If Bhutan wins tomorrow’s match, the team will join the top 34 teams in Asia to battle it out for Road to Russia. The second leg, Coach Chokey Nima said is going to be challenging. “But, we are going to win,” he said. Chokey Nima said the team had a good result in the first [...]

The Airbus A319 was received with a chipdrel ceremony yesterday Aviation: Drukair’s newest aircraft, an Airbus A319 costing at least USD 40 million, arrived at Paro International airport, yesterday. The aircraft, registered as A5-JSW after the initials of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, will expand Drukair’s fleet to five aircraft, four of which are [...]

His Majesty The King, accompanied by Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, graced the Royal Bhutan Police’s 47th Batch Gagsars’ Attestation Parade. POP: His Majesty the King accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced Royal Bhutan Police’s 47th Batch Gagsars’ Attestation Parade. 150 men and 50 women recruits who completed their training at Jigmeling and four men [...]

13th Mar, 2015

Bhutan Wins in Sri Lanka

Football: Team Bhutan made football history when it beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in its first ever appearance in a World Cup qualifier, yesterday. Bhutan adopted a defensive formation of 4-1-4-1 from the very start, disrupting several Sri Lankan attacks, on their home turf at Sugathadasa stadium in Colombo. Bhutan’s defensive approach eventually paid off when [...]

Almost done: To complete the construction of the 154-feet tall giant Guru Nangsey Zilneon statue in Takila, Lhuentse by September this year, the project still needs about Nu 100 million. Source: Kuenselonline

His Majesty the King granted an audience to the Indian Foreign Secretary, Dr. S Jaishankar, yesterday. This is Dr. Jaishankar’s first official visit abroad after assuming the post of Foreign Secretary in January this year. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Indian Ambassador to the US. He also received an audience from [...]

His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, graced the 10th convocation of the Royal University of Bhutan, yesterday. Addressing the sea of graduates, His Majesty said the achievement of the graduates was commendable as a lifetime of hard work and effort had brought them here, and their family, friends and teachers have [...]

Scores of locals and tourists attended the Annual Nomads Festival, which ended yesterday, in Thangbi, Bumthang. During the two-day festival, the locals showcased bags and blankets made from yak wool and dairy products, among others. “Such festivals benefit us a lot,” said one  of the locals, Ugyen Tshomo. She said she was able to sell [...]

The three-day annual Dromche began in Punakha from today. The venerable Dorji Lopen of Zhung Dratshang is presiding over the Dromche. On the first day, various mask dances including Belgor-chham, Shenjay yab-yum, and Machham were performed. Tomorrow, the Kuenkhen Pema Karpo’s Thondrel will be unfurled to the public. The Dromche will be followed by three-day [...]

Royal Audience: The people of Bhutan, represented by the Prime Minister and Lhengye Zhungtshog, Pungthim Dratshang, Heads of Armed Forces and Constitutional Bodies, Centenary Farmers, Taxi Drivers, Trongsa Penlop Scholars, and Desuups, offered wishes to His Majesty The King for His Majesty’s 35th Birth Anniversary at the Lingkana Palace, yesterday. In the afternoon, His Majesty [...]