English | Dzongkha Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Western, northern & central parts of country receive first snowfall

Unlike usual wintry mornings, residents of western, northern and central Bhutan woke up to a blanket of snow this morning.

Snowfall brings traffic along some passes to a standstill

The first snowfall of the year brought cheers on the faces of the people residing in western, central and northern parts of the country. But on the flip side, it has brought vehicular traffic along several passes to a halt.

Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Kuwait celebrates 111th National Day

On the occasion of the 111th National Day, the Bhutanese Ambassador to Kuwait, Tshering Gyaltshen Penjor hosted a reception at Radisson Blu Hotel in Kuwait yesterday.

Bhutanese in Melbourne celebrate 111th National Day

The Bhutanese community of Melbourne in Australia celebrated the 111th National Day on December 15. The recently separated twins Nima and Dawa Pelden were the Guests of Honour.

People brave winter night to be part of National Day celebrations in Samtse

Thousands of people from 15 Gewogs in Samtse arrived in the main town yesterday to celebrate the 111th National Day. Over sixty buses were arranged to transport people from the villages. While most of the people stayed in arranged accommodations, there were also some who were not able to find one.

Bhutan to graduate from LDC in 2023

Bhutan’s graduation from the United Nations Least Developed Countries (LDC) category has now been deferred to 2023 from 2021. The extension of the standard three year transition period by another two years was endorsed in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly held in New York on  Thursday (December 13). 

Cancer cases on rise in SAARC region

Despite having treatments and early diagnostics facilities in place, the SAARC countries are seeing increasing incidences of cancer. According to health professionals, it is mainly due to increased risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use and unhealthy diets among others.

C4CD Plus found to have positive impacts on child development

 Care for Child Development Plus (C4CD) programme is found to have positive impacts on the overall development of children under three years of age. The play-based programme engages children and caregivers in activities such as playing, reading and telling stories to foster children’s physical and cognitive development.

Special prayer ceremony begins at Shivalaya temple in Samtse

A special prayer ceremony began at the Shivalaya temple in Samtse as part of the 111th National Day celebrations.

Mangdechhu power tariff to be discussed during PM’s visit to India

Finalising the electricity export tariff of Mangdechhu hydropower project would be high on agenda during Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering’s maiden visit to India.

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