which started on Sunday, has finally been contained. Over 300 acres of forests was destroyed by the fire, according to the District Forest Officer.
Around eight kilograms of gold was seized by Customs officials at the Paro International Airport on Saturday. The gold was being brought to the country illegally by four Indian Nationals by hiding them in their undergarments.
Bhutan received an additional of Rs.1.2 billion from the government of India as a grant to the government's Economic Stimulus Plan .
The Bhutan International Marathon, first of its kind in the country, was held on Sunday. Over 200 participants from over 20 countries took part in the event.
The government will receive over Rs.1.7 Billion from the Indian government as the refund of excise duty on the import of goods for the year 2012. The refund will go to the country's internal revenue.
The Wildlife Conservation Division of Department of Forests and Park Services is coordinating a nationwide tiger re-validation survey. The nationwide survey, first of its kind, is fully operated by a team of Bhutanese professionals demonstrating national capacity to undertake such scientific ...
An art exhibition on the theme 'Culture of Bhutan' was organised at Vast Gallery in Thimphu. It was organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh to observe Shahid Dibash and International Mother Language Day.
His Majesty the King celebrated his 34th Birth Anniversary in Punakha. Scores of people from Punakha and Laya gathered at Thangzona, next to the magnificent Puna Dewachen Phodrang Dzong to be part of the event.
Phuntsho Wangdi, 34, from Nubi-Tangsibi in Trongsa was declared the strongest man in the country after he won the coveted title of Druk-gi Nyagoe. The finals were held today coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King. Phuntsho Wangdi took home prize money of Nu. 3,00,000.
Coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King, the Bhutan-Thailand Friendship Offer', was launched in the capital, today. The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, launched the offer, which allows Thai nationals to visit Bhutan by paying only US$ 65, per person per night.
His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck left for Bangkok today to grace the launch of the Bhutan-Thailand Friendship Offer'.
The widening of 37-Kilometre Tingtibi-Gongphu Highway, which began in 2010, is likely to be delayed by another financial year. The Chief Engineer of the Project, Prabat Rai, said they haven't received the fund to continue with the work.
After incurring a huge loss, the Gelegphu Thromde has suspended parking fees system, which was initiated just three months ago. The Kahabab Construction, that had won the tender to implement the system, had failed to make timely installments.