Guardian of peace: Chief Justice lyonpo Sonam Tobgay, who graced the Passing Out Parade of the 13th batch of De-Suups as chief guest at the Tencholing military training centre, Wangduephodrang awarded certificates to the 121 executives, comprising of members of parliament, dzongdas, drangpons, dungpas, medical doctors, chief executive officers/managing directors. During the two-week intensive programme, [...]

Bhutanese athletes and officials who participated in the 48th Asian Bodybuilding Fitness and Physique Sports Championships in Macau arrived in the country, today. The team was given a heroic welcome by their families, friends and officials from the Bhutan Bodybuilding and Weight Lifting Federation. The Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay also met with the athletes and [...]

Sawn: Despite notable improvements in multiple growth indicators and women making remarkable achievements, a majority of women in South Asia are still subject to violence and lack dignity and respect that they deserve. This was the general consensus shared by participants at the sixth annual South Asia Women’s Network (SAWN) in Thimphu that began on September [...]

Bhutan’s drive for gender equality has made good progress in recent decades. However, a new collaborative report of the National Commission for Women and Children, the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations in Bhutan says women are still lagging behind men in many areas. “So far we have been making plain statements on various [...]

Bhutan is known for its unique cultural landscape, bearing witness to a distinctive history, culture, wisdom and custom of the people. To understand and respect such existing landscape, for the first time in the country, an International Competition on Cultural Landscape in Bhutan in 2014, was conducted. Four teams from around the world took part [...]

20th Aug, 2014

Earth Overshoot Day 2014

August 19 is now marked as the Earth Overshoot Day- the day our ecological footprint in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year, according to the data from the Global Footprint Network. Global Footprint Network is an international sustainability think-tank and the WWF partner. Earth Overshot Day has now moved from [...]

Dzongdags are His Majesty’s direct representatives in the Dzongkhags, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said this at the opening of the ongoing Annual Dzongdags’ Conference. Lyonchhen graced the opening of the 21st Annual Dzongdags’ Conference in the capital, today. The Prime Minister also announced that he would be meeting with each Dzongdag on the sidelines of [...]

His Majesty the King granted an audience to the 2013 and 2014 graduates of the Royal Institute of Management yesterday. Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen accompanied His Majesty. Their Majesties interacted with the graduates at length. His Majesty’s audience to the RIM graduates comes ahead of the institute’s 18th Convocation today. A total of 277 graduates, [...]

  Diplomacy: Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay delivers the keynote   address after formally assuming the Chairmanship of the 70th session of UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok yesterday. Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay took over the yearlong chairmanship from Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao. Source: Kuenselonline

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay will formally assume the Chairmanship of the 70th session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, tomorrow. This would be the first time a Bhutanese Prime Minister holding the position at the 62 member regional body since becoming a member in 1972. As Chairman, [...]