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HRH graces Memorial Symposium in Kyoto

HRH Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck with Her Majesty the Empress

Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck graced the Bhutan-Kyoto University 60th Anniversary Memorial Symposium on October 25 at Kyoto University, Japan. Addressing the Memorial Symposium, Her Royal Highness said, “The relationship between Bhutan and Japan is based on a common spiritual heritage, our shared respect for the institution of ...

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Festival reminds nomads to preserve their cultures

The highland communities of nine dzongkhags lead a decorated horse and a yak each to Langothang, Laya on the final day of the second Royal Highland Festival in Gasa. A popular yak song Yak Legpai Lhadar Gawo, that tells the tragic story of yak parting from his master was performed. The procession marks the importance of yaks and horses to the lives of highlanders.

The two-day Royal Highland Festival in Langothang, Laya that happened between October 23 and 24 saw highlanders from nine dzongkhags exhibit their unique traditions, lifestyle, and cultures. Festival also gave the highlander some ideas of how they could prevent their traditions and cultures from vanishing. There were veterinary clinics to ...

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12th Plan to be people-centric

The 12th Plan aims for a just, harmonious and sustainable society through enhanced decentralisation, according to Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC). Chief of development cooperation division, Wangchuk Namgay, said that the plan focuses more on the society and that it is a “people-centric plan.” The plan was shared during the recent high-level ...

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BKP introduces three candidates

The new candidates with the vice president of BKP

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam party (BKP) introduced three candidates at the party’s head office in Thimphu, yesterday. Leki Wangdi, 62, a retired colonel and a medical doctor will contest from Chhoekhor-Tang constituency, Bumthang. He will contest against his cousin, the Opposition Leader Pema Gyamtsho (Dr) in 2018. Leki Wangdi who is from ...

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Remote chiwogs in Gongdue will be electrified: PM

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during his gewog visit to Gongdue gewog in Mongar, on October 26 said that the government is working on supplying electricity to the remote chiwogs of Pekari and Kumadzong. There are 24 households in these two chiwogs without power supply. The people have been using solar ...

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Two charged for smuggling gold, one for solicitation

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) charged the three men involved in the alleged smuggling of 15kg gold from across the northern border, to Paro dzongkhag court yesterday. OAG charged the main accused, Thinley, 40, and Dawa Tshering, 28, from Tsento, Paro for smuggling, alleging that they smuggled in ...

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Ngawang Ramtoe being considered for cultural landscape site

Ngawang Ramtoe village in Tading, Samtse was considered as one of the possible cultural landscape sites because of people’s strong sense of attachment to the village’s unique bamboo architecture. At the Cultural Landscape and Sustaining its Significance (CLASS) workshop in Thimphu on October 25, 13 officials under the division for ...

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Construction of Northern Bypass under SASEC begins

Construction of the Northern Bypass, a key component of the South Asian Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) project in Phuentsholing has begun. The construction project comprises of two packages  – the development of a 2.7km road and the construction of a 120-metre bridge over Omchhu. Among the three components in the ...

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OAG’s arguments baseless: DNT

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) on October 25 refuted the arguments the Office of Attorney General (OAG) submitted to the High Court for dismissal of the party’s writ petition on the legality of fiscal incentives granted bypassing the Parliament. The High Court after hearing the submission of OAG, allowed petitioner DNT ...

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Bhutan observes 72nd UN anniversary

Bhutan observed the 72nd anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations (UN) on October 24 with the lighting of 1,000 butter lamps at the Kuenray of Tashichhodzong.

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