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 […]

Audit authority calls for a tourism policy or Act

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, June, 16th,2017 in News. No Comments

If the tourism industry, the second largest revenue source of the country, is to do better it needs a policy or legislation. The latest performance audit report of the industry states that one of the main weaknesses that plague the tourism industry is the lack of a legislation or policy. The tourism bill and the […]

Hotels get first organic produce from Gasa

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, June, 16th,2017 in News. No Comments

An organic farmers’ group of Khatoed gewog in Gasa, Rangshin Sonam Detshen, distributed its first produce of garlic and carrot yesterday. Gasa dzongdag Dorji Dhradhul and representatives of the farmers’ group distributed 150kgs of garlic and 90kgs of carrots to a group of hotel owners in Thimphu. The group charges Nu 123 for a kilogram […]

New measures to improve services at Paro airport.

By: sonam on Monday, February, 20th,2017 in News. No Comments

Service: The Department of Air Transport (DAT) with the information and communications ministry will install a new taxi counter at the Paro International Airport’s arrival terminal starting next month. The decision to have a pre-paid taxi service at the only international airport in the country is based on customer feedback. DAT director Karma Wangchuk said that […]

Wola Gyalpo’s forgotten choeten

By: sonam on Monday, February, 13th,2017 in News. No Comments

Culture: The last rays of the winter sun penetrate through thorny branches and touch a choeten that’s long been hidden under thick foliage. Believed to have been built by Lam Drukpa Kunley in the 15th century, the choeten is today abandoned and forgotten. Grass grows on its roof and bushes have reclaimed its base. Its mud […]

Keeping the weaving culture alive

By: sonam on Monday, February, 13th,2017 in News. No Comments

Main story: In one of the warmest rooms inside Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu, twenty-five young girls ranging from as young as 11 to 21 years old are learning something valuable – the art of traditional weaving. Instead of spending their time roaming around town or sitting in front of television, they are spending their […]

Fewer tourists avail homestay services in Phobjikha

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Saturday, February, 11th,2017 in News. No Comments

Tourism: With fewer tourists visiting them, homestay service providers in Phobjikha are not doing well unlike its neighboring gewog Gangtey. In 2012 around 21 villagers, 10 in Phobjikha and 11 in Gangtey have started homestays as part of community based sustainable tourism under the initiative of the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN). […]

Butter Lamps

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, February, 9th,2017 in News. No Comments

Externally, the lights are seen to banish darkness. Conceptually, they convert prosaic substance into illumination, a transformation akin to the search for enlightenment. The outer meaning of the offering of butter lamps is that one of six such virtues, the Perfection of generosity which is achieved by giving away the valuable substance, butter or oil. […]

RMA to print 1M Nu 100 commemorative notes

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, February, 7th,2017 in News. No Comments

Currency: To celebrate the first birth anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) will be printing 1 million commemorative notes of Nu 100 denomination this year. The chairman of the Royal Privy Council, Lyonpo Chenkyap Dorji launched the design of the commemorative banknote yesterday. While work to […]

Our Gyalsey is Special

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, February, 6th,2017 in News. No Comments

The Nation’s Son His Royal Highness Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck is one year old  tomorrow. On this same day last year, the Kingdom experienced enormous joy and happiness with the birth of The Gyalsey. It was a defining moment for the Bhutanese people, for our hopes and aspirations in the continuation of the Wangchuck Dynasty, […]