Friday , February 23 2018

Their Majesties offer prayers at Taktsang

To mark the 38th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King, Their Majesties and His Royal Highness The Gyalsey visited Paro Taktsang yesterday morning to offer prayers. This is His Royal Highness The Gyalsey’s first visit to Taktsang. Considered one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in the country, the ...

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MoE prepared to take over school feeding programme

As the World Food Programme phases out of the programme next year In its last mile in Bhutan, the World Food Programme (WFP) would be providing meals to 14,200 students in 170 schools this year. Head of WFP office in Bhutan, Piet Vochten, said that WFP phasing out should be ...

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HM’s birthday in Thimphu

Nya-goe competition and the tug of war between DeSuups and the body builders were among the top highlights of the day

Winner of His Majesty’s birth anniversary celebration lottery, Shacha Dema , who got a power tiller, credited the win to her year-old daughter. Thousands gathered at the Changlimithang stadium to celebrate the 38th birth anniversary of His Majesty The King yesterday. Twenty-five prizes, including two power tillers, washing machine, laptops, ...

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Mini-hydropower plant re-commissioned

The 360KW mini hydel was first commissioned on February 8, 1967

To celebrate His Majesty The King’s birth anniversary and 50 years of diplomatic ties between Bhutan and India, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay re-commissioned the 360 Kilo Watt (KW) hydropower plant in Thimphu yesterday. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that 50 years ago, the power plant was the only and the first. “ ...

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Three detained for battering incident near CFM

Thimphu police has detained three suspects for their involvement in the battering incident, which took place near the Centenary Farmer’s market on February 20 night. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. The 28-year old victim is from Dagana. He works as a parking fee collector ...

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Crime and society

Put into perspective, crime rate in Bhutan is still small. But it is growing. Going by the latest official reports, Thimphu has the highest crime rate (58 percent) in the country. The trend that is unfolding is: the bigger the town, the higher the crime instances. And our quiet and ...

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Defendant questions ACC’s power to investigate DeSuung case

Submitting his rebuttal to High Court on February 19, Lieutenant Ugyen Dorji said the RBA prosecutor should justify, which clause of the Army Act states that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) could investigate a case if the military court has convicted them. Lt Ugyen Dorji who served as administrative officer for ...

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His Majesty’s birth anniversary celebrated in New Delhi

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and foreign minister Damcho Dorji at the celebration in New Delhi (Photo: RBE, Delhi)

Commemorative Bhutanese stamps and a magazine, Bhutan Panorama was released to mark the celebration The 38th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty The King was celebrated as a special event to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan, yesterday at the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in New ...

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Cultural evening to celebrate India-Bhutan friendship

As part of 50 years of India Bhutan friendship celebrations, the Nehru-Wangchuck Cultural Centre is organising a Cultural evening on “Music and Dances of North East India” at the RUB’s Convention hall on February 24. The colourful and vibrant culture of North East India will be articulated through the Bamboo ...

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Bhutan beats China by 9 wickets

Suprit Pradhan (yellow) made 33 runs

Opening the Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) tournament of the year, the national cricket team humbled China by nine wickets at the ongoing ACC Men’s T20 Eastern region championship in Thailand yesterday. Securing the target of 74 runs in 10.1 overs, Bhutan recorded a comfortable win by 9 wickets to become ...

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