Audience: His Majesty the King and the Gyaltsuen with the people of Pemagatshel yesterday
Pemagatshel is the 12th dzongkhag to receive land kidu from His Majesty the King
Land: His Majesty the King granted land kidu to 9,339 beneficiaries (thram holders) from 11 gewogs in Pemagatshel, yesterday.
A total of 20,969.578 acres of land was granted as kidu to the people of Pemagatshel based on the National Cadastral Resurvey Programme (NCRP), which began in 2008 and completed in 2012.
Pemagatshel is the 12th dzongkhag to receive land kidu from His [... Read More]
Given the increase in tourist arrivals, the sector needs guides to go beyond the English language
GAB: The increasing number of tourists over the years has led to a growing demand for specialised guides, which today is mostly limited to those speaking foreign languages.
As a high-end destination, most tour operators said there is a need for specialisation among guides, not just in language. Specialisation according to them includes, Buddhism, flora and fauna, architecture, textiles, [... Read More]
Khamsum Namgyel choeten being concsecrated in Yonphula
Culture: The consecration of a newly built Khamsum Namgyel choeten above the Yonphula domestic airport in Trashigang on December 20, signaled the starting of renovation works on the airport, which was closed to air traffic since October 2103 for major infrastructure development and expansion of the runway.
The new choeten was built after the 60 year old Khamsum Namgyel choeten had to be re-located to make way for the airstrip expansion work. The choeten [... Read More]
High levels of potassium in diet will cause abnormal increase in heartbeat, say nurses
Diet: If health dietary advisory is to be made practicable then that can be done better with a demonstration. This is what the first dialysis class for patients held yesterday in Thimphu showed.
At 1pm yesterday, 23 dialysis patients of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck national referral hospital, who are staying at the patient guesthouse, gathered in front of the guest house to [... Read More]
From being one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, we have taken quite a beating recently. Our GDP growth stands at 2.05 percent today.
Tourism sector has perhaps been the only sector in the country that has been resilient to the effects of economic slump. It is still one of the leading sectors contributing to the country’s GDP.
Last year, 44,281 tourists visited Bhutan that translated to revenue worth USD 63.5 million. Until October this year, [... Read More]
Farmers of Munong village have been producing satsa for decades
Extracting satsa and saserbu is more of a tradition than business for this community
Livelihood: In a remote village of Munong in Nanong, Pemagatshel, few villagers spend their time extracting what they call satsa (red soil) and saserbu (yellow soil).
Used for painting houses and lhakhang, the two colours according to villagers are mixed with paints available in the market to make it more durable and give a rich shade.
Munong is an hour’s walk from [... Read More]
Deepak at his work place
Deepak Thakur contributed to the celebrations by giving free haircuts to over 100 students
Contribution: When Trashigang dzongkhag was busy preparing for the National Day celebrations, Deepak Thakur, 39, a well-known barber in the community was making his own contributions.
On a cold December 13, Deepak was up early to leave for Kanglung, where he spent the whole day giving free haircuts to over 100 students of Sherubtse College. He also trained a few of [... Read More]
Finance: The government last week issued another Treasury bill (T-Bill) worth Nu 2B with a maturity of 90 days to narrow the resource gap, central bank officials said.
This is the third time T-bills have been issued this year. In last five months, the government has already issued T-bill worth Nu 9B, including the 2B that was issued last week.
T-bills are considered secure investments with assured returns. They are usually offered as a fiscal [... Read More]
The Amochhu Bridge is now scheduled to complete by May next year
Connectivity: The construction of the Amochhu Bridge, which would connect Phuentsholing and Samtse will complete in May next year.
With its arch erection completed in early September this year, the bridge was expected to be ready by this month.
Information and communications minister DN Dhungyel who visited the site for the third time on December 18 said the contractors and the department of roads [... Read More]
Match begins: The first game to go into extra time
Basketball: For the first time in the Winter Basketball Championship a match went in to extra time. Javins and Zhoems battled until the last minute, the former securing the victory with a single point yesterday evening.
On the fifth day of the championship, neither of the teams could break the deadlock in the four quarters. The game then entered the extra time of five minutes where Javins after a fault on a player earned [... Read More]
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