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7-day moenlam chenmo starts in Trashigang

Religion: Trashigang dzongkhag’s annual moenlam chenmo began yesterday. The moenlam chenmo was presided over by the Lam Neten and three trulkus from Kanglung shedra. Over 700 monks from the dratshang, Kanglung shedra and dratshang yenlag lobdras, including lay monks from gendeys, are reciting prayers to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth […]

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Zorig Day: Trainees of the Technical Training Institute in Changzamtog, Thimphu take part in one of the many Zorig Day celebrations yesterday to mark the day    

ACC shocker for govt. electric vehicle policy

The commission has uncovered constitutional improprieties and a conflict of interest Report 2014: The objectives of the government to import electric vehicles (EV) in the country may be noble but the decision, according to the Anti Corruption Commission, disregards the rule of law. In its annual report 2014, the commission stated that the government order […]

Bhutan to expand medical assistance to Nepal

A 15-member team is expected to leave for Trishuli tomorrow Quake: Bhutan will increase its medical team in Nepal to 78 members, it was announced by Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay yesterday. The team in Nepal, upon the command of His Majesty the King, is providing medical assistance to victims of the April 25 earthquake. An […]

Opposition to support establishment of thromdes in all dzongkhags

The opposition had earlier expressed skepticism over its feasibility Thromde: The opposition party will support the proposal to establish dzongkhag thromdes and yenla thromdes in twenty dzongkhags in the upcoming session of parliament despite skepticism from some quarters. Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden will present the boundaries of dzongkhag thromdes and yenla thromdes […]

Three day Tarayana fair ends

Fair: About 75 craftsmen from 82 self-help groups from rural communities around the country displayed their crafts, cultures, histories and traditions, during the Tarayana fair at the Centenary Park in Changlimithang, yesterday. The groups have been formed in rural communities to generate income by carrying out activities such as farming and various crafts. Groups from […]

Celebrating excellence

Bhutanese journalists received excellence in journalism award yesterday. It was the celebration of a profession that records the pulse of the nation with sincere dedication and utmost respect for truth. It was also a most fitting way to observe the World Press Freedom Day. Such recognition is necessary, not for plain pomp and pageantry, but […]

Mobile phone cinema festival launched

The aim is to provide a platform for amateurs to explore film making  Film: To commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the People’s Initiative in Celebrating the Sixtieth Anniversary (PICSA) in collaboration with Sherubtse college launched the Mobile Phone Cinema (MPC) festival on May 2. The MPC festival involves […]

Getting S/J off the ‘negative list’

Once deemed a security risk, the dzongkhag feels it is now ready to benefit from tourists Tourism: Confusion still prevails among residents and officials if Samdrupjongkhar is still listed under the “negative list”, although tourism is viewed as a lucrative business. The negative list is a list of places or sites identified by the home […]

Airport impacts little in tourist arrival

Arrivals, according to HAB, have in fact gone down since the domestic air service started Tourism: A domestic airport in Bumthang might have made travel convenient and comfortable for both tourists and locals, but the introduction of flights have had only a negligible impact on increasing the inflow of tourist, according to the Hotel Association […]

Crossovers beat RBA to clinch B League title

Basketball: Crossovers defeated Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) 75-59 in the finals of the Thimphu B League basketball tournament at the swimming pool complex on Saturday. Both teams were the top ones from their groups with six wins and zero defeats. In a tightly contested game, Crossovers adapted a “box-and-1” defensive approach shutting down RBA’s top […]

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Honour: Recipients of the Annual Journalism Award 2015 with chief guest, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk. Dzongkha Editor of Kuensel, Rinzin Wangchuk (not in the picture) received the Jigme Singye Wangchuck Prestigious Journalism award. The award was instituted with support from the Royal Office for Media to pay tribute to His […]

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BHUTAN grc receives the outstanding company award at the 17th International GRCA Congress held at Raddison Blu, Dubai from April 19 to 21 in recognition of the excellent production techniques and manufacturing high quality materials used to enhance projects in the region. Established in 2002 to manufacture Bhutanese architectural components in GRC (Glassfibre reinforced concrete), […]