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Farmers grow broom grass to reclaim land lost to soil erosion
Coinciding with the World Day to combat desertification and drought yesterday, Tsirang Forest Division launched broom grass and agro-biodiversity diversification project in Semjhong Gewog. UNDP under small grant project is funding the project. (...)
BBS - 18 June 2018
A suspension bridge replaces perilous ropeway in Bongo
A 108-meter suspension bridge over Wangchhu at Bjimichhu was inaugurated on Saturday by the Home Minister, Dawa Gyeltshen. The government had spent over 4M ngultrum on the bridge. The post A suspension bridge replaces perilous ropeway in Bongo (...)
BBS - 18 June 2018
Heat Maps Illustrate the Sacred Routes of Buddhist Pilgrims
In Strava’s heat maps, the devotional movements of tired pilgrims become blazing symbols of sacred geography.
Bhutan Times - 18 June 2018
New Lhamoi Dzingkha Drungkhag Office to speed up public service delivery
The recently completed Lhamoi Dzingkha Drungkhag office was inaugurated on Saturday. The post New Lhamoi Dzingkha Drungkhag Office to speed up public service delivery appeared first on BBS.
BBS - 18 June 2018
Fire engulfs shop in Samdrup Jongkhar
A hardware store has been ravaged by fire yesterday. Hardware and electronic items worth 7M were lost to fire. The post Fire engulfs shop in Samdrup Jongkhar appeared first on BBS.
BBS - 18 June 2018
Finance Minister presents Interim Budget for FY 2018-19 in NA
In today’s session of the National Assembly (NA), the Finance Minister, Namgay Dorji presented an estimate budget appropriation of Nu 43.5bn as an interim budget for the Financial Year (FY) 2018-19. The post Finance Minister presents Interim (...)
BBS - 18 June 2018
BCCI reassures its commitment to help develop cricket in Bhutan
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reassured its commitment to help develop cricket in Bhutan. The Acting Secretary of BCCI, Amitabh Choudhary confirmed this during a press conference in Thimphu yesterday. The post BCCI reassures (...)
BBS - 18 June 2018
Man arrested for forging NCWC’s documents
Thimphu Police arrested a 35-year-old man earlier this month for allegedly involved in forging official documents of National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC). The post Man arrested for forging NCWC’s documents appeared first on (...)
BBS - 18 June 2018
International Archives Day Highlights The Importance Of Conserving Rare Bhutanese Artefacts
There are about 30 documents at the library’s exhibition that include gold written scripts, which date back to the 13th century.
Bhutan Times - 18 June 2018
His Holiness consecrates Haa Lhakhang Karpo
After having been mired in corruption scandal since its reconstruction began in 2010, the Lhakhang Karpo in Haa was finally consecrated on Saturday.His Holiness the Je Khenpo presided over the consecration ceremony. The post His Holiness (...)
BBS - 18 June 2018
Over 1,000 women turn up at PDP’s women convention
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) held its first national women's convention in Thimphu yesterday. The daylong meeting discussed various issues related to women, both at the local and national level. The post Over 1,000 women turn up at PDP’s (...)
BBS - 18 June 2018
12 books about Buddhism and Bhutanese history launched
The research group of Tango Buddhist University has written 10 books about Buddhism and the history of Bhutan over the past two years. The books were launched yesterday. The post 12 books about Buddhism and Bhutanese history launched appeared (...)
BBS - 18 June 2018
Worker injured in Nyera Amachu accident in critical condition
The worker injured in the gas explosion inside the tunnel of Nyera Amachu Hydropower Project in Samdrup Jongkhar is reported to be in critical condition. The post Worker injured in Nyera Amachu accident in critical condition appeared first on (...)
BBS - 17 June 2018
Gas explosion caused Nyera Amachu accident, confirms CDCL
The Construction Development Corporation Limited (CDCL) has confirmed that the accident at the tunnel construction of Nyera Amchu Hydropower Project in Martshala Gewog in Samdrup Jonkghar was caused by a gas explosion. The post Gas explosion (...)
BBS - 17 June 2018
Bhutanese Sonam Rigzin Played As Goalkeeper For His Team ‘King Cobra’ In The F4F World Championship In (...)
Sonam Rigzin walked into the Sapsena Arena in Russia bearing the Bhutanese national flag to open the finals.
Bhutan Times - 17 June 2018
Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre to serve as an alternative to court for civil cases
There was a time, not very long ago, when people who found themselves in a dispute had two basic choices to resolve it. They could either file a lawsuit or just walk away from the conflict and try to move on. The post Alternative Dispute (...)
BBS - 16 June 2018
RSSC and health ministry conduct health checkup for the elderly in Genekha
As Bhutan marked the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day yesterday, the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) in collaboration with the health ministry organised a comprehensive health checkup for the elderly in Genekha, Thimphu. The post RSSC (...)
BBS - 16 June 2018
BKP reveals two new candidates
Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) has introduced its candidates from Dramedtse-Ngatshang and Monggar constituencies. The post BKP reveals two new candidates appeared first on BBS.
BBS - 16 June 2018
Air disaster mock drill at Bumthang domestic airport
For the very first time, a full-scale emergency exercise, or simply put an air disaster mock drill, was conducted at the domestic airport in Bumthang on Thursday. The post Air disaster mock drill at Bumthang domestic airport appeared first on (...)
BBS - 16 June 2018
New Sarpang district court inaugurated
In the absence of an independent court building, Sarpang court officials endured challenges of congestion and lack of facilities, but not anymore. The post New Sarpang district court inaugurated appeared first on (...)
BBS - 16 June 2018
Thimphu police arrest 40 people in drug related case
Police in Thimphu have arrested 40 people, including a woman, in drug related cases over a period of one-and-a-half month. The post Thimphu police arrest 40 people in drug related case appeared first on (...)
BBS - 16 June 2018
One dead, eight injured in Namling accident
A 31-year-old man has died and eight others were injured in a vehicle accident in Namling between Sengor and Lingmethang in Monggar. The post One dead, eight injured in Namling accident appeared first on (...)
BBS - 16 June 2018
Four killed, one injured in Nyera Amachu accident in SJ
Four men were killed and another seriously injured in a blasting accident in the tunnel of the Nyera Amachu Hydropower Project in Martshala Gewog in Samdrup Jongkhar. The accident happened yesterday morning. The post Four killed, one injured in (...)
BBS - 16 June 2018



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