Mongar town: Buildings should now be painted in white, red, pink or yellow.
Town structures from hereon may be painted only in white, red, pink and yellow
Thromde: To give the town an aesthetic and uniform look, Mongar dzongkhag tshogdu has decided that, henceforth, its structures should be painted only in four colours – white, red, pink and yellow.
Town thuemi (representative) Sonam Wangchuk raised the issue at the tshogdue last month, after he received a letter from the works and human settlement ministry to have uniform colours [... Read More]
PM at the National Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries in Haa on November 24
Lyonchhoen: Work hard to improve tourism, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay told the sectoral heads and people of Haa during his recent and first constituency visit after assuming office.
“We’ll need to achieve more results,” he said, as people would definitely look for development activities in the prime minister’s dzongkhag. “People may question how will other dzongkhags develop when Haa isn’t developed.”
Lyonchhoen said Haa, as a dzongkhag, has “extra responsibility,” and that he would support in [... Read More]
Tongling PS is one of the four schools that will be downgraded next year
A possible fallout of rural to urban migration is falling student numbers
11th FYP: Short of children in villages, about 13 primary schools (PS) in Trashigang will be downgraded to extended classrooms (ECR) in the eleventh Plan.
Four primary schools, including Yobinang, Tongling, Jangsheri and Rangshikhar, will be downgraded by 2014.
This means that the 13 would limit admission to third grade from their current sixth grade.
These schools have failed to fulfill [... Read More]
Drepong people receive blessing from the new Dolma Thongdrol
Religion: For years, villagers attending annual three-day tshechu in Drepong gewog, Mongar, had to start early to secure a spot at Woob lhakhang that had limited space.
But this need not be the case hereafter.
His Holiness the Je Khenpo, Trulku Jigme Chhoeda, consecrated the new Drepong Woob lhakhang that has enough space.
Along with that, His Holiness also consecrated the 30-foot long and 38-foot wide Dolma Nyeshu Tsachi Thongdrol on December 4.
Drepong gup Sangay Tenzin [... Read More]
His Holiness late Penor Rinpoche and his Yangsi
Religion: The administration of Thegchog Namdrol Shedrub Dargyeling in Mysore, India, officially announced the recognition of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche’s reincarnation yesterday.
“It is a matter of great joy and pleasure to inform all disciples and well-wishers of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche residing around the globe that our beloved root guru has been reborn in Tibet,” a press release from Namdroling administration said.
According to Jadrel Rinpoche’s prophecy letter, Penor Rinpoche’s yangsi or [... Read More]
The Theatre’s entrance at the Central Plaza
Leisure: Adding a new dimension to the entertainment industry, the country will get its first 5D theatre today in Thimphu.
Located at Central Plaza, the Jigda 5D theatre, a combination of 3D and 4D, can seat 16 people at a time. “Bhutanese movies are the only source of entertainment and, as a businessman, I thought people here could also get an opportunity to get a different exposure,” the owner, Jigme Namgay, said.
Those three years [... Read More]
Economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk interacts with delegates at the Bali summit
Economic affairs minister said there was no deadline for the country to join the organisation
WTO: The need to reinstate the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to its former reputation and credibility was at the heart of the meeting that was held at Bali in Indonesia.
Thousands of representatives, delegates, international media and observers from 200 nations are atending the meeting that began on December 3.
Since the Doha stalemate, where member countries disagreed on several issues, [... Read More]
During the inaugural ceremony on December 3
Judiciary: A month-long training on Sumtag Situ Drelchen (Buddhist Literature and Lexicography) for 15 Drangpons and officials of the Royal Court of Justice began on December 3 in Phuentsholing.
Situ Drelchen is an interpretation of Sumtag (grammar) by Situ Chokyi Jungney (Dharma Kara).
Judicial officials said this is the best medium to understand classical language of Buddhist texts. The training is aimed at complementing the Lekshey Nangwa Dampa (Sumtag) course conducted for five batches of [... Read More]
Literally on its last legs, it suffered the indignity of vandalism a fortnight ago
Heritage: Distinctly visible on the other side from Dewathang military training ground is the old, weatherbeaten Gomchu chorten (stupa).
It’s a lone structure on a hillock in Gomchu, a small village in Bangtsho chiwog that falls under Dewathang gewog.
If one pays close attention, one can see that the structure is crying out for some serious maintenance work.
The chorten is about a [... Read More]
Party members at the 11th DPT executive meeting
Following in the tradition of shadow ministers, though not assuming the name
Politics: To stay involved in the country’s governance and abreast of issues, 15 members of the opposition have ‘taken charge’ of the ministries and other important agencies in the country.
During the 11th DPT executive meeting on December 3, opposition leader, (Dr) Pema Gyamtsho said all parliament members of the party have taken up an additional responsibility.
“It isn’t that other candidates, who stood [... Read More]