A Bhutanese teenage cyclist took the second place and bagged a silver medal at the Dharan Showdown Mountain Biking Championship, held at Nepal. Jigme Tenzin, 16, completed the cross country race, in junior category, just four seconds later than the first rider. He completed the race of two laps of 3.5 kilometres in 27 minutes [...]

For Bhutan to be able to be fully equipped to combat Ebola, the country would require Nu.52.08 M. However, Bhutan has been able to mobilise only Nu.1.2 M for the first phase. The country has also been able to achieve 58 percent of the international health regulation that are required to fight and contain the [...]

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay’s speech during the seventh Vibrant Gujarat global Business Summit yesterday made headlines in many local and Indian newspapers including the social media. Interjecting his speech with Hindi in between, the prime minister received the largest applause and cheers from the audience. The Lyonchhen said that he was on an economic pilgrimage [...]

On the invitation of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay will be making an official visit to India starting tomorrow. A press release from the foreign ministry says Lyonchhen will meet Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in Ahemedabad. They will discuss bilateral relations, regional and international issues of mutual interest [...]

His Holiness the Je Khenpo appointed Lopen Dago Tshering as the Tshempoen Lopen of the Zhung Dratshang. His Holiness offered Tashi Khadar to the new Tshompoen Lopen at the Puna Dewai Chenpoi Phodrang this morning. Lopen Dago Tshering, 40, is from Haa and joined the monastic body at an early age of 13. He finished [...]

Olá Namgay & Bhutan Majestic Travel Team,   Estamos de volta à nossa casa. Gostaríamos de agradecer pela organização da nossa viagem ao Butão. Nós adoramos tudo! O Butão é um país tão lindo, com pessoas tão amáveis… Tantas coisas para ver e curtir…templos e paisagens de tirar o fôlego. Adoramos os hotéis e a [...]

Tens of thousands of People gathered at Sherubtse ground in Kanglung, Trashigang, to mark the 107th National Day celebration, today. People of Trashigang and nearby dzongkhags celebrated the day with His Majesty the King and His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo. Upon arrival at the College gate, His Majesty the King was received in traditional [...]

Royal patron of Ability Bhutan Society, Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced the celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the Royal banquet hall yesterday. A documentary on Special Needs, produced upon the Royal command of Her Majesty was launched as part of the celebration. A music video album composed and directed by DPAB [...]

The throngdrel’s first display at Chimi lhakang Religion: Thousands of devotees from Punakha and Wangdue gathered to receive blessings from the first Choeji Drukpa Kuenley throngdrel, which His Holiness the Je Khenpo trulku Jigme Choeda consecrated at the Chimi lhakhang ground, yesterday. Lam Samdrup Norbu of Chimi lhakhang, who is also a coordinator of the [...]

1st Dec, 2014

Mongar Tshechu

Devotees queue to receive blessings yesterday on the third day of the annual Mongar tshechu. The tshechu ends today with the Guru tshengay dance. Source: Kuenselonline