English | Dzongkha Saturday, July 20, 2019

DDC organises conference to improve usage of Dzongkha

In a bid to improve Dzongkha (national language) usage both in terms of written and oral communication, the Dzongkhag Development Commission (DDC)- the focal agency, mandated with Dzongkha development is organising a three-day conference, beginning today in the capital.

Dasho Dawa Dem, Bhutan’s first female Ramjam passes away aged 74

Dasho Dawa Dem, the first female Ramjam appointed by the Third Druk Gyalpo passed away on 15th February at the age of 74. She passed away at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital.

House fire leaves a family homeless in Monggar

A fire razed a two-storey traditional house to the ground at Nadang in Kengkhar in Monggar early this morning.

Inconsistent water supply leaves Jalikhar, Gongkhar residents unhappy

Jalikhar and Gongkhar townships under Bumthang Dzongkhag Thromde are not happy with the inconsistent water supply provided by the municipality. The shortage has affected more than 50 households.

A blacksmith proves blacksmithing is still a viable profession

Although an art of blacksmithing is a dying profession in the country, Lok Bahadur, aged 53, in Samtse, is still devotedly engaged in this profession, dealing with metal pieces. The agricultural tools, made by him are grabbed by many famers in the district.

Residents in Tsirang irked by bad roads

For over a decade, residents in Tsirang have had to put up with driving over deep potholes along the 15-kilometre road from Damphu Town till Sunkosh junction.

BoB and BOC sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Bank of Bhutan (BoB) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bhutan Olympic Committee, in Thimphu today.

Paro to have artificial turf football ground in 12th FYP

Days for the football enthusiasts to play football on rough grounds of schools in Paro are numbered. The Municipal Authority of Paro in association with Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) is soon going to construct an artificial turf football ground in Paro.

Women participation in NC elections dismal

Bhutan is only less than two months away from its 3rd National Council (NC) elections. If there is one thing that has not changed since the first elections in 2008, it is the poor women participation.

Bhutan’s first satellite to orbit earth soon

By the end of summer, Bhutan will have its first satellite orbiting the earth. The miniature satellite is called Bhutan-1, and weighs less than two kilograms.

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