His Majesty The King in Punakha

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, April, 27th,2017 in News. No Comments

His Majesty The King yesterday visited the homes and met with the people of Sirigang in Kabjisa, Punakha, who were affected by a windstorm last week. The windstorm on April 18 damaged more than 300 houses in Punakha. The government’s immediate relief efforts were supported by the dzongkhag, armed forces, and DeSuups. The affected households, […]

Sighting of Godlewski’s bunting takes count to 719 birds

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, March, 28th,2017 in News. No Comments

Godlewski’s bunting () is the latest addition to Bhutan’s avian biodiversity. With the sighting of the Godlewski’s bunting, Bhutan now has 719 birds. The Godlewski’s bunting is the second new bird species to be recorded this year after the Yellow-eyed babbler () was sighted and recorded in the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) in February. “Off […]

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). […]

Story of Four Friends

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, February, 10th,2017 in News. No Comments

Once upon a time an elephant came upon a giant tree in the forest by the river bank. He rested under its shade for a rest. Soon a monkey came to rest there also. The elephant said, “This is my tree. I found it first.” The monkey replied, “Do you see any fruit on this […]

Several natural resource initiatives launched

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

Celebration: The first birth anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck was marked with a large number of launching ceremonies across the country as ministries, dzongkhags, agencies, and communities celebrated the joyous occasion in their own best possible ways. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests launched the much-awaited National Forest Inventory Report. […]