Sonam Wangdi, PhuentshoglingApr 10 2014
Sadhu-Madhu village under Phuentshogling Gewog looks lush green. After a month of sowing, acres of maize plantation are ready to bear fruits. The promising yield is attributed to hybrid seeds the villagers were provided with.5 Comments / Read/Watch »
Cheychey, KanglungApr 8 2014
Once a vibrant shopping centre, Kuri Zampa in Monggar is now anything but a commercial hub. The only shop in the town barely earns Nu. 500 a day.No Comment / Read/Watch »
Sonam Wangdi, PhuentshoglingMar 30 2014
The villagers of Dophulakha under of Phuentshogling Gewog have decided to take matters into their own hand. They have decided to build a farm road with their own money, after their pleas fell on deaf ears. Neither the government nor the dzongkhag administration had heeded to their request for a farm road.3 Comments / Read/Watch »
By Choni Dema, PunakhaMar 15 2014
Tandin Wangmo, 81, has never missed Punakha Domche and Tshechu. She vividly remembers her first day at Domche, 73 years ago. She was just eight years old and since then never missed any of the festivals.No Comment / Read/Watch »
By Pema Namgay, TrashigangMar 14 2014
Most Bhutanese are familiar with the epic of Khando Drowa Zangmo. It was taught in the schools as part of the school curriculum until a few years ago. Towards the end of the epic, Khandro Drowa Zangmo’s son, Kuentu Legpa rules a village called Yue Pemachen. And that place is said to be the present day Chaling village under Shongphu Gewog, Trashigang.
Our reporter, Tenzin Rabgye, caught up with the heads of the financial institutions on Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP).No Comment / Read More »
The government is proposing to provide excavators in the Dzongkhags to construct new farm roads rather than providing cash. The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, shared the proposal with the local government officials and civil servants of Trashigang and Trashi Yantse Dzongkhags.No Comment / Read More »
The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) spent over Nu.426 MN for the 2013 parliamentary elections. The expenses also included the bye-election for the Nanong-Shumar constituency. The figures were released this morning.No Comment / Read More »
As the west Bengal state of India went to the polls yesterday, Phuentshogling town wore a deserted look. Business was unusually slow, as most of the shops and other business entities in the main town remained closed.No Comment / Read More »
To implement the overseas employment programme effectively and efficiently, a regulation on Bhutanese Overseas Employment Agent 2013 was launched, today.2 Comments / Read More »
After losing their crops to wild animals for years, the farmers of Langchenphu Toe village in Samdrup Jongkhar are expecting a good harvest finally. A solar electric fencing has been installed with assistance from the Wild Life Protection of Bhutan to keep wildlife at bay.No Comment / Read More »
Hundreds of youth have applied to the Overseas Employment Agencies to work abroad. There are four licensed agencies in Thimphu, who are exploring job opportunities overseas. The Global Recruitment Overseas Employment Agency has been able to send 6 Bhutanese to work in Doha earlier, this month.
NEWS IN BRIEF
- Apr 13 2014
Thousands of devotees received Tshewang or the blessing of longevity from His Eminence Dudjom Yangsi Sangay Pema Zhepa Rinpoche in Trashigang yesterday. Devotees gathered at the football ground in Yongphula to receive the blessing. His Eminence Dudjom Yangse is in Bhutan to preside over Threma Tshokhor and Phurpa Namcha Pudri Drupchen in the eastern Dzongkhags. Dudjom Yangsi Sangay Pema Zhepa Rinpoche is one of the reincarnations of Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshey Dorji.
- Apr 10 2014
The Bank of Bhutan Limited opened a new branch office at Samdrupcholing in Samgdrup Jongkhar. It takes the total network branches of 41 in the country. Of these, 20 are located in the Dzongkhags while the rest are located in the major towns.