November, 2011

Jigme Norbu, an employee of the Penden Cement Authority in Samtse, has broken the national record of one-day highest karey by hitting 21 kareys in 15 rounds. The last one-day highest karey was recorded at 20 kareys in 15 rounds. He also equalled the national record of 45 kareys in 45 rounds. Eighteen teams are [...]

?Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley left the country yesterday for The Maldives to attend the 17th SAARC summit scheduled for November 10-11. The theme for the summit, being hosted for the first time to the south of the equator in the city of Addu, is ‘Building Bridges’ – focusing on connectivity and building linkages within and [...]

Come December and the Bathpalathang domestic airport in Bumthang will be operational. The construction of the Bathpalathang domestic airport is in the final stages. Phala Dorji, the Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation, confirmed that “they have decided to start the first flight on December 17 coinciding with the National day.” The domestic [...]

« Ajahn Jayasaro rekindles some aspects of the philosophy among a few Bhutanese who attended the talk Buddhism “A young man from a countryside was carrying a cart-load of coconut to the market.” Thus began Ajahn Jayasaro, a Buddhist monk born in England narrating the story within which was embedded a Buddhist moral to some [...]

Cricket On a hot sunny day at the Fuvahmulah island, host Maldives beat Bhutan by six wickets in the opening match of the first SAARC twenty20 tournament yesterday. Bhutan who was playing their first twenty20 format of the game looked good when they were put into bat after losing the toss. Opener Thinley Jamtsho started [...]

The sacred bone relics of Lord Buddha, Sangay Shacha Thuba, and his two chief disciples, Sharibu and Mougelgibu, were taken back to India yesterday. The relics, which belong to the Maha Bodhi Society based in Kolkata, were displayed to the public across the country for over a month. They were last displayed at Paro Rinpung [...]

Her Majesty the Queen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, launched a book titled “Bhutan: Through the Lens of the King” at the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi yesterday. The 176 page book contains pictures taken by His Majesty the King during his travels on foot through the length and breadth of the country. The first section [...]

File Photo The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) is also gearing for the 2013 parliamentary elections. As part of the preparations, the party is evaluating the parliamentarians, the existing candidates representing the various constituencies. The party secretary said the evaluation is being carried out to decide who all will receive the party ticket for the next [...]

File Photo The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will be contesting the 2013 elections. The opposition leader Tshering Tobgay who is also the party’s interim president confirmed that the PDP is in the process of looking for a new leader. His announcement comes in the wake of news reports that two new political parties are in [...]