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The Tango Murals-Michelangelos of Asia

phajoMural of Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo and his family in Tango Choying dzong

“The paintings in Tango are among the most important, beautiful and sacred in the world,” professor David Park, Director of Wall Painting Conservation at the Courtauld Institute of Art confirmed. The professor described the paintings as the, “Michelangelo’s of Asia.”

 

History of Tango

Tango Choying dzong is located at the end of the Thimphu valley. As the seat of the Drukpa Kagyu school of Buddhism, the fortress plays an important role as the seat of learning and [... Read More]

Blacked out for 14 days … and counting

Three Zhemgang gewogs are still groping in the dark two weeks after the power outage

Electricity: More than two weeks after the blackout, power supply is yet to be restored in gewogs of Bjoka, Goshing and Phangkhar in Zhemgang.

Bjoka has been without power supply for 15 days, while Phangkhar has been in the dark since August 2.  There has been no electricity in Goshing and Nangla since the night of August 25.

Bjoka residents are [... Read More]

Sports

Tour of the Dragon flags off on Sept 6

More than 30 bikers are participating in the race

Cycling: More than four international bike racers are joining some 30 bikers from the country to participate in one of the most challenging bike races, the Tour of the Dragon on September 6.

The fifth tour of the Dragon will cover 255.5 kilometers in bike race calculations and would bike in elevations ranging from 1,200 to 3,340 meters crossing four mountain passes before reaching the capital [... Read More]

Sports

Expat players need work permit to avail visa

Football: To make the Coca Cola football tournament attractive, Bhutan Football Federation’s vice president, Hishey Tshering, who is also the club manager for Thimphu City, tried to bring in a player from the English premier league last May.

However, he was not successful, as he was unable to avail a visa for the player.  Hishey Tshering said it was difficult to bring in players from abroad because of the immigration rules.

The situation is not [... Read More]

PE result out

Result for the RCSC’s preliminary examination is out online. The cut-off percentage to qualify candidates for Bhutan Civil Service Examination has been decided at 50 percent. Those who qualify are required to report, in person, for document verification and confirmation of candidature between September 1 to 19 to the RCSC office. Candidates can check their verification schedule online.

Results

Verification Schedule

Documents Required

   

BOiC opens to business

DSC_2183Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay and Indian Ambassador, Gautam Bambawale, launch the BOiC yesterday

The centre will target those unable to pay high interest for loans, or offer collateral

ESP: By the time the fifth year ends, the Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOiC) targets to help establish 6,000 small and cottage enterprises in the country.

Starting today, the centre, launched yesterday by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay  and Indian ambassador, Gautam Bambawale, in the capital, starts business.  Those who have been waiting to put up a small or cottage [... Read More]

89 class XII students qualify for education loan

DAHE: The department of adult and higher education (DAHE) yesterday declared 89 class XII students eligible for the student education loan to pursue their undergraduate programs in colleges in Bhutan and India.

Of the more than 200 online applications the department received, since they called for applications a month ago from class XII passed students of 2013, the 46 girls’ and 43 boys’ selection was based on the criteria the department had set and [... Read More]

More hydropower spells greater peace and prosperity

The Punatsangchu projects MD expounds on the positive aspects of energy generation

Conclave: Bhutan is headed to become more peaceful and prosperous when it realises the 10,000 megawatts (MW) electricity generation target in the next few years, according to the managing director of Punatsangchu hydropower projects I and II, RN Khazanchi.

RN Khazanchi said Bhutanese would have more access to power, the rate of which serves like a barometer for measuring the wellbeing and quality [... Read More]

Foreign workers recruitment agencies asked to close shop

In pursuance of the ACC suspension order, the MoL has issued a follow-up notice

FWRA: Following the Anti-Corruption Commission’s suspension order, the labour ministry yesterday asked all 21 foreign workers recruitment agencies (FWRA) in Phuentsholing to close their operations and businesses related to the foreign workers recruitment.

The agencies were still found operating despite the commission’s order.

However, after the labour ministry’s notice issued to suspend the certificate of registration and operation of the 21 FWRAs, [... Read More]

Editorial

A big boost to small business

If small business is the lifeblood of an economy, the Bhutanese economy, riddled with problems, is going to get a lot of impetus with the launch of the Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOiC) yesterday.

The centre with a deep pocket is targeting to facilitate the establishment of 6,000 small and cottage industries in the next five years.  If entrepreneurship is one of the most important forces underpinning economic growth, the establishment of the centre will [... Read More]

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