TCB to regulate mass tourism

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, June, 6th,2019 in News. No Comments

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has come up with a draft strategy to address the issue of mass tourism, foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji said at a press conference last week. Lyonpo, who is also the chairman of the third tourism council, said the issue has also been discussed in the cabinet. “The Prime Minister has […]

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 […]

In Pictures: Trashigang Tshechu

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, November, 30th,2018 in News. No Comments

More 2,000 people gathered at the courtyard of Trashigang Dzong to witness the unfurling of Guru Rinpoche’s throngdrel on the third day of the annual tshechu. The four-day tshechu that began on November 15 will conclude today. Source: Kuensel

His Majesty offers a statue at Busa Wangdue Goenpa

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, July, 3rd,2018 in News. No Comments

His Majesty The King offered a statue of Tertoen Dorji Lingpa to Busa Wangdue Goenpa of Sephu gewog in Wangduephodrang on June 30. Busa Wangdue Goenpa was founded in the 17th century by Tashi Tenzin, the heart son of Tertoen Dorji Lingpa. His Majesty also granted tokha to the people of Sephu. His Majesty is […]

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. […]

Culture, key to Bhutan’s survival

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Saturday, September, 2nd,2017 in News. No Comments

It is only apt that the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee on Social and Cultural Affairs meet in Bhutan to discuss culture preservation, National Assembly Speaker Jigme Zangpo said. The Speaker who is also the Vice President of the Standing Committee said that Bhutan’s concept of culture, as underlined by Gross National Happiness, is […]

Thousands attend K-Pop concert

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, June, 21st,2017 in News. No Comments

The fans poured in thousands at the Changlimithang stadium in Thimphu hours before the first ever K-pop concert began. Scorching mid-day sun and drizzle in the evening did now deter the crowd. Nor the disappointment over the cancellation of four bands that had confirmed to perform earlier. It was a long wait because the set […]

His Majesty’s Address

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, June, 8th,2017 in News. No Comments

12th Convocation of the Royal University of Bhutan It is extremely comforting and satisfying to meet so many of you today. When I think of the future, I am particularly reassured because you are all so qualified and capable. We are gathered here – representatives of the clergy, the Prime Minister and senior officials of […]

Thimphu gets an eye centre

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

Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck graced the groundbreaking ceremony of the Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck National Eye Centre in Thimphu, yesterday. HRH Princess Kesang Wangmo Wangchuck accompanied Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother. The health ministry’s director general, Dr Pandup Tshering, said that Her Majesty the Royal Grand Mother and HRH […]