The Ministerial Conference on Asian Economic Cooperation adopted the Bangkok Declaration. The declaration called for cooperation in four thematic areas of integrated markets, connectivity, regional financial cooperation and cooperation to address shared vulnerabilities and risks.
A three-day Joint Judo Training Camp with the Nepal Judo Association began in Thimphu, yesterday. The Nepal and Bhutan Judo Associations will undergo high-level training that will end in a friendly team match, tomorrow.
The Choadpa festival in Zhemgang is seeing waning interest among the younger generation. The older population is, therefore, feeling the need to ensure its continuity by organising it annually. Dakphel under Nangkor Gewog performed the ritual this week.
His Majesty the King received the World Cup trophy at the Banquet Hall, today. His Majesty shared with FIFA, Coca-Cola, and Bhutan Football Federation officials that the experience would make for a great story for his children and grandchildren. Only leaders of state are given the privilege to hold ...
His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated a newly constructed Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck Choling Lhakhang in Trashigang yesterday. The Lhakhang was constructed to pay tribute to His Majesty the King.
Two Namgay Khangza chortens in Jaru Gang under Athang Gewog have been robbed off their Nangtens for the second time. The chortens, believed to be 600 years old, were vandalised last evening. The first vandalism took place back in 2009.
The Gelegphu league and knockout Yangphel style open archery tournament is underway in Gelegphu Dungkhag. Eighteen teams entered the knockout round on December 18. There were actually 21 teams at the start. Teams from Dagana, Tsirang and Zhemgang are also taking part.
The Chief Research Officer of Monash Sustainability Institute, Dr. Paul MCshane, said dams could cost Bhutan's environment dearly even though there are economic benefits. He was speaking at the two-day workshop on developing regional collaboration in river basin in management, in response to climate ...
Two suspects, who are believed to have started the fire in Wangdue Phodrang, have been detained. In their statement to the police, the suspects had said, they had started a fire to brew tea while they were herding cattle.
A three-day SAARC literary festival on Asian novel began today, in the capital. The festival with the theme, traversing the cultural contours through South Asian Novel', will provide a platform to the novelists, writers, literary critics, literary enthusiasts in the region to share their thoughts, ...
Leadership continues to be a male domain in Bhutan. Women representation in the leadership sphere is largely insignificant, both at the national and local government levels. Bhutan Network for Empowering Women wants to change the trend. It wants to see increased women participation in the next local ...
The Forest Division Office in Paro seized a truckload of illegal mixed conifer timber, today. The 380 cubic feet consignment of timber was intercepted by forestry officials at 3am at Chelela. The officials had received a tip-off about the consignment, which was being taken to a sawmill in Paro.
The UN Secretary-General's UNiTE campaign to End Violence against Women' was formally launched in the country in Monggar. It is aimed at raising awareness and increasing political will and resources to prevent and end all forms of violence against women and girls.
An elderly man, who is partially blind, has sustained injuries when twelve-unit temporary sheds were gutted by a fire near Gomkora Lhakhang last night. He is being treated in Trashigang Dzongkhag hospital.
An agreement, reinforcing the commitment of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation to assist the Bhutanese government, Civil Society Organizations and private sector partners, has been renewed. The assistance will be in the fields of rural development including education, skills development and ...
His Majesty the King, in his address to the Nation on the 106th National Day, today, highlighted the economic and social challenges that Bhutan faced in the past, and will face in the future. His Majesty said hydropower alone will not meet the expenses of the country and that there is a need to ...
The Nation will celebrate the 106th National Day, tomorrow. Residents of Thimphu are expected to be in the thousands at the Changlimithang stadium where the historic day will be celebrated with song, dance and games.
As of the report compiled till 3:30pm by the Department of Disaster Management, today, Paro is the worst affected dzongkhag by the windstorm with 199 structures damaged. It is followed by Haa with 162 damages of structures reported.
The problem of substance abuse is not only in places like Thimphu and Phuentshogling. Gelegphu has seen a total of 221 male and 21 female substance abuse cases, just this year. Only 15 male and five females are undergoing rehabilitation.
The Monggar's first ever Moenlam Chenmo ended yesterday with blessings of Tacha-chung-sum. His Holiness the Je Khenpo had presided over a week-long Moenlam Chenmo at Gyalpoizhing, which began last week.
The first ever international Buddhist Nuns conference began in Paro, yesterday. The theme is on the roles and responsibilities of Buddhist Nuns in post-modern society. The conference aims to empower nuns and create a platform to share their experiences, best practices and challenges, to create a ...
Strong windstorm, last evening and earlier this morning, wreaked havoc in many Dzonkhags, across the country. The worst affected dzongkhags are Haa, Paro and Punakha. The storm blew off roofs of schools, teachers' quarters, Lhakhangs and some Gewog centres.
Strong windstorms last evening and earlier this morning wreaked havoc in many Dzonkhags across the country. According to initial reports gathered from our correspondents the worst affected Dzongkhags are Paro, Punakha, Haa and Dagana.