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Je Khenpo administers Goenpoi-Tong-Tshog to ward off misfortunes

His Holiness the Je Khenpo administered Goenpoi-Tong-Tshog on the second day of the rituals performed to ward off misfortunes in Bumthang yesterday. The post Je Khenpo administers Goenpoi-Tong-Tshog to ward off misfortunes appeared first on BBS.

65 patients undergo free surgery in Paro

Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck met with the patients and 20 surgeons at the surgery camp in Paro yesterday. The post 65 patients undergo free surgery in Paro appeared first on BBS.

Gewogs to receive permanent power tiller operators

Farm Machinery Corporation Limited is soon going to deploy permanent power tiller operators, spare parts and 200 litres of fuel in barrel system to Gewogs. The post Gewogs to receive permanent power tiller operators appeared first on BBS.

Dagana's GC road blacktopping works on track

The blacktopping works for 12 out of 14 Gewog Centre roads in Dagana will complete by the end of this financial year. The post Dagana's GC road blacktopping works on track appeared first on BBS.

A woman's journey through painting

The traditional art of painting commonly known to Bhutanese as Lhadip, is believed to have been passed down through generations as a male dominant art form. Very less women take up the art. The post A woman's journey through painting appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan thrashes China by 10 wickets

Bhutan recorded a massive 10 wickets victory over China at the ongoing ICC World Cricket League Division One Asia Qualifier in Thailand. The post Bhutan thrashes China by 10 wickets appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan thrash China by 10 wickets

Bhutan recorded a massive 10 wickets victory over China at the ongoing ICC World Cricket League Division One Asia Qualifier in Thailand. The post Bhutan thrash China by 10 wickets appeared first on BBS.

Fishery database to ensure healthy aquatic biodiversity

The National Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries in Haa has recorded 104 fish species in the three major river basins of Amo Chhu, Wang Chhu and Punatsang Chhu. The post Fishery database to ensure healthy aquatic biodiversity appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan's economic growth to surge in 2018

Bhutan is the fastest growing economy in Asia, according to the Asian Development Bank . The post Bhutan's economic growth to surge in 2018 appeared first on BBS.

In absence of female HA in Dorokha, women hesitate to do Pap test

It has been three months since the lone female health assistant of Dorokha Dungkhag's Basic Health Unit was posted to another BHU. In her absence, women are hesitant to visit the BHU for a Pap smear test, a screening procedure for cervical cancer. The post In absence of female HA in Dorokha, women ...

Jana Chidey Kurim in Tsirang ends

The three day Jana Chidey Kurim in Tsirang ended today. The kurim was presided over by the Yonten Lopen Tandin Tshewang and 80 monks from Tsirang Dratshang recited prayers. The post Jana Chidey Kurim in Tsirang ends appeared first on BBS.

Shongphu Gewog asks for relocation of landfill site

People of Shongphu Gewog in Trashigang said the dzongkhag's dumping yard,which is located in their gewog needs to relocated to some other places. The post Shongphu Gewog asks for relocation of landfill site appeared first on BBS.

Jigme LPS mints money from wastes

Jigme Losel Primary School in Thimphu is not only managing wastes properly but also generating income from it. The post Jigme LPS mints money from wastes appeared first on BBS.

Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag declared malaria-free

Pema Gatshel became the second Dzongkhag after Samtse, to be recognised as malaria-free. The post Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag declared malaria-free appeared first on BBS.

Khothakpa Community Radio

KYD radio in Khothakpa, Pema Gatshel, was launched in March 2016. It caters to over nine villages, with over 3,000 listeners. The radio studio is housed in the community READ Centre. The centre coordinator works as the station manager. Khothakpa READ Centre has over 600 members. The post Khothakpa ...

Je Khenpo conducts ritual to avert disaster

His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over a three-day ritual in Bumthang starting today. The post Je Khenpo conducts ritual to avert disaster appeared first on BBS.

Increased penalty for traffic offences: RST Bill

The Road Safety and Transport Bill of 2017 proposes for a substantial increase in penalty for over speeding and drunk driving. This is following the feedback gathered from the public and traffic police. The post Increased penalty for traffic offences: RST Bill appeared first on BBS.

