Burglary: The Bhutan council for school examination and assessment building, located in Motithang, Thimphu was robbed off a laptop, and Nu 5,500 yesterday.
According to sources, the burglary took place around 3am yesterday.
Sources said the burglars did not take anything, although the building was full of electronics, gadgets, laptops, and office stationery.
“They were probably looking for cash,” said a police source.
This isn’t the work of professional thieves because, although the robbers broke into the [... Read More]
Going home: Layaps load their summer stock of ration and fodder
With their newfound affluence, the highlanders’ winter lifestyle has changed as well
Migration: Although the almost ancient ritual of nomads of Laya descending to the warmer valley in Punakha every winter continue even today, what has changed is the way they do it. From makeshifts, they have moved to imported camping tents, and from rudimentary cooking arrangement using stones and rods, it is now gas stoves.
In making the trip where they barter yak products [... Read More]
Villagers in Watsa, Chukha, will continue to fight a forest fire that also gutted a traditional house on the hillside since it started yesterday afternoon.
Villagers at the site said the fire that started around 3pm was suspected to have started from a lighted cigarette the travellers on the Thimphu–Phuntsholing highway dropped. The fire had started right next to the road.
A forest official from Chapcha said local leaders, along with some villagers, tried to extinguish the [... Read More]
“We need to change that perception (that the weather is forbidding off-season) and bring in tourists throughout the year”
The prime minister
The special package has a 50 percent discount on airfare and hotel fees
TOURISM: By The ‘Bhutan-Thailand friendship offer’, aimed at attracting Thai tourists, was launched yesterday simultaneously at the capital cities of Thimphu and Bangkok, coinciding with His Majesty’s birth anniversary.
The offer is for Thai nationals and others with proof of residency in Thailand.
His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck launched the offer at the JW Marriott hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, while Prime [... Read More]
British Honorary Consul in Bhutan, Michael Rutland, talks about “change” at the second TEDxThimphu conference yesterday.
On HM’s birthday, six speakers, local and foreign, addressed the theme ‘Big and Small’
TEDXTHIMPHU: From starting small to contemplating change to making efforts to shed a few kilos, the stories were very different but they all served one purpose – to inspire those who were there to listen to them.
Six speakers came together to do just that at the second TEDx conference held in the capital yesterday, coinciding with His Majesty’s birthday.
Talking about [... Read More]
The opportunity is not automatic though, as certain criteria must be met
Pledge: Education officials in Trashigang will decide tomorrow on how to go about allowing students, who failed from classes X and XII, to repeat in parent government schools, in line with the pledge the new government made.
Dzongkhag education officer, Dorji Passang, said, while it was confirmed failed students from classes X and XII of government schools would be allowed to repeat in [... Read More]
Birthday: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, who was the chief guest at the celebrations of His Majesty the King’s birthday in Thimphu, highlighted His Majesty’s achievements in his speech.
Prime Minister said Bhutanese people got the opportunity to listen to His Majesty on December 17, 2003, when His Majesty addressed the National Day celebration as crown prince.
Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay said Bhutanese people remember His Majesty, although concerned about His Majesty the Fourth King, consoling the [... Read More]
Trongsa nyagoe, Phuntsho Wangdi, 35, is the strongest of the nyagoes.
Phuntsho Wangdi beat the other four to take home Nu 300,000 and the rolling trophy at the final competition held yesterday at Changlimethang to celebrate his Majesty the King’s birth anniversary.
Land: In its recent development, Bhutan Education City board, on February 18, presented to the Cabinet documents related to processing of the project land at Wangsisina in Thimphu, following the National Land Commission’s (NLC) final stand on the issue.
Bhutan Education City CEO, Dr Karma, said since the education city was “also” a government project, the board would go with whatever decision government took.
“As for the project, we would wait for the government’s decision [... Read More]
The uncertainty over the project has put a damper on some ambitious schemes
Plan: Although embroiled in legal issues, the Bhutan Education City pvt ltd is hopeful the project takes centre stage and the legality of the 1,000 acres land gets resolved.
Bhutan Education City pvt ltd is a foreign direct investment company formed by the consortium of Infrastructure Leasing and Financing Services (IL&FS) and Infinity Infotech Parks Limited (IIPL), the only one to be [... Read More]