His Majesty The King granted an audience to the 2,315 graduates yesterday, who attended the National Graduate Orientation Programme this year.
Zhemgang's Dzongkhag Tshogdu has approved a proposal for establishment of a cement plant in Bardo Gewog. If it comes through, it would be the first cement plant in the whole of Zhemgang.
It is the height of potato auctioning season at the Food Corporation of Bhutan's auction yard in Phuentshogling. Unlike last year, the farmers are fetching better returns this year.
The pitch dark nights in the villages of Samrang Gewog under Samdrup Jongkhar is now a tale of yore now. Samrang Gewog is one of the eight gewogs to receive electricity recently.
Paddy cultivation in Sarpang Dzongkhag is coming to an end. But in Dekiling Gewog farmers could not cultivate paddy in about 150 acres of paddy field.
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay was called on by Ms. Lakshmi Venkatachalam, the Vice President of the Asian Development Bank and her delegation at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang in the capital, yesterday.
A 20-year old man has succumbed to Japanese Encephalitis at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital last week, health officials have confirmed. The deceased was referred from Punakha, paralysed. Another three-year old baby has been referred from Trongsa. Doctors say she is in 'critical ...
The WWF Bhutan commits Nu.53m for conserving country's diverse ecosystem to promote sustainable livelihoods.
The Green Public Procurement Project is a strategic approach to scale-up public demand for environmentally and socially preferable goods, services and infrastructure. The GPP project has now been introduced in Bhutan.
Bhutan Ecological Society's second annual environmental fair and research symposium is being held in the capital. The conference will see feature talks by researchers from India and Bhutan on emerging environmental issues in the country.
Every monsoon, the Chhukha hydropower reservoir sees an increasing amount of debris being washed down by the Wangchu. This has increased the work load of preventing debris from getting into the water intake part of the dam.
People in Sunkosh under Dagana Dzongkhag are frustrated due to the long overdue town planning at Sunkosh. Constructions have been kept on hold for more than a decade now.
Seventeen students of Gaeddu College of Business Studies have been under Gedu Police custody since August 10.
Waste management is becoming increasingly difficult not only in the city but even in many gewogs under Thimphu Dzongkhag.
Bhutan is known for its unique cultural landscape, bearing witness to a distinctive history, culture, wisdom and custom of the people. To understand and respect such existing landscape, for the first time in the country, an International Competition on Cultural Landscape in Bhutan in 2014, was ...
The 600MW Kholongchhu Hydropower project will not affect the Dzongkhag's sacred sites, says the Economic Affairs Minister.
Employment opportunities are unlimited,' said the Labour and Human Resources Minister, addressing the National Graduates Orientation Programme in Thimphu, yesterday.
Thimphu Dzongkhag Tshogdu decided to submit the proposal of the people of South Thimphu, concerning the Education City Project, to the National Council.
August 19 is now marked as the Earth Overshoot Day- the day our ecological footprint in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year, according to the data from the Global Footprint Network.
Tsirang District court has sentenced a 29-year-old man to three years in prison for repeated case in consuming marijuana and threatening his family. The verdict was passed last Saturday.
In an effort to introduce farming machines at high altitudes, the Agriculture Machinery Centre in Paro demonstrated two farming machines in Paro, today.
Sarpang police arrested a man last Friday for forging the signature of his friend to withdraw money from the friend's account. The incident took place on August 6.
Lingzhi Dzong in North Thimphu was severely damaged by an earthquake in September, 2011. The dzong was not once renovated after the quake.
The Royal Bhutan Police began its campaign against illegal drugs trafficking all over the country, today.
Age is no bar if you love a game. This is the message the 65-year-old Ugyen Namgay is sending out at the first ever veteran's football tournament underway in Gelegphu.
Customers and automobile workshop owners at Olakha in Thimphu are expressing their dissatisfaction on the infrastructure provided by the government. They say the concerned authority needs to do more about the workshop area.
The Kholongchhu Hydropower Project might be a boon to the people of Trashi Yangtse Dzongkhag but it seems like a curse for the civil servants living there. Civil servants are already worried of skyrocketing house rents and housing crunch because of the project.
Gelegphu has its first private clinic now. Its establishment has helped ease number of patients visiting the Gelegphu Central Regional Referral Hospital, especially for X-ray, blood and urine tests.
Jigme Losel Primary School in Thimphu earned about a million ngultrum by selling wastes last year. The school started the initiative of collecting and selling wastes in July last year.
: His Majesty the King granted an audience to the Minister of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri of Kuwait, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, yesterday. The visit is in keeping with the tradition of exchanging high-level visits between the two countries. His Majesty the King visited Kuwait in February ...
The government could not fulfill their pledge to do away the Preliminary Examination last year, nor did they do away with it this year. The Prime Minister apologised to the university graduates while responding to questions raised by some of the graduates at the on-going National Graduate ...
Responding to the concerns raised by various local leaders on gewog budget cuts, the Prime Minister clarified that the money the government has, has to be used efficiently and transparently.
Bhutan has declared 51 percent of the country as the protected area. However, no comprehensive assessment of the protected areas has been carried out.
The Indian Community in Thimphu observed 68th Independence Day at the Indian Embassy this morning. The function began with the hoisting of the Indian Flag.
To meet the local demand, Bhutan imports about 50,000 metric tons of rice on an average every year, which is more than 4,000 truckloads of rice approximately.
An Infectious Bursal Disease outbreak killed about 342 birds in pullet-rearing farm in Toep Gewog, Punakha, earlier this month. This is first such outbreak reported in Punakha.
There are still some counterfeit banknotes into circulation, says the Royal Monetary Authority. Till date an estimated of a few thousands of each denomination of counterfeits have been detected.
In absence of a registered Association, truckers in Phuentshogling feel that solving their work related problems of any sort is not convenient. A Truckers' Association, they said, has become a need of the hour.
At the invitation of the government of Bhutan, Minister of Al-Diwan Al-Amiri of the State of Kuwait, Mr. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, is on a visit to Bhutan.
Seven Indian Nationals who were arrested earlier in February for smuggling around 8kg of gold have been sentenced from one and half years to 3 years in prison.
As the Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale, visited Chhukha Hydropower Project yesterday, he reassured the Indian government's continued support to Bhutan.
Over 2,300 university graduates are attending the two-week-long National Graduate Orientation Programme, which began in Thimphu, today.
According to the World Bank Officials, Bhutan needs to do a lot to improve the weather and flood forecasting system.
Although Tshogkorna Chiwog falls under Barp Gewog in Punakha, locals have to travel to Wangdue Phodrang for most administrative works. This, the villagers say, is taxing and uncalled-for.
The theme this year for the International Youth Day is Youth and Mental Heath'. International Youth Day was first declared by the United Nations in 1999.
The Tshogpa of Pema Yoedling Chiwog under Serzhong Gewog in Sarpang has been suspended following complaints from the people.
The Road Act and also the Land Act do not allow construction of houses within 50 feet from the centre of the highway. In the recent Dagana Dzongkhag Tshogdu, local leaders said not all gewogs respect this rule.
According to a forecast from the Department of Hydro-Met Services under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in Southern, Eastern and isolated places over central Bhutan in the next 48 hours.
The farm road of Nakha in Saephu Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang is in bad condition. Locals have been maintaining the road but of little or no avail.
Support from the government to mechanise farming is encouraging more and more farmers in Chhuzanggang gewog under Sarpang Dzongkhag to take up farming. This will go a long way in helping government achieve its target of self sufficiency in rice.