Lotteries generate paper wastes in Phuentshogling

Indian lotteries mainly from Nagaland and Sikkim are gaining popularity in Phuentshogling town. However, it also has negative impact on the town and that is generating paper wastes. The post Lotteries generate paper wastes in Phuentshogling appeared first on BBS.

104 bikers compete in open mountain bike race

His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck graced the open mountain bike race, yesterday. The race was organized as part of DANTAK's 56th raising day. The post 104 bikers compete in open mountain bike race appeared first on BBS.

Not many aware on paying income tax for sale of cash crops

Regional Revenue and Customs officials of Gelegphu are advocating the people of Drukjeygang Gewog in Dagana to pay personal income tax on the income earned from the sale of cash crops. The post Not many aware on paying income tax for sale of cash crops appeared first on BBS.

FAB model catches judges' attention at an exhibition

Gelephu Higher Secondary School or GHSS's Far and Beyond or FAB model, won the top prize in a science exhibition contest held recently in Bumthang. The post FAB model catches judges' attention at an exhibition appeared first on BBS.

Man dies in car accident

A 49-year-old man from Monggar was killed on the spot when the car he was travelling in went off the motorway, at Gangola in Monggar. The incident happened at around 10 in the morning, yesterday. The post Man dies in car accident appeared first on BBS.

Greenhouses enable Merak people to grow vegetables

The use of greenhouse has opened new gardening possibilities in an extremely cold place like Merak in Trashigang. Villagers there now grow vegetables even in winter, something that was unheard of or rare until recently. The post Greenhouses enable Merak people to grow vegetables appeared first on ...

Greenhouses enable Merak people to grow vegetables

The use of greenhouse has opened new gardening possibilities in an extremely cold place like Sakteng in Trashigang. Villagers there now grow vegetables even in winter, something that was unheard of or rare until recently. The post Greenhouses enable Merak people to grow vegetables appeared first on ...

Flood protection wall along Amochu bank

People residing on the banks of Amochu in Phuentshogling are hoping they will not have to worry about being hit by flood disaster this monsoon. Thanks to the river diversion efforts being undertaken by private construction companies. The post Flood protection wall along Amochu bank appeared first on ...

Eutok Goenba upgraded to Goen-Zyin Dratshang

Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck inaugurated the upgraded Eutok Samdrup Chholing Goen-Zyin Dratshang yesterday. The post Eutok Goenba upgraded to Goen-Zyin Dratshang appeared first on BBS.

Truckers fume over cut in transportation charge

Some 300 truckers are refusing to transport cement from Dungsam Cement Corporation plant in Nganglam to the hydropower project sites following a cut in the transportation charge. The post Truckers fume over cut in transportation charge appeared first on BBS.

Autism conference ends with adoption of Thimphu Declaration

The three-day international conference on autism and neurodevelopment disorders concluded with a pledge to integrate needs of people suffering with autism and other neuro disabilities into the national health and socio-economic development plans. The post Autism conference ends with adoption of ...

Reconstructive hand surgery camp brings back lost smiles

The ongoing hand surgery and restorative camp at the National Referral Hospital is bringing back the lost smiles of many Bhutanese. The 12-day camp is being conducted by a team of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons from Australia and New Zealand. The post Reconstructive hand surgery camp ...

Microsoft's Office 365 launched in Bhutan

Office 365, Microsoft's latest online Office suite, will now be available in Bhutan. It was launched in the country on Thursday in collaboration with a local IT firm. The post Microsoft's Office 365 launched in Bhutan appeared first on BBS.

Batsmen struggle as Bhutan suffer a 154 runs defeat

Bhutan suffered a 154 runs defeat at the hands of host nation Thailand in the opening match of the ICC World Cricket League Division One Asia Qualifier. Thailand's young bowling lineup chipped away with regular wickets preventing Bhutanese batsmen to get any foothold in the match. The post Batsmen ...

Man dies in vehicle accident

A 28-year-old man from Paro, died on the spot, when the car he was travelling in, went off the road, at Trongsa on Wednesday night. The post Man dies in vehicle accident appeared first on BBS.

Labour Ministry opens a new Department

To develop technical and vocational education training system in the country, the Labour ministry now has a separate department. The post Labour Ministry opens a new Department appeared first on BBS.

