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HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck returns from Kuwait

Upon the Command of His Majesty The King, His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck is visiting Kuwait from 18 – 20 October, to convey the condolences of His Majesty and the people of Bhutan on the passing of His Highness the Late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Allay LCS gets formal nod as an additional route

The Government of India (GoI) has officially recognised Allay Land Customs Station (LCS) in Pasakha as a trading route.

OAG creates a Governance and Corporate Legal Service Unit

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has created a Governance and Corporate Legal Service Unit. 

Paro after 100 percent dog sterilisation

Paro, the gateway to Bhutan is also the dzongkhag with the high density of the dog population. It has become unsafe for both pedestrians and cattle.

e-LaYog to save time and money for jobseekers

An entrepreneur had found a solution to cut down expenses when applying for a job. e-LaYog, a web-based application for recruiting employees, brings the employers and job seekers together on one online platform to save cost and time.

Picture Story

October 17, 2020

The 127 Bhutanese, who were returning to their workplace in Dubai and Kuwait, reached their destinations yesterday after the Kuwait embassy in Thimphu supported the foreign ministry in obtaining the necessary clearance. 

October 17, 2020

Janchungs defeated Takins 87-65 in the ongoing Open Basketball Championship at Swimming Pool Complex in Thimphu yesterday. Wizards thrashed Pholas 95-42 and Trojans defeated Purgers 64-38 in the following games. A total of 32 teams including seven women’s teams are taking part in the first edition of the tournament organised by the Bhutan Basketball Federation.

October 15, 2020

His Majesty The King yesterday appointed the  Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan, the Chairperson of the Anti Corruption Commission, the Auditor General and Drangpons to the Supreme Court and High Court.

Home Secretary Sonam Topgay is the new Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan, former ECB commissioner, Deki Pema is the new Chairperson of the Anti Corruption Commission, Zimpon Wogma at the Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon, Tashi is the new Auditor General and the former acting Chief Justice of the High Court, Sangay Khandu has been appointed as a justice to the Supreme Court.

October 15, 2020

New commissioners of ECB and ACC, and the Justices of the High Court

October 13, 2020

Zhung Dratshang’s Dorji Lopon Kinley performed the funeral of late Tshe Tshampa, popularly known as Ta Dzong Tshampa at Tamzhing in Bumthang, on October 11. He was a monk in Trongsa Dratshang for more than 17 years. He passed away on July 19. He was 82 years.

October 9, 2020

handover 

Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj handed over a portable digital X-ray machine to Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji yesterday in Thimphu. It will be used for critical health services in Phuentsholing. This is the seventh medical consignment received from India under the aegis of the SAARC Emergency Covid-19 Fund. 

October 5, 2020

 

The preparation for the Purjang ceremony of the 68th Je Khenpo, His Late Holiness Jetsun Tenzin Dendup is in full swing with the building of reliquary stupa started at the courtyard of Pungthang Dewachhenpoi Phodrang (The Palace of Great Bliss),  Punakha Dzong. 

The earthen bricks made from different sacralised soil and water to build reliquary stupa were transported from Tango Dordhen Trashithang to Punakha on September 27. 

The state funeral of His Late Holiness will be held on November 7, coinciding the Descending Day of Lord Buddha. 

His Holiness, fondly known as Je Thrizur passed away peacefully at his residence in Dodena, Thimphu on the auspicious 15th day of the second month of the Male Iron Rat Year. 

He was 95 years old. (Photo: Zhung Dratshang)

Sports

City leads at the end of the first round of BPL 

Tensung FC defeated Druk Stars FC 3-0 in the final match of the first round of the BoB Bhutan Premier League at MTC ground in Wangdue yesterday.

Business

Inflation slows in August

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In what could be read as a positive sign, the inflation rate decreased in August after a record high commodity prices in July that were sent ratcheting up by the Covid-19-induced disruptions in food supplies.