Tara Limbu, ThimphuMay 14 2013
An almost neglected dzongkhag with just about 1,842 registered voters, Gasa became the political hotbed when Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party failed to secure candidates for both the constituencies of Gasa.3 Comments / Read/Watch »
Pema Namgay, KanglungMay 12 2013
A community of nomads from Merak Gewog and people of Phongmey Gewog are locking horns over a Gewog boundary issue. People are accusing each other for overtaking their boundaries.No Comment / Read/Watch »
Tashi Choden, GelephuMay 3 2013
The motorable bridge over Thewar Chhu in Gelephu was inaugurated yesterday. The bridge will serve as a lifeline for the people of four gewogs across the Mao River.No Comment / Read/Watch »
Eshori Gurung, GelephuApr 20 2013
The Gelephu Regional Referral Hospital is facing difficulty in providing necessary health care services to its patients. As a regional referral hospital, it is supposed to have at least one surgeon and a specialist in all the fields.No Comment / Read/Watch »
Phurba, DaganaApr 9 2013
The elderly in Bjurugang village in Dagana are lamenting the loss of Khengkha, their native language. Except for a handful of the older populace, no one else in the village speak Khengkha.
Baseball in Bhutan is now official with more than 50 children taking part in a Baseball coaching programme. The children will go through 9 coaching sessions, after which 5 children will be selected to represent Bhutan at the World Children’s Baseball Fair in Fukui in Japan in August.No Comment / Read More »
The 500th community forest was handed over to Zamtog village in Geneykha Gewog under Thimphu, yesterday. The 136-acre Domche Drongdey Nagtsel was handed over by the Swiss Assistant State Secretary, Beat Nobs, to 23 households of Zamtog.No Comment / Read More »
The Indian Foreign Secretary, Ranjan Mathai, has assured that India is committed to supporting Bhutan’s 11th Five Year Plan. He said their support towards the development of hydro-power in Bhutan would continue.No Comment / Read More »
It is the wrath of our deity, they said. The disaster is a consequence they are suffering for failing to appease their local deity, the villagers believe.6 Comments / Read More »
It has been over a week that Draateng Gewog in Trongsa has been without electricity. The gewog has experienced power fluctuation for several days and even total failure at times since May 8.No Comment / Read More »
(Update:) The woman, who was in a critical condition, after consuming poisonous mushroom, died last night. Her husband, daughter and brother had died yesterday morning.8 Comments / Read More »
The High Court upheld the Monggar district court’s verdict on the Gyalpoizhing land allotment case. The verdict was passed this afternoon. The former National Assembly Speaker Jigme Tshultim is sentenced to two and a half year imprisonment. He has been convicted for official misconduct, fraud and deceptive practice. The earlier allegation of forgery has been dismissed due to lack of evidence.
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- May 16 2013
The Bhutan Football Federation observed the Asian Football Confederation Grassroots’ Football Day, in the capital, Yesterday. Around 150 children participated in the event organized to observe the day. “Football for all” was the theme for this year’s AFC grassroots football day.
- May 14 2013
The permanent representative of Bhutan to the United Nations office in Geneva, Daw Penjo, presented his letter of credence to the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (AFO) in Rome, Italy, last week.
- May 14 2013
One hundred and nineteen volunteers completed the 7th De-Suung training programme at the Military Training Centre at Tencholing in Wangdue Phodrang, today. The Chief Advisor of the interim government, Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye was the Chief Guest at the event. HRH Ashi Deki Yangzom Wangchuck also attended the graduation ceremony.