Japanese professor initiates a programme to experience rural Bhutan

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, September, 26th,2018 in News. No Comments

It was an experience for the three Japanese students who spent a week in the remote village of Shingkhar in Ura, Bumthang. Sarono Sugiyama, Yuka Miura and Hinata Sogabe, the three students from Konan University are used to the hustle and bustle of Okamato, Japan. Shingkhar, mesmerised the three young Japanese who claim that it […]

Bhutan Airlines receives the second airbus319

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, August, 7th,2018 in News. No Comments

With the arrival of the second Airbus 319 on August 4 in Paro, the Bhutan Airlines now has a fleet of two aircraft. Two Airbus 319 are on lease for four years. Bhutan Airlines signed the lease agreement for two airbuses with AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing and aviation finance on September 28 […]

BHUTAN-1 ready to be delivered for launch

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, February, 28th,2018 in News. No Comments

Hitting a milestone in the history of space science and technology in Bhutan, the country’s first cubesat BHUTAN-1 is ready for delivery to the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for launch. The news was shared during a press conference via video conferencing for cubesat Flight Model (FM) delivery organised by the Kyushu Institute of Technology […]

Disable friendly restroom opens at Tamchoe

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, January, 19th,2018 in News. No Comments

The first disable friendly highway restroom opened today at Tamchoe, Paro. The toilet built with a traditional architecture has user friendly basins for those on wheelchairs with a hand rail, a ramp and wider door. The toilets also have sensor taps. Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) began the construction work in mid-June last year. A TCB official […]

The practise of appeasing one’s protective deities is strong and deep-rooted

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, December, 8th,2017 in News. No Comments

Huffing and puffing, five men are atop a steep climb. It is 6:30 am. They have to get into the shades of the coniferous forest before the hot autumn sun reaches them. The men are on an important mission. They are on their way to appease their “protective deities.” They do it every year. The […]

Development activities threaten White Bellied Herons’ habitat

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, December, 8th,2017 in News. No Comments

Forest fires, fishing activities, road construction and vehicular movement are some of the potential threats to the survival of White Bellied Herons (WBH) in the country. Tsirang’s forestry officer, Chhimi Dorji, who carried out studies to assess the WBH habitat in Punatsangchhu and Harachhu in Wangduephodrang last year, said that there are about 26 herons […]

Weavers, artists recognised for promoting arts and crafts

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, November, 1st,2017 in News. No Comments

Tashi Yuden’s lungserma, which took her about a year to complete, bagged the first prize in Gho category during the 16th National Design and Art Competition (NDAC) at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu yesterday. The 44-year-old housewife has been weaving since she was 15. She said that creating new motifs has been difficult […]

Bhutan brings home two bronze and a gold

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, October, 10th,2017 in News. No Comments

Thinley Dorji, who is a former gold medalist of Asian Championship and one of the top five contenders of world athletic physique last year, also won a bronze in the fitness physique over 170cm category. Miss Fitness 2017, Damcho Zam, won a bronze in the women’s model physique category above 165cm. Her husband and the […]

Bhutan U-18 secures first international win

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, September, 21st,2017 in News. No Comments

Bhutan marked an impressive start at the Under-18 SAFF championship at home humbling the Maldives, ranked 20 places above it, to a 1:0 defeat at the Changlimithang stadium on September 18. This is the first international game for the team. The national coach Song Jung Lee said that the home crowd support was amazing and […]

Bikers from home bag Tour of the Dragon titles

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, September, 7th,2017 in News. No Comments

Despite losing time in replacing his flat tyre in Trongsa, Sonam still finished first completing the 268km-race in 12hrs and 37mins on September 2. The three-time champion, popularly known as the “Son of Dragon” bagged  yet again the title of one of the world’s toughest biking races, “Tour of the Dragon”. Since winning the title […]