English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Parties gear up for 2018 elections

With 2018 elections fast approaching, the political parties are busy finalizing candidates and strategizing ways to rope in voters.

First-ever national conference on Buddhism

The first ever national conference on Buddhism, Buddhist culture and literature began yesterday in Thimphu. The conference is part of efforts by the country’s two major institutes for Buddhist studies to make Buddhism an easy subject to understand for all.

Bhutanese embassy in Thailand receives major facelift

A Thai landscaping company has given the Bhutanese Embassy premises in Bangkok a major makeover.

Bhutan Toilet Org creating sensible toilet culture

Poor condition of public toilets in the country has been a topic for discourse among people- most often, informally. But now such a scenario is changing for the better. Bhutan Toilet Organisation (BTO), one of Bhutan’s first non-profit organisations, has committed towards building a sensible toilet culture in the country.

People of Tsaenkhar, Jarey gewogs want Autsho BHU to be upgraded

Autsho Basic Health Unit (BHU) is grade I. The people of Tsaenkhar and Jarey gewogs would like to see it upgraded to grade II.

Thongsa cotton weaving group gets thread processing machines

Thongsa Kamthangma Detshen or Thongsa cotton weaving group in Chongshing Gewog, Pema Gatshel is happy that they no longer have to process cotton threads manually which is tedious.

Making altar, an alternate source of income for Kengkhar farmers

Other than agricultural works, people of Tongla Goenpa in Kengkhar Gewog, Monggar are also engaged in altar (Choesham) making business. Today, business has become lucrative. Thanks to Tarayana Foundation which helped the altar makers to work in group in 2011, to enhance the art in the locality.

60 students from Dagana to play for National football tournament

Sixty students from six schools in Dagana were selected to represent the dzongkhag at the National football tournament which will be held during the winter vacation.

Minjey Gewog requests PM to upgrade their school to central school

Villagers of Minjey Gewog in Lhuentse requested the Prime Minister to upgrade the Minjey Middle Secondary School to a central school. The proposal was put up during the meeting with the Prime Minister yesterday.

Man gets 6 years imprisonment for illicit trafficking of drugs

Chhukha District Court sentenced a 23-year-old man from Trashigang to six years imprisonment for illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

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