Friday , June 23 2017
  • Bhutanese students conned to study in Malaysia

    After an education consultancy firm failed to deliver the promised student visa and allegedly duped 23 students, parents of 18 students who are stuck in Malaysia on expired visa are expected to meet education ministry officials today for their help to bring their children home.

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Nation celebrates His Majesty the King’s 35th birth anniversary

The nation observed His Majesty the King’s 35th birth anniversary on February 21. In the Prime Minister’s address at the celebrations held at Changlimithang, lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay announced five pledges to His Majesty the King. Lyonchhoen pledged the country’s full commitment and dedication to serving the Tsa-Wa-Sum. He said that ...

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Picture Story

Book launch: Coinciding with His Majesty the King’s 35th birth anniversary, Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research, released three biographies on Pema Lingpa, his son and grandson yesterday at the Tarayana Foundation hall. A symposium on Pema Lingpa’s legacies was also held to raise awareness and understanding of ...

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His Majesty The King graces first national scouts day

Celebration: His Majesty The King graced the celebration of the first National Scouts Day, which will be observed from this year onwards on 21st February, coinciding with His Majesty’s Birth Anniversary. Scouts from various schools in Thimphu, as well from across the country, along with a contingent of De Suups, ...

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Book on the Constitution making process launched

Book launch: The president of the Bhutan National Legal Institute, Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, launched the book “The Constitution of Bhutan: Principles and Philosophies”, coinciding with His Majesty the King’s 35th birth anniversary at the Supreme Court complex today.

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Dagachhu hydropower project commissioned

Hydropower: Coinciding with His Majesty the King’s 35th birth anniversary, the 126 megawatt (MW) Dagachhu hydroelectric project was commissioned earlier today. The commercial flow of energy from the Dagachhu project to India began at 12:30am today. A total generation of 14.3MW was recorded.

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His Majesty The King in Sarpang

Sarpang: His Majesty The King visited Sarpang Town, where 81 shops and huts were damaged in a fire on Sunday, and met with the people. His Majesty also granted a separate Audience to the heads of the affected families. His Majesty commended the government, armed forces, BIFA and Desuups for ...

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A slump in the saddle of the Horse Year

Yearender/Economy: The economy, in the year of the horse, did not gallop; probably the venom of the serpent from the snake year (2013) hobbled the horse. The country’s GDP growth plummeted to an all time low at 2.05 percent, from 4.6 percent in the previous year.  The slump in growth ...

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Of lofty dreams and ground realities

Yearender/Hydropower: The horse gave up the race half way.  It in fact neighed at the 10,000 MW by 2020 dreams. The hydropower dream that was under vigorous consideration was dead in the water, as the year progressed.  It was officially believed that 10,000 MW by 2020 would be no longer ...

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Record land kidu granted

Yearender/Land: The year of the Wood Male Horse will go down as a historic year for thousands of poor and landless farmers in rural Bhutan. In one year, His Majesty the King granted land kidu to 25,815 beneficiaries in Zhemgang, Pemagatshel and Samdrupjongkhar, taking the kidu recipients to 102,336 people ...

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The farm is back in focus

Yearender/Agriculture: The Horse Year saw plenty of work on the farms and the markets. It was also a rewarding year for some farmers in the eastern parts of the country.  For the first time, large number of farmers received national merit silver awards on a national day for their work ...

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Online migration making headway

Yearender/ICT: While information and communications technology continues to advance, the past year showed that our legislation and capabilities to counter cyber crime have remained more or less static. Despite it being a crime, several locally made pornographic movie clips were shared by users of a mobile application – WeChat.  When ...

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Spiritual wellbeing of country strengthened

Yearender/Religion: Preservation of Bhutan’s rich spiritual heritage, consolidating and sanctifying historical monuments, and strengthening the spiritual wellbeing of the country, were the highlights of the religious activities in the year of the wood male horse. His Majesty the King, on July 10, placed the first sachu bumter (religious vessel for ...

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