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Tenzhug for His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo

unnamed-1His Majesty the King,Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the Royal Grandmother at the Tashichhodzong yesterday

Anniversary: His Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, along with Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother, Their Majesties the Queen Mothers, and members of the Royal Family joined the zhung dratshang yesterday to offer Tenzhug to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo in commemoration of His Majesty’s 60th birth anniversary. The Tenzhug was offered to pray for the longevity and wellbeing of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and to express gratitude for the peace, progress and prosperity that the people of Bhutan enjoyed under [... Read More]

His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo and His Holiness the Je Khenpo felicitated

representativesRepresentatives of Drukpa Monasteries from Nepal and India

Representatives from monasteries in Nepal and India offered kusung mandrel for their 60th birth anniversary Anniversary: His Eminence Gyalwa Dokhampa rinpoche, His Eminence Drukpa Thuksey Jigme Mipham rinpoche and more than 15 representatives from monasteries in India and Nepal offered kusung mandrel to His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo and His Holiness the Je Khenpo on their 60th birth anniversary in Thimphu yesterday. Both His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo and His Holiness turn 60 today, according to the lunar calendar. Representatives from monasteries ofHemis [... Read More]

Remaining lagthrams to be delivered by yearend

IMG_5570Truckload: Lagthrams for Trashigang’s 10 gewogs filled a DCM truck yesterday

The NLC has set itself this target to complete the nine districts left Land: The National Land Commission is targeting the end of this year to complete issuing lagthrams (land ownership certificate) to the nine remaining districts. Land ownership certificates to Thimphu thromde’s seven local area plan (LAPs) and 10 remaining gewogs of Trashigang were handed over to the dzongkhag administration and thromde yesterday in Thimphu. Along with the new lagthrams, the commission also handed over the Chazhag Thrams, which are master records of land [... Read More]

Banking services in community centres

1495528_1009530172406646_604958251868088359_nThe service was launched in Chapcha on November 8

BoBL/BPCL: To include the unbanked and under-banked population into their banking system, Bank of Bhutan limited (BoBL), in partnership with Bhutan post corporation limited (BPCL), started basic banking services, such as opening an account, cash withdrawal, and deposits, from community centres. The initiative was officially opened at the Chapcha community centre in Chukha on November 8. BoBL officials said the move would help educate rural population about banking services, inculcate the habit of saving, and help them get more access to funds. With an ultimate [... Read More]

Growing cotton in Chongshing again

image-onePicking cotton

Once a hub for the crop, effort are being made to revive the culture in at least one chiwog Handicraft: Chongshing gewog of Pemagatshel was once a hub where cotton was widely grown and textiles woven from it. A weaver would earn Nu 800 by selling a gho or a kira.  Today, this tradition is almost dead in all the five chiwogs of Chongshing. However, gup Pema Dorji is encouraging the villagers in Thongsa to start growing cotton again. All the other villages in the [... Read More]

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About 55 members of the Bhutan Australia Alumni Association donated blood on November 8 to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. The Australian government funded the activity, which was the first the association organised after it was formed in April this year.     

Strong Bhutan in India’s interest: President Mukherjee

DSC_5408President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Yelchen Central school on Saturday

Address: It is in India’s interest to see a strong, vibrant, and prosperous Bhutan, President Pranab Mukherjee pointed out in his address at the convention centre in Thimphu, on Saturday. Likewise, the President said that friends in Bhutan had told him that a strong, united, and economically dynamic India is in Bhutan’s interest as well. “There is a deep confidence and trust between our governments and peoples, and we’ve ensured that we remain sensitive, as closely cooperating neighbours, to each other’s concerns and vital interests,” [... Read More]

India provides Nu 1.3B in grants

DSC_5337Indian ambassador hands over the cheque to the Finance Minister

Fund: India provided grants of Nu 1.3B to Bhutan during the recent state visit of the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee. Three cheques totalling Nu 1.3B were handed over to the finance minister Namgay Dorji by Indian ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale, prior to the Indian President’s address at the convention centre on Saturday. The Nu 1.3B represents the first portion for three projects that were inaugurated by President Mukherjee during his two-day state visit to the country. Of the total amount, Nu 405.5M is for [... Read More]

A climate change concern in HKH

IMG_2418Panelists discuss priorities in translating adaptation science into policy and action

Conference: Researchers in the Hindukush-Himalayan Region (HKH), which stretch from Afghanistan to Myanmar, have a lot to do on climate change, say experts. There is no or little research on the subject in the past seven years on climate change or its impacts as a region. This year, an Inter-government Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report V said the Himalayan region is still data-poor, as it was found in 2007 by the same panel. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development’s Director General, (Dr) David [... Read More]

E-fencing for Nabisa village, Phangyul

IMG_0008The first electric fencing in Wangdue is installed at Nabesa village

First such apparatus to be installed in Wangduephodrang dzongkhag Wildlife:  To commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of the fourth Druk Gyalpo and His Holiness the Je Khenpo, Wangdue dzongkhag officials and Phangyul gewog people inaugurated the 2.30km electric fencing at Nabesa village, on November 8. This is the first electric fencing to be installed in Wangdue. District agriculture officer, Sonam Zangpo, said to demonstrate rice production on dry land, 20 households of Phangyul cultivated 17.03 acres of upland rice this year. He said the 2.30km [... Read More]

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