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Proposed mining site in Monggar draws ire of local residents


Heated words were exchanged during a public consultation meeting to establish mining site in Monggar. The proposed site is at Rokshaphung under Chagsakhar Gewog.

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche delivers a talk

Khyentse Rinpoche delivers a talk

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche delivered a talk on Guru Rinpoche’s principles in Thimphu, yesterday evening. The audience packed the Youth Development Forum Hall.

Zhisar Thang in Sarpang to get a farm road


Zhisar Thang, a village in Singye Gewog under Sarpang District, will get a farm road. The Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, graced the ground-breaking ceremony of the Farm road on Friday.

Team Zimdra wins Thimphu Open Veteran Football


Team Zimdra is the winner of this year’s Thimphu Open Veteran Football Tournament. The final match was played between team Zimdra and team Royal Bhutan Police at the Changlimithang football stadium, yesterday.

Team Brokpas wins Bumthang veteran football tournament


Team Brokpas defeated team Jakar Dzong in the finals of the veteran football tournament 2014 and took home the championship title. The final was held in Bumthang, yesterday.

Bhutan Telecom CEO in police custody


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bhutan Telecom, Tshewang Gyeltshen, is in police custody.

EU to triple its development programmes for Bhutan

EU-development programmes for Bhutan

The European Union (EU) development programmes for Bhutan will triple in 2014 -2020 period as compared to the previous years. The EU will provide a €42 MN package, says a news release from the EU. In 2007-2103 EU had provided €14 MN.

36 students, suspected of peripheral neuropathy, being treated

neurropathy outbreak-GongphuLSS-Zhemgang--

Thirty Six students of Gongphu Lower Secondary School, apparently suffering from peripheral neuropathy, in Zhemgang, are being treated. They are being given supplementary drugs like mass vitamins.

World Food Day observed in Phobjikha

World Food Day observed in Phobjikha-

The World Food Day was observed at Phobjikha Middle Secondary School in Wangdue Phodrang, this week. The stakeholders stressed on the need to become self sufficient since the World Food Programme (WFP) has already started to withdraw their support. The programme will phase out in 2018.

Nepal police apprehends a Bhutanese woman

Nepal police has apprehended a middle-aged Bhutanese woman for possessing a religious locket that contained two bullets. She was flying back to Paro from Kathmandu when security officials found the locket in her handbag.



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