Eshori Gurung, GelegphuFeb 17 2014
Another year of hardships for some teachers of Sherzhong Primary School in Gelegphu has begun. They will have to continue to live in classrooms. The teachers’ quarters, they were supposed to shift in, is still incomplete. The four unit two-storied building was to be completed last year.1 Comment / Read/Watch »
Sonam Phunstho, SamtseFeb 14 2014
Early this week, in one of the villages under the Norgaygang Gewog under Samtse Dzongkhag, a technology was changing lives of people. A 980 metre goods-ropeway, a gift from Tarayana Foundation, has now come to the villagers who have lived their entire life carrying goods on their backs.No Comment / Read/Watch »
Yeshi Gyeltshen, ParoJan 29 2014
The villagers of Wangtsa in Haa say they have lost about 880 acres of pastureland to development works. If this is to continue, they fear, they will be left without grazing land soon. They have put up a petition to the Dzongkhag Administration for the second time so that their plea is heeded to.2 Comments / Read/Watch »
Yeshi Gyelsthen, ParoJan 28 2014
It is believed that spinning a prayer wheel has the same benefits of chanting a prayer. Prayer wheels or Mani Dungkors come in different sizes and can be most commonly seen around religious structures. But how are these wheels made. In Paro, a 64-year-old man has been doing this for over 30 years and plans to keep going for as long as he can.No Comment / Read/Watch »
Sonam Lhamo, ThimphuJan 12 2014
Thimphu is in the throes of cold weather. One way to fend off the cold is by treating yourself with many a cups of hot and comforting Thukpa that is gaining immense popularity in the streets of Thimphu.
Sharing real time information on the cross-border illegal activities was one of the main discussions at the 22nd Border Districts Co-ordination Meeting, BDCM, with the West Bengal stage government held last week. The meeting emphasized that mechanisms, which are already in place between the two countries to share information would be strengthened.No Comment / Read More »
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.No Comment / Read More »
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.No Comment / Read More »
Paro Police forwarded the case of the seven Indians detained in connection with gold smuggling to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) today. The investigation found that the men were involved in a gold smuggling racket in India.No Comment / Read More »
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.No Comment / Read More »
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.No Comment / Read More »
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.
NEWS IN BRIEF
- Mar 7 2014
A three-day long 4th Bhutan International Education Fair is underway Thimphu. A total of 53 institutions and universities from seven different countries are participating in the fair. To give a clear picture about the universities, conferences and seminars are …
- Mar 2 2014
Tsimasham police in Chhukha have detained two teenagers in connection with a murder. They are accused of murdering a 23-year-old man last month. The incident happened on the evening of February 22 following a scuffle. One of the accused, a 17-year-old, who stabbed the deceased has confessed to the crime. The hospital staff in Tsimasha said he was brought dead.