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Royal visit

His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, visited the Gaeddu College of Business Studies yesterday. His Majesty granted audiences to the students of the college, as well as the faculty. On Monday, His Majesty granted audiences to the faculty and students of the College of Science and …

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Squeezing out space for apron expansion

With the IAF camp relocation still under process, Paro airport has to manage on its own    Aviation: With a seventh aircraft now operating at Paro International Airport, the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is being forced to expand its apron, despite no headway being made on relocating the Indian …

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After forest fire, rolling boulders raise road safety concerns

 Disaster: A fire that started in Taksha, Wangdue and spread south to Tsirang is almost under control, forest officials said. However, those plying down the Wangdue-Tsirang highway are cautioned to watch out for rolling stones after crossing Taksha in Wangdue. Tsirang forest division senior ranger DB Chhetri said, “It’s risky …

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Habitat dislocation – a way of life for Wangdue wildlife

A rescue centre has been necessitated for this collateral damage of the hydropower projects  Ecology: The commencement of hydropower projects have destroyed the habitat and displaced several wild animals from the forests of Wangdue. Three years ago, foresters of Wangdue forest division in Lobesa found three injured sambar deer from …

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Jachungs win Pepsi A league championship

Basketball: Jachungs comfortably defeated Jaguars 87-71 in the third and deciding game of the finals of the Pepsi “A” league basketball Championship at the Swimming Pool complex yesterday. Overcoming a 0-1 deficit in the best of three series, the number four seed in the tournament overwhelmed the sixth seeded Jaguars …

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Third hospitality institute starts operation

Bongde Institute of Hospitality and Tourism began yesterday with 30 trainees Tourism: To professionalise the industry by producing well-trained manpower for the hospitality sector, the Bongde Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (BIHT) started operations from yesterday with its first batch of 30 trainees. Located in Bondey, Paro, BIHT is the …

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Royal tour of southern dzongkhags

Visit: His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, who are on a royal tour of the southern dzongkhags visited the Shivalaya Mandir, the Samtse College of Education (SCE), and Samtse Lower Secondary School during Their Majesties’ visit to Samtse recently. His Majesty the King granted audiences to the …

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Finding common ground with the gewogs

A two-day workshop was held to coordinate, align and strengthen plan activities  SJI: The Samdrupjongkhar Initiative (SJI) conducted a two-day  Samdrupjongkhar district development strategy workshop for 11 gewog officials, so that they are better able to coordinate, align and strengthen plan activities. The participants discussed specific needs and priorities, saying …

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The tshemzo maestro

Pema Dorji has won, five years on the trot, the annual national design competition in embroidery  Handicraft: Pema Dorji, 44, from Wangduephodrang, is a prolific embroiderer.  His skills were put to the test when he entered the annual national design competition four years ago.  Since then, he has been winning …

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Her Majesty the Gyalyum takes part in earth ramming ceremony

Culture: Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck took part in the earth ramming ceremony of the Training and Resource Centre for Bhutanese Nuns in Tsalumaphey, Thimphu yesterday. Bhutan Nuns Foundation (BNF) under the patronage of Her majesty the Gyalyum is constructing the centre. The ceremony, which started at 6 …

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