Tradition: Bumthang was once famed for woollen products. That was when the people in the dzongkhag reared sheep in large numbers. Today, though, only a few households in Chokhor and Chumey and a few other villages like Zhurey, Bhim, Chungphel and Dhur own sheep.Read More »
Monthly Archives: July 2016
Athletics: Pema Rinzin is nervous.
It is 2:45pm. The time for the grand opening ceremony of the 13th National School Athletics Meet is almost here.Read More »
The state of the nation report this year focused on the 2015 GNH survey findings
Parliament: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay presented the state of the nation report to Parliament yesterday focusing on the 2015 Gross National Happiness (GNH) survey.Read More »
Futsal: To keep youth engaged in a meaningful way, a two-week Recovery Futsal Cup is underway at the Changjiji mini pitch in Thimphu.Read More »
Fund: The Bhutan-India Small Development Project Committee approved the last nine projects worth Nu 181.28 million in the 11th Plan under this funding scheme at its fifth meeting yesterday.Read More »
Five villages of Chumey cultivate only wheat given the issue
Agriculture: Given the rampant human-wildlife conflict in five villages of Chumey, Bumthang, many farmers today opt to leave their lands fallow and use only a small portion of it to cultivate wheat.
He concluded his four-day visit to Bhutan yesterday
Relations: The President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid, said hydropower is one of the sectors that holds the “greatest potential” for cooperation between Bhutan and Bangladesh, during his address to the joint sitting of Parliament yesterday.
Event: Eighty students from 20 dzongkhags are in the capital today to compete for the prestigious Golden Youth title.Read More »
RCSC exams: Should the number of graduates meet the minimum threshold, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) is planning to facilitate the conduct of Preliminary Examinations (PE) for the civil service exams in Mongar and Gelephu.Read More »
Non-formal education (NFE), one of the most successful programmes that Bhutan launched to provide quality literacy and numeracy education to those who did not receive or complete formal education, is experiencing a worryingly high drop-out rate today.Read More »
LG: Two candidates will contest for the post of thrompon in the upcoming local government elections in Lhuentse.Read More »
Nu 200,000 from the gewog budget to start it’s own zero waste management system
Environment: Realising the importance of waste management, Pemathang gewog has allocated Nu 200,000 to start it’s own zero waste management system.
Athletics: The fastest woman in the country today is a 17-year-old student of Yangchenphug higher secondary school in Thimphu.Read More »