The 22nd round of boundary talks between Bhutan and China will be held in China from July 24-25. The seven member Bhutanese delegation, led by Foreign Minister Rinzin Dorje, will leave for China tomorrow. The Bhutanese delegation includes Foreign Secretary, Yeshey Dorji, Ambassador of Bhutan to India, Major General V Namgyel, the International Boundaries Secretary, [...]

7th Jul, 2014

Haa Summer Festival

The number of visitors this year was far higher compared with previous years Tourism: The third Haa summer festival this year managed to draw 134 international tourists, the highest so far, since its initiation in 2011. The festival is a part of Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) effort in promoting Bhutan as a year-round tourist [...]

To mark the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, an international Gross National Happiness (GNH) conference is being planned for next year. The plan to hold the conference was announced during the Prime Minister’s recent trip to Japan. Speaking to Japanese media, Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay had said that it is a [...]

The Ambassador of Bhutan to Sri Lanka, Pema Choden, presents Letter of Credence to the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Source: BBS

Bhutan to host Asian Championship in 2016 Fitness: The seventh national bodybuilding championship was filled with surprises. While the contestants were surprised by the news that Bhutan will be hosting the Asian bodybuilding championship in 2016, spectators were left amazed when Pema Thekchok beat the two time title holder, Tandin Wangchen, whom many expected to [...]

His Majesty the King hosted luncheon at Tashichhodzong in honour of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Narendra Modi was received by the five lopens of Zhung Dratshang and Cabinet Ministers at the dzong’s gate. Later at the courtyard Mr. Modi was escorted by His Majesty the King, His Majesty the fourth King and Her [...]

His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated a Chenrezig Thongdrