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A birthday celebration with a special difference

r1Draktso students celebrate the birth anniversary of The Fourth Druk Gyalpo

Draktsho: The physically challenged students of Draktso vocational training centre for special youth and children in Trashigang joined the nation in celebrating the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the fourth king in their own special way.

With contributions from Sherubtse College lecturers, the community-based scout (CBS) members from the college and a few lecturers celebrated the day by providing lunch to 52 students of Draktso.  A cake-cutting program dedicated to the fourth king [... Read More]

Dispute over stone quarry in Dhur

Bumthang DT endorsed a private stone quarry in Bemonphog despite NRDCL claims

Mining: What came as a surprise to the Natural Resources Development corporation limited (NRDCL) in Bumthang, the dzongkhag’s tsogdu (DT) endorsed a stone quarry in the Dawathang forest management unit (FMU) in Dhur.

The DT endorsed the private stone quarry in Bemonphog in October, despite NRDCL claiming rights over resources in FMU by its mandate.  NRDCL has been extracting timber from Dawathang FMU [... Read More]

Seven dzongkhags to be surveyed for geo-spatial maps

Besides capacity building for the commission, the topography mapping of the country would be enhanced

NLC/JICA: The National Land Commission (NLC), with technical assistance from Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), has begun surveying seven dzongkhags in the southern belt for geo-spatial data or topographical maps.

In the form of maps, geo-spatial data contains geographical information of both nature and infrastructure of that area.

A team of surveyors from JICA carried out the feasibility study in September [... Read More]

Funds received, work resumes

DSC_6238Work resumed after the government released Nu 35M

Construction has been held up since Sept. in the absence of GoI budget release

Pemagatshel dozing: After receiving Nu 35m from the government, the construction of Pemagatshel dzong in Denchi has resumed since September.

Work of the dzong construction was stalled for about three months after government of India did not release the Nu 100m budget for the financial year 2014-15.

Because of the lack of budget, the project officials had to send about 25 non-Bhutanese [... Read More]

Picture story

Jigten Wangchuk Tshogpa, a religious group, distributed 15-inch statues of Zhabdrung Ngawanga Namgyel, Buddha, and Guru Rinpoche along with four offering vase and altars to four prisons yesterday. The items were handed over to the Royal Bhutan Police head office in Thimphu.


Bhutan to face Nepal, today

unnamed-9The women national team at the opening ceremony

SAFF: Bhutan’s national women football team will face Nepal today, opening its campaign for the third edition of South Asain Football Federation  (SAFF) Women’s Championship, held at Jinnah Sports complex, Islamabad, Pakistan.

The women national football team has undergone rigorous training in Bangkok, Thailand before leaving for Pakistan. The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) has arranged a Thai football coach to help prepare the team for the tournament.

In the opening match, yesterday, host country, Pakistan [... Read More]

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 [... 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 [... 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 [... Read More]

India’s help sought to lower internet cost in Bhutan

As a landlocked country, Bhutanese telcos are at the mercy of their Indian counterparts 

MoIC: In another effort to bring down internet rates in Bhutan, the information and communications minister has submitted a request for assistance to the Indian government.

Lyonpo DN Dhungyel submitted the request to his Indian counterpart, the telecom and IT minister, during an Asia-Pacific ICT ministerial meeting held in Brunei, in September.

“Our request was open to the government of India (GoI),” [... Read More]

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