English | Dzongkha Tuesday, July 17, 2018

His Majesty grants audience to the British High Commissioner to India

His Majesty the King granted audience to the British High Commissioner to India, Sir James Bevan, this morning. He arrived in the country on Tuesday. This is his first visit to Bhutan after assuming his current position last year.

Gyaltsuen graces the silver jubilee celebration of RSPN

Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced the inauguration of Royal Society for Protection of Nature’s (RSPN) newly constructed headquarters building in Kawajangsa in Thimphu. Her Majesty is the Patron of the RSPN.

Improvised Explosive Device explodes in Gelephu

An improvised explosive device exploded at Samtenling, 200 meters below the Gelephu airport last night. The IED was planted inside a hole dug in an abutment of a small concrete bridge on the Gelephu-Sarpang Highway. It exploded at midnight but no damage was caused. The incident comes a day before the launch of the Gelephu airport. The Gelephu Police said the police and the army together will ensure the smooth launch of the airport tomorrow.

His Majesty grants audience

His Majesty the King granted audience to the Joint Secretary (North) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, Akhilesh Mishra, and the Ambassador of the United States to India Nancy J Powell today.

Taxi Driver goes missing

A taxi driver is believed to have been kidnapped at Dekiling in Gelephu. The incident took place at around 6:30 to 7 pm yesterday. The taxi driver, 30, who was driving a Santro car, was heading towards Gelephu from Sarpang.

PM ends his Lingzhi tour

The Prime Minister, Jigmi Y. Thinley, arrived in Thimphu today after a week-long tour to Lingzhi Dungkhag. The Prime Minister visited three gewogs of Soe, Lingzhi and Naro. 

“Thimphu Affirmative”, an agenda to save tiger endorsed

At the second Asian Ministerial Conference, which ended today, 13 tiger range countries endorsed a nine point action agenda called “Thimphu Affirmative”; supporting their commitments to double the number of tigers by 2022.

Junior Engineer killed in an accident

A man died on the spot when the Santro car he was travelling in fell into Riju River, a few kilometres away from Trashigang town. It was about 9 a.m. yesterday morning.

Yokohama-Bhutan Friendship Association donates for Wangdue Dzong

Yokohama-Bhutan Friendship Association donated an additional US$ 10,000 for the reconstruction of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. The cheque was handed over to the Prime Minister In-charge, Yeshey Zimba, by the Vice Chairman of the Yokohama-Bhutan Friendship Association, Yukoki Miyazawa at Gyalyong Tshogkhang today.

Resolute funding needed to save tigers

Tiger Range countries called for a resolute funding at the second Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, which began in Thimphu today.

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