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Wangdue Phodrang Dzong restoration, exclusively Bhutanese workers 2020-02-18 07:43:14Works to restore Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is in full swing. And one thing that alienates the project from the rest is that it is exclusively Bhutanese w

Locals of Jongthang unhappy with the proposed location 2020-02-18 07:42:42The decision to construct a motorable bridge over Mangde River in Trongsa has left the people of Jongthang unhappy. They submitted their formal plea o

Public rituals performed in open field without a 2020-02-18 07:42:30For Bhutanese, a Lhakhang is a place to practice spirituality. It also holds important social and cultural functions. For the people of Chongzhu_Tshac

Lhuentse to have a real town within a 2020-02-18 07:42:15From temporary bamboo sheds and cramped spaces in the past, Phaling town in Lhuentse is slowly transforming into a new one with the execution of devel

National Council adopts Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill 2019-20 2020-02-18 07:41:46The Economic Affairs Committee of the National Council recommended the National Assembly to withdraw its proposal for the supplementary appropriation

Environmental Clearance made easier 2020-02-18 07:37:09People applying for Environmental Clearance now need not have to acquire an approval or No Objection Certificate from the concerned Dzongkhag, Thromde

National Housing policy for affordable housing and home-ownership 2020-02-18 07:36:43Lack of proper policy in place makes it difficult to construct houses that the government pledged for, said the Works and Human Settlement Minister. T

Rotary Club of Thimphu donates 17 numbers of 2020-02-17 07:03:09The Rotary Club of Thimphu donated 17 numbers of oxygen concentrator worth Nu. 792,115 to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. The po

Bhutan’s first Space Week starts 2020-02-17 07:03:03Bhutan entered into the world of space science and technology by launching its first satellite in 2018. So in celebration of Bhutan's space journey a

Preventing the COVID-19 outbreak, Gelegphu 2020-02-17 07:02:57Towards preventing the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, health officials deployed at the border gate in Gelegphu screen over 5000 pe

HH the Je Khenpo presides over Sangay Menlha 2020-02-15 08:00:11His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over a weeklong Sangay Menlha Drupchen along with one hundred and fifty monks at the Namdruling Goenzin Dratsh

On Lhamoi Dzingkha – Dalbari highway 2020-02-15 07:59:56The Prime Minister was questioned today regarding the highway construction from Lhamoi Dzingkha to Dalbari and construction of a motorable bridge over


Clear roadmap for PHPA I ready 2020-02-18 05:09:07A clear path for the trouble stricken 1,200MW Punatsangchhu project will be ready within days, which will decide the future of the largest hydroelectr

NC says no to Nu 5 million supplementary 2020-02-18 05:07:31The National Council yesterday decided to repeal section 6 of the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill Financial Year 2019-20 and assigned the Econ

NECS initiates reforms to ease environmental clearance 2020-02-18 05:06:53To streamline and improve service delivery, the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) reformed the process of availing environmental clea

Lights installed at Taktikothi after major accident  2020-02-18 05:05:19Lights were installed near Taktikothi where widening work is underway on the Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway for the safety of travellers since February

Facing natural disasters 2020-02-18 05:03:43Underway in Thimphu is a workshop on river flow/flood forecasting and early warning systems. Experts from Bhutan and abroad are looking at the tools t

Despite NC’s efforts, NA rejects Entitlement Bill once 2020-02-18 05:02:56The National Assembly yesterday rejected the Ministers’ and Equivalent Post Holders’ Entitlement Bill 2019.

NA endorses Fiscal Incentives Amendment Bill 2020 2020-02-18 05:02:05The National Assembly (NA) yesterday rejected the National Council’s (NC) proposal with 33 votes to commence the fiscal incentive amendment Bill

A long walk to school 2020-02-18 05:01:13Students residing in Rishor, Dewathang are feeling that the distance to their school, Garpawoong middle secondary, has suddenly increased.

Bhutan’s space and satellite journey 2020-02-18 04:59:45Bhutan’s journey in space technology began in 1988 when it became a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and was allotted i

Policy is enough, Act not needed for PWDs: 2020-02-18 04:59:02The members of the National Assembly urged to have an Act for persons with disabilities (PWDs) instead of the policy after a report on the National Po

Money Bills passage raises questions 2020-02-18 04:57:48Some of the money Bills that are being deliberated in the ongoing session of the Parliament is in a quandary as their effective dates are not in confo

Hotel business slumps as peak season nears 2020-02-17 05:44:25The e-mail alert tone on his IPhone has never concerned hotelier Ugyen (name changed on request) so far. But with agents and tourists shooting e-mails

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Druk Wangditse Lhakhang dedicated to His Majesty 2020-02-08 04:11:19His Majesty The King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Their Majesties the Gyalyums, His Royal Highness The Gyalsey and members of the Royal Family

Bhutan to face Security and Monitoring issues with 2020-02-08 04:05:31The government achieved a major feat in introducing the Nu 1,200 SDF for regional tourists and getting it passed in both the National Assembly and the

629 Chinese tourists visited Bhutan from 1st January 2020-02-08 04:02:30MoH says it is prepared to deal with Corona From 1st January to 7th February 2020 a total of 2,890 tourists visited Bhutan of which there were 629 Chi

NC exempts 15 Dzongkhags from SDF fee 2020-02-07 22:35:49NC also adopted the Tourism Levy and Exemption Bill The Tourism Levy and Exemption Bill of Bhutan 2020 has been adopted by the National Council (NC) w

His Majesty The King with 82-year-old Kencho Tseten, 2020-02-01 03:27:4031 January, 2020: His Majesty The King with 82-year-old Kencho Tseten, in Dungkar, Lhuentse. Kencho Tseten was the very first person to cast votes for

Manufacturers ask for GST exemption to survive foreign 2020-02-01 03:24:42Association of Bhutanese Industries submits a letter to the Parliament and the Govt on concerns over GST The Bhutan Chambers of Commerce and Industry

NC targets foreign fronting and illegal investments with 2020-02-01 03:21:01Only violation proposed for domestic fronting involving two Bhutanese parties The last session of the National Assembly saw a lot of debate around the

Many Bhutanese call for a travel ban on 2020-02-01 00:57:42Chinese tourist tests negative for Corona virus: Health Minister There was much panic in the social media on Friday as a screen shot of an email writt

His Majesty grants Audience to teachers 2020-01-25 05:18:11His Majesty The King granted an Audience to ICT teachers from across the country who are attending a 12-day coding training which started, in Gelephu

MHPA MD rips into outdated Punatsangchu bidding documents 2020-01-25 05:13:50If there are two contrasting projects in Bhutan, then it is the 1,200 MW Punatsangchu I project hugely exceeding all time and budget limits, while the

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