English | Dzongkha Saturday, August 17, 2019

Indian PM arrives in the country

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the country for a two-day state visit. He was received by Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering at the Paro International Airport this morning.

Japanese Crown Prince and family in the country

Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess Akishino of Japan have arrived in Bhutan on a 10-day private visit, along with their son, His Imperial Highness Prince Hisahito.
The Imperial Family were received by Their Royal Highnesses Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck, and Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck at the Paro Airport.
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Bhutan all set for PM Modi’s visit

Bhutan will receive Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for state visit tomorrow. An official statement from the Foreign Ministry stated that the country is now all set for the Prime Minister’s two-day visit. It will be his second State visit after his first visit in 2014. This time he is visiting Bhutan at the invitation of the Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering.

Digitisation of banking services

With the volume of electronic money transactions expanding over the years, the drive for digitization in the banking sectors has seen tremendous growth in the country.

Ge-nyen Gewog’s prized mushroom- Matsutake

Matsutake mushroom locally known as Sangay Shamu has been one of the primary sources of income for the people of Ge-nyen Gewog in Thimphu. Matsutake is to them what cordyceps is to the Highlanders. 

Vegetable vendors at CFM unhappy with increased rents

Vegetable vendors at the Centenary Farmers Market (CFM) are unhappy with the introduction of a rental contract by the management. The contract which they claim to have signed under compulsion last year obligates them to pay an increased rent along with a security deposit.

A need for an additional facilitator for Mertsham ECCD center, Kanglung

Parents of Mertsham Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD) center, under Kanglung Gewog in Trashigang, are worried about the safety of their children with just a lone facilitator monitoring 30 children on an average daily. The Center has enrolled 36 children.

Poor road condition between Dangling and Umling Dungkhag Office

For the people, Chhuzanggang, Serzhong, Taraythang, Umling and Jigme Chhoeling Gewogs in Sarpang travelling to Umling Dungkhag for the public services have been troublesome with poor road condition. 

His Holiness appoints new principal, lam and khenpo

His Holiness the Je Khenpo awarded Tashi Lekdhar to the newly appointed Principal of Dodeydra Shedra, Kuenselphodrang Lam and Khenpo of Darjeeling Shedra at Tashichhodzong, this morning.

Bhutan will have three Panoptes telescopes by the year end

Bhutan will have three Panoptes telescopes installed and operational by the end of the year. These telescopes will help to detect transiting exoplanets. This is a citizen science project to encourage the use of technology in scientific space exploration. A group of astronomers are installing the Telescopes in the country.

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