Mongar town: Buildings should now be painted in white, red, pink or yellow.
Town structures from hereon may be painted only in white, red, pink and yellow
Thromde: To give the town an aesthetic and uniform look, Mongar dzongkhag tshogdu has decided that, henceforth, its structures should be painted only in four colours – white, red, pink and yellow.
Town thuemi (representative) Sonam Wangchuk raised the issue at the tshogdue last month, after he received a letter from the works and human settlement ministry to have uniform colours [... Read More]
PM at the National Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries in Haa on November 24
Lyonchhoen: Work hard to improve tourism, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay told the sectoral heads and people of Haa during his recent and first constituency visit after assuming office.
“We’ll need to achieve more results,” he said, as people would definitely look for development activities in the prime minister’s dzongkhag. “People may question how will other dzongkhags develop when Haa isn’t developed.”
Lyonchhoen said Haa, as a dzongkhag, has “extra responsibility,” and that he would support in [... Read More]
Dilapidated they may be, but helps save energy when its consumption is the highest around this time of the year.
Photo by Karma Dupchu
Tongling PS is one of the four schools that will be downgraded next year
A possible fallout of rural to urban migration is falling student numbers
11th FYP: Short of children in villages, about 13 primary schools (PS) in Trashigang will be downgraded to extended classrooms (ECR) in the eleventh Plan.
Four primary schools, including Yobinang, Tongling, Jangsheri and Rangshikhar, will be downgraded by 2014.
This means that the 13 would limit admission to third grade from their current sixth grade.
These schools have failed to fulfill [... Read More]
Besides being paid less, women’s employment was less secure or led to poverty
GNP: Women in Bhutan are generally employed in low-paying agricultural jobs, while those employed in non-agricultural sector earned almost 25 percent less than men.
That quality of jobs for women was still an issue today, despite Bhutan making tremendous progress in female labour force participation surpassing the East Asia and Pacific average, was one of the findings of the Bhutan gender policy [... Read More]
Drepong people receive blessing from the new Dolma Thongdrol
Religion: For years, villagers attending annual three-day tshechu in Drepong gewog, Mongar, had to start early to secure a spot at Woob lhakhang that had limited space.
But this need not be the case hereafter.
His Holiness the Je Khenpo, Trulku Jigme Chhoeda, consecrated the new Drepong Woob lhakhang that has enough space.
Along with that, His Holiness also consecrated the 30-foot long and 38-foot wide Dolma Nyeshu Tsachi Thongdrol on December 4.
Drepong gup Sangay Tenzin [... Read More]
His Holiness late Penor Rinpoche and his Yangsi
Religion: The administration of Thegchog Namdrol Shedrub Dargyeling in Mysore, India, officially announced the recognition of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche’s reincarnation yesterday.
“It is a matter of great joy and pleasure to inform all disciples and well-wishers of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche residing around the globe that our beloved root guru has been reborn in Tibet,” a press release from Namdroling administration said.
According to Jadrel Rinpoche’s prophecy letter, Penor Rinpoche’s yangsi or [... Read More]
The Theatre’s entrance at the Central Plaza
Leisure: Adding a new dimension to the entertainment industry, the country will get its first 5D theatre today in Thimphu.
Located at Central Plaza, the Jigda 5D theatre, a combination of 3D and 4D, can seat 16 people at a time. “Bhutanese movies are the only source of entertainment and, as a businessman, I thought people here could also get an opportunity to get a different exposure,” the owner, Jigme Namgay, said.
Those three years [... Read More]
BCSE: Four men topped all three categories of the Bhutan Civil Service Examination this year, the Royal Civil Service Commission declared today.
Kezang Wangchuk, who has a B.A. International Relations from Seoul National University, South Korea scored 71.12 percent and topped the General category examination.
Scoring 64.29 percent, Sangay Tenzin, with a B.A. Buddhist Philosophy from Tango Buddhist College, topped the Dzongkha category examination.
Tandin, who has a M.Sc. in Forestry from the Indira Gandhi National [... Read More]
Among others, the legislation will be brought in sync with the “other” drug-related law during upcoming session
NC: Almost exactly two years after the legislation was re-done, that too a year after its enactment, the Tobacco Control Act is up for amendment once more.
The national council (NC) will take up the amendment of the controversial Act yet again during the second Parliament session scheduled to start in January 22.
Council’s legislative committee chairperson, eminent member [... Read More]