English | Dzongkha Saturday, June 15, 2019

BOC plans to establish two sports schools

Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) is planning to establish two sports schools in the country in the 12th five-year plan. This was shared at the 4th general assembly of the committee yesterday.

Annual Jana Chidoe Kurim begins

The annual Jana Chidoe Kurim began from today at Pangrizampa Druk Phodrangdhing College for Astrology in Thimphu.

Potato farmers of Gangteng and Phobji use more fertilisers for better yield

The potato farmers of Gangteng and Phobji Villages in Wangdue Phodrang are using more fertilisers for better yield, despite the agriculture officials and local leaders discouraging them.

A book, ‘In love with Butterflies and Other Stories’ released

Despite the small market and requirement of funds while bringing out a book, a number of Bhutanese writers are writing novels and compiling a collection of short stories. This is a positive sign for the growth of literary culture in the country. 

Fleming fund to combat antimicrobial resistance

To strengthen Bhutan’s capacity to deal with the worldwide problem of antibiotic-resistant diseases, the British Government launched its Fleming Fund Agreement with Bhutan yesterday.

Bhalujhora Bridge construction to complete by May this year

The construction of a 123-meter long bridge over Bhalujhora River in Pasakha under Chhukha is expected to complete by May this year, much to the relief of the residents.

Uncertain future of yak farming in Dhur

Yak farming, an integral part of the highlanders is on a declining trend in the country, with many of them settling in the villages and opting for other means of livelihood. But in Dhur Village of Chhoekhor Gewog in Bumthang, the number of yak herders has remained almost unaffected by the ever-changing lifestyle of pastoralists.

Beautiful Bumthang initiative

In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and improve the local economy through tourism, the Bumthang Dzongkhag Administration has launched an initiative called Beautiful Bumthang on March 23.

Bangladesh Embassy observes 49th Independence Day

Bangladeshi community observed its 49th Independence and National Day at the Bangladesh Embassy in Thimphu today.

Samtse experiences sudden darkness this morning

Sudden darkness engulfed Samtse town area this morning. From 9.30 for about an hour residents were forced to switch on lights and vehicle drivers had to use headlights.

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