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Addressing disaster preparedness

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Critical areas identified for immediate attention to reduce disaster risks

Conference: Planned and robust infrastructure, weather systems, secure food-water-health systems, raising public awareness, and strengthening local institutions and governance system were identified as some of the critical areas that needed urgent attention to reduce disaster risks.

The issue emerged while discussing ‘Predicting uncertainties: The challenges of disaster preparedness’ in Kathmandu, after some participants and panelists from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan pointed out [... Read More]

A milestone for research in HKH

New regional database system to facilitate free flow of information in the HKH region 

Conference: Integrated centre for mountain development (ICIMOD) launched the regional database system at the ‘Mountain People Adapting to Change’ international conference in Kathmandu on November 10.

Researchers said the system could be a catalyst to spur research in the region, and especially help fill data gap to develop mitigation and adaptation measures, including that of climate change.

ICIMOD’s programme coordinator of regional [... Read More]

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A 35x38ft Guru Tshen Gyad thongdroel was consecrated and displayed for public on November 11 at Wamrong Tashichhoedling Zangtopelri. Sponsored by Wamrong Lam, the brocade thongdrel was a zhabten for His Majestry Druk Gyal Zhipa’s auspicious birth anniversary.


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Humbled : Nepal beat Bhutan 8-0 yesterday in their opening SAF Women’s football Championship held in Islamabad, Pakistan.


Living in harmony, the best gift to Fourth King: PM

DSC_6179Anniversary: Students of Thimphu perform during the celebrations yesterday at Changlimethang

Year long celebrations begin to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary 

Occasion: Long before the clouds cleared the sky for the hot November sun, Dorji Wangdi, 64, a monk from Trongsa was already seated at the gallery in Changlimethang stadium yesterday.

It was an important day for him, as it was for people across the country, and the thousands who walked into the stadium to celebrate the 59th birth anniversary of the Dragon King, the Fourth [... Read More]

ACC freezes land of 11 Chang landowners

Lands belonging to former gup and former NLC director included in notice

Notice: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has issued another freeze order on land located in Chang gewog, belonging to 11 people.

The landowners include the former chang gup, Naku, and the former director of land record, Tshewang Gyeltshen, who the commission had detained and interrogated earlier last month.  They were released from detention last week.

The order comes into effect from November 10, and [... Read More]

Visit Bhutan 2015 – Broadening the client base

DSC_6334Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay launches the website and the calender of events at TCB yesterday

The year is also targeted at facilitating and promoting in-country travel as it were

Tourism: The Visit Bhutan year, 2015, which highlights a series of tourism events across the country to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth King, will serve as a platform to promote domestic tourism, besides attracting international and regional tourists.

Speaking at the launch of the Visit Bhutan year website (visitbhutanyear.com) and the calendar of events for 2015, yesterday, Prime [... Read More]

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The Bhutanese community in Colombo, Sri Lanka came together on the eve of the November 11 to commemorate His Majesty the Fourth King’s birth anniversary. The event was hosted at the Secretary General of Colombo Plan, Kinley Dorji’s residence. The Honorary Consul of Bhutan in Sri Lanka Abbas Usafally joined the celebration as the chief guest.


60th birth anniversary website launched

The official website for the 60th birth anniversary celebration of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo was launched, yesterday.

The website www.drukgyalzhipaat60.bt contains a photo gallery and slideshow of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

A time line of national milestones achieved and other important events that occurred under His Majesty’s reign can be viwed.

There is also a list of 60 activities planned for the coming year available on the website.

A list of articles and other publications [... Read More]


The perfect gift

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay’s address to the nation in Changlimethang ground yesterday, at the launch of the 60th birth anniversary, was packed with messages.

The Prime Minister, in paying tribute on behalf of the people of Bhutan, touched every aspect of the enlightened leadership his Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo provided us in his 34 years of reign.

The address spoke the minds of most Bhutanese in thanking the selfless leadership of His Majesty in steering the [... Read More]

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