Preliminary hearing for alleged Tongsa land scam held

The preliminary hearing for an alleged illegal land transaction case in Trongsa involving former Trongsa Dzongda Lhab Dorji and his wife, and eight other individuals was held yesterday at the Trongsa District Court. The post Preliminary hearing for alleged Tongsa land scam held appeared first on ...

Inadequate training facility a challenge, say athletes

Lenchu Kunzang represented Bhutan at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 10-meter air rifle shooting competition. A key lesson she returned home with from her first Olympic stint is that competing in world championships requires a lot of training and practice, something that is lacking in Bhutan, at least ...

Early identification crucial for those with autism

Autism continues to be a significant health issue in the world. Lack of awareness and how it can be managed still remain a challenge. The post Early identification crucial for those with autism appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan hopeful about trilateral hydropower cooperation

Foreign minister Damcho Dorji said Bhutan is hopeful the trilateral cooperation in hydropower among Bhutan, Bangladesh and India will come through. The trilateral cooperation seeks to enable Bangladesh to invest in Bhutan's power sector. The post Bhutan hopeful about trilateral hydropower ...

PM Sheikh Hasina bids adieu to Bhutan

The Prime Minister of People's Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina bid adieu to Bhutan as she left the country, this morning. The post PM Sheikh Hasina bids adieu to Bhutan appeared first on BBS.

Punakha has new court

Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck unleashed the notched ceremonial scarf at the new court building in Punakha, today, signifying its inauguration. The post Punakha has new court appeared first on BBS.

Great prayer ceremony in Autsho ends

The five day Moenlam Chenmo which was presided over by His Holiness the Je Khenpo at Namdroeling Goenzin Dratshang in Autsho in Lhuentse, ended yesterday. The post Great prayer ceremony in Autsho ends appeared first on BBS.

School feeds students from low-income families

For some students, schools are not just a place for learning but also where they do not have to worry about going hungry. This particularly rings true for some 35 students of Jigme Losel Primary School in Thimphu. The post School feeds students from low-income families appeared first on BBS.

Nazhoen Lamtoen, respite for recovering addicts

There have been incidences where recovering alcohol or drug addicts have experience a relapse. And as recovering addicts, odds are stacked high against them making reintegration into society, a mammoth task. The post Nazhoen Lamtoen, respite for recovering addicts appeared first on BBS.

BNCA to open Drop-in-Centre in Wangdue

Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority will open a Drop-in-Centre in Wangdue Phodrang end of this month in a move aimed at tackling the emerging needs of drug and alcohol dependents in the town. The post BNCA to open Drop-in-Centre in Wangdue appeared first on BBS.

Retired armed forces construct Tashi Gomang in Bumthang

With time, body wanes and each passing day exhausts, whatever little energy is left of a lifetime. However, such realities have not dampened the spirit of a group of retired army and policemen in Bumthang. The post Retired armed forces construct Tashi Gomang in Bumthang appeared first on BBS.

Art helps children to be expressive

How art helps children to be expressive, imaginative, and communicative in nature? Well, experts said artistic endeavours and self-directed exploration through art will allow children to create a milieu about humanity and human rights. The post Art helps children to be expressive appeared first on ...

Bhutan gifts land to Bangladesh to construct Embassy

Bhutan gifted land to the Bangladesh government to construct its Embassy at Hejo in Thimphu. The post Bhutan gifts land to Bangladesh to construct Embassy appeared first on BBS.

International Conference on Autism & Neuro Developmental Disorders begins

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced the opening of a three-day International Conference on Autism and Neuro Developmental Disorders, at the Royal Banquet Hall, yesterday. The post International Conference on Autism & Neuro Developmental Disorders begins appeared first on BBS.

Bhutan-Bangladesh signs 6 MoUs

To further promote bilateral relations between Bhutan and Bangladesh in trade, culture, health and education, agriculture and tourism, the representatives from Bhutan and Bangladesh signed two agreements and four Memoranda of Understanding . The post Bhutan-Bangladesh signs 6 MoUs appeared first on ...

Not even half voted for election of LG vacant demkhongs

Almost 5,000 electorates went to polls for the election of remaining 60 vacant seats of the Local Government, yesterday. The post Not even half voted for election of LG vacant demkhongs appeared first on BBS.

MoAF to regulate the price of local green chillies

The price of local green chillies from Trashi Yangtse will now be regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests . The post MoAF to regulate the price of local green chillies appeared first on BBS.