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Bhutan’s Eighty students from 20 dzongkhags are in the capital today to compete for the prestigious Golden Youth title. They will be undergoing leadership training activities and programmes, exchange ideas and perspectives on issues affecting their lives in their community among other activities held during the camp. Organised by the Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF), [...]

His Majesty The King, along with the Zhung Dratshang led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, planted 400 trees around the Thangzona in Punakha The nine species of trees of religious and ornamental value included Tsenden the sacred Cypress tree; Nyasheshing, the fruit bearing Jamun tree; Chemshing from which the holy prayer beads are made; [...]

Punakha is all set to celebrate Zhabdrung Kuchoe, tomorrow. The celebration is to mark the 400 years of Zhabdrung’s arrival to Bhutan. The celebrations will be held at Punthang Dewachenpoi Phodrang or the palace of great bliss. His Majesty the King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, and Members of Royal [...]

Some 40 international media organisations will be covering the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Bhutan. Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive in Bhutan Thursday. Prominent international media such as the BBC, CNN, ABC News, US weekly, UK press and Thomson Reuters will be in the country to cover the Royal tour. [...]

Dasho Karma Yezer Raydi told participants of the leadership programme that character is of the utmost importance Profession: The Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies (RIGSS) introduced a new training course called the Young Professionals Leadership Programme (YPLP) in Phuentsholing yesterday. About 30 public officials below 40 years of age are participating in the [...]

His Majesty The King offered six sandalwood boxes to Chari Monastery yesterday. The boxes will be used to store precious relics in the monastery, including treasures of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. His Majesty personally carried one of the 55kg boxes to the monastery, which is located on the hills of Dodeyna, about an hours walk from [...]

Lekey Dorji to become economic affairs minister, Lyonpo Mingbo Dukpa steps down Reshuffle: In a move to reshuffle his Cabinet, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has submitted to His Majesty The King for Royal Assent to the appointment of economic affairs minster Norbu Wangchuk as the education minister and Bardo-Trong member of parliament, Lekey Dorji as [...]

Tourism: The home ministry has approved the proposal to close Taktshang monastery in Paro for visitors every Tuesday from April 1. The home secretary wrote to the Paro dzongdag on February 15 supporting the Paro Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) resolution of closing Taktshang monastery every Tuesday. The letter states that the closure was necessary as increasing [...]

Butterfly: The presence of Pale Green Awlet (Burara gomata), a nocturnal butterfly, was recorded as the latest addition to the Hesperiidae family of butterflies recently. An ecologist from Sherubtse College, Tshering Nidup discovered Pale Green Awlet from College of Science and Technology campus on October 7, 2015. “I thought it was some kind of moth [...]

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to the participants of the 6th Senior Executive Leadership Programme (SELP-6) at the Royal Institute of Governance and Strategic Studies in Phuentsholing. The month-long SELP-6 programme began on 28 February, and has 30 participants. The course, conducted by a team of distinguished faculty, familiarized participants with Bhutan’s  narrative [...]