His Majesty inaugurates fifth flower exhibition

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, February, 26th,2019 in News. No Comments

Hundreds of people are visiting the fifth Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which His Majesty The King  inaugurated on February 21 at the Tendrelthang in Samdrupjongkhar. His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo and members of the royal family also graced the exhibition. The Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, senior government officials and representatives of Samdrupjongkhar, the ambassador of […]

Goede and Tharpei Lam pedestrianised

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, January, 31st,2019 in News. No Comments

Two of the busiest lanes near the Zangtopelri lhakhang in Phuentsholing, Goede Lam and Tharpei Lam, are closed for traffic giving residents and visitors to the busy town a breath of fresh air. The roads were closed for traffic since January 24. The move was considered after the new three-storied multicar parking was opened on […]

Bhutan -1 deployed into low earth orbit

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, August, 15th,2018 in News. No Comments

Bhutan’s first satellite CubeSat Bhutan-1 was deployed from International Space Station (ISS) into the low earth orbit yesterday. This comes after the release of Bhutan-1 along with CubeSats of the Philippines and Malaysia into ISS on June 29. Officials of the information and communications ministry gathered once again at the ministry’s conference hall yesterday. Live-streamed […]

Bhutan a safe tourist destination: TCB survey

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

Nine out of every 10 international tourists, almost, have voted Bhutan as a safe tourist destination, according to Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) exit survey 2017. Similarly, about 91 percent of the regional tourists from India, Bangladesh and Maldives said Bhutan was a safe tourist destination. About 1,428 international visitors were surveyed at the Paro […]

Drugyel Dzong rises from history as 40% is complete

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, July, 30th,2018 in News. No Comments

The project manager for the Drugyel Dzong, Namgay Dorji said that around 40 percent of the structure of the historic Drugyel Dzong is complete. He said that the project is divided into seven phases and so far 3 phases are complete. He said that the Dzong’s proposed completion date is by the end of 2022. […]

Bhutan’s population is 735,553

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, June, 29th,2018 in News. No Comments

Bhutan’s population on an average increased by 8,380 people a year in the last 12 years. The past 12 years saw the population increase by 100,571 persons and touched 735,553 as of May 30 last year. According to the reports of Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (PHCB) 2017, which Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay released […]

Laya’s traditional hat under threat of disappearance

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, May, 21st,2018 in News. No Comments

Laya’s traditional bamboo hat, once widely worn by its women, is fast disappearing. There aren’t many weavers left around now and the women too seldom wear their the hats. The hat is an integral part of the highlander’s culture. In the past, Layap women wore it every day. But now it is worn only during special occasions […]

Japanese wins 5th Bhutan International Marathon

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, March, 9th,2018 in News. No Comments

About 369 participants completed the fifth Bhutan International Marathon that was held in Punakha on March 3. In the full marathon (42kms) for male, a 22-year-old Japanese, Yoshiyuki Hara, secured the first position by completing the race in 2hours 27mins and 18 seconds. He also secured the first position for male’s half marathon last year. […]

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 […]

Hoentey, the New-Year delicacy for Haa

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, December, 25th,2017 in News. No Comments

Each household is preparing 100 pieces of Hoentey for the National Day celebrations For the past three days, Tshering Gyem and her two girls had one profound duty to perform: make the most delicious Hoentey for their new year celebrations, Lomba, which coincides with the National Day tomorrow. People from Haa and Paro will celebrate […]