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Their Majesties’ official visit to India ends

His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, who were on an official visit to India from January 6, on the invitation of the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee returned home on January 10.

During the visit, Their Majesties met the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and held wide-ranging discussions on issues of mutual interest, a joint press release from the foreign ministry states. “Their Majesties expressed their appreciation to the President for inviting them [... Read More]

TCB approves building of 63 new hotels

However, the new facilities are being built in places where they’re already in surfeit

Tourism: The tourism council of Bhutan’s (TCB) service division approved the construction of 63 hotels across the country, with a majority located in Thimphu, in the last two years.

The hotels are currently under construction in about 14 dzongkhags.  Thimphu has the highest constructions, 20, followed by Paro at seven, five at Bumthang, three at Trashigang and one in Trashiyangtse.

As of [... Read More]

Scam SMS from overseas


Fraud: If you receive an SMS from an overseas number, asking you to contact immediately if you want your money, don’t.  It’s a scam.

B-mobile pre-paid and post-paid users have been receiving the SMS since January 10, and while some have deleted the message, others have responded to it, by either making a call or texting.

Some have also received an SMS from an overseas number saying ‘call mee urgent’.

Tshering Wangdi, a corporate office employee, [... Read More]

Problems will persist…

thromponPhuentsholing thrompon Tsheten Dorji

Q&A:  One achievement that you are proud of after assuming office?

Among others, successful completion of 10 FYP activities in Phuentsholing Thromde.


What is the most burning issue the thromde is facing today?

Traffic congestion.


During the thrompon election, you pledged to address the housing crunch in Phuentsholing, How much has been addressed?

The urgent requirement of housing at Phuentsholing had been communicated to National Housing Development Corporation Limited (NHDCL) being the custodian of providing affordable housing.


Traffic congestion [... Read More]

High and dry

That’s how Chamkhar feels in winter, especially when it comes to business

Lifestyle: In Bumthang town, every winter, with cold comes dryness, in every sense of the word.  Business in town dries up, people start moving to warmer places and, except for those passing through, not many people care to visit the district.

For about three months, streets in Chamkhar, at an elevation of about 2,300m, become almost deserted.  A few shops remain closed altogether.  [... Read More]

Reduced boxing prize money raises eyebrows

There is a cloud hanging over the difference in media-reported and actual amounts given

BBF: Some participants of the national boxing championship held in Gelephu from November 12-25 expressed disappointment upon learning that the prize money they received had been slashed from what was agreed earlier.

Following the championship, some army officials and boxers had accused media of having misreported the prize money amount that the medal recipients took home.

It was made public that gold [... Read More]

Picture story

Sonam Tshering, an enthusiastic biker will represent Bhutan in an international race, in Katmandu, Nepal on January 18. This is his third International race Sonam Tshering is participating. Mythical Bhutan Travels and Bhutan Olympic Committee is supporting his participation in Nepal.


Yearlong prison-term for committee members stand

IMG_3552An over view of Gyalpozhing town (File picture)

In the meantime, Mongar court proceeds with land restitution case

Gyalpoizhing: Mongar district court has passed summary judgments against 28 people in relation to Gyalpoizhing land restitution case of the 75, since December 23 last year.

Hearings on these cases began since November 26 last year and two people of the 28 who were dissatisfied with the summary judgments have decided to appeal to the High Court.

Meanwhile, Mongar court district court recently received an order [... Read More]