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Floodlights to be installed at Changjiji football ground

IMG_0751Workers raising a floodlight pillar

Football: With the installation of floodlights at the artificial turf at Changjiji, football aficionados now don’t have to wait for weeks to play a match. Installation work began in October last year after the materials arrived in the country and is expected to be completed within the next two weeks. The supply of the resources is funded by FIFA and the installation and ground works is sponsored by Jai Prakash (JP) constructions. The general secretary of Bhutan Football Foundation (BFF), Ugyen Wangchhuk, said that the [... Read More]

PM visits temples and meets Bhutanese students in Sri Lanka


Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka visited the Kelaniya Temple and Gangaramaya Temple on April 9. Lyonchoen also “watered” and offered “cloth” (Namza) to the Holy Bodhi Trees at Kelaniya and Gangaramaya Temples. At Gangaramaya temple , the Bhutanese delegation was delighted to find that the Fourth Druk Gyalpo had laid the foundation stone for the inauguration for the Bodhi Tree.

Tackling the arrival logjam at Paro airport

A joint investigation team has come up with a list of recommendations  Aviation: As part of an effort to prevent long queues of arriving passengers forming at Paro international airport, an investigation team has recommended that airlines only accept passengers travelling with a passport and also comply with a requirement to space out flights with at least 30 minutes in between, among others. The investigation team was formed on the directives of the Prime Minister after a queue of around 400 passengers stretched from the [... Read More]

Initial audit unearths likely irregularities

Indications of misappropriation and embezzlement found in the accounts of both Dungsam Cement and Pemagatshel dzongkhag ACC/RAA: Finding indication of possible misappropriation and embezzlement amounting to the tune of Nu 13M (million) at the Dungsam Cement corporation limited (DCCL), the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) will continue to audit the country’s largest cement plant. This follows two letters from the Anti Corruption Commission to carry out an audit of both Dungsam Cement project and the dzongkhag administration in Pemagatshel.  The letter was sent after RAA shared [... Read More]

Defense counsel labels DPT case ‘cantankerous litigation’

 Libel:Dasho Paljor J Dorji’s defense counsel rebutted Druk Phuensum Tshogpa’s (DPT) evidence, and submitted his evidence to prove his client’s comment on Facebook to be true, yesterday. Submitting his evidence to Thimphu district court’s bench V, the defence counsel moved the court to declare DPT’s suit as cantankerous litigation.

Prostitution racket busted in Phuentsholing

Crime: Prostitution is rampant in Phuentsholing, and those who run prostitution houses are mostly Indians from across the border. Eight Indians were arrested for prostitution-related cases in Phuentsholing.  Two prostitution promoters recently were granted bail of Nu 45,000. Two Indian sex workers are in custody still, and a Bhutanese man has also been charged with petty misdemeanour for failure to report the crime.

MoE’s reading mission

DSC00349Reading time: A senior student reads to a younger friend as part of Genekha Primary School’s reading programme Photo: Genenkha PS

Schools maintain logbook to keep tab every month on number of books students read Education: If it turns out as planned, students across the country would have read at least a few thousands books by the end of this year. This reading mission of the education ministry began soon after His Majesty The King launched the National Reading Year, 2015 in December last year. Following the launch, all schools have started maintaining a reading logbook to record the number of books each student reads in [... Read More]

Collapsed wall investigation still ongoing

Fatality: April 1, Changzamtog, Thimphu.  A wall collapsed on seventy-three-year-old Amrit Bhadur Rai.  Hours later, at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Amrit, a municipal worker with Thimphu thromde, was declared dead. Amrit and his friends were cleaning the drain below the wall when part of the wall came crashing down.

Saving the Golden Mahseer

masheerA Golden Mahseer caught in Manas river

A study of the endangered fish is currently on, using remote radio telemetry Conservation: Twenty golden mahseers have been surgically implanted with radio transmitters and released into the Drangmechu in the first research on the fish of the Himalayas. Using remote radio telemetry, the research will study the biological life of the endangered fish for conservation and its development. The fish is one of the least studied and currently considered “threatened” because of the rapid decline of its population in the Himalayan region from pollution, [... Read More]

Bhutan jumps 46 places to reach 163 on FIFA ranking

Leap attributed to the recent victory over Sri-lanka Football: Bhutan is no more the lowest ranked footballing nation. After the memorable double victory in the two-legged encounter with Sri Lanka, Bhutan jumped 46 places from the bottom of the FIFA ranking to reach 163rd in the table. This is the highest ranking that the country has ever reached since the ranking was introduced in 1993, and also the biggest leap in this edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World ranking this year. Bhutan is ranked above neighbor [... Read More]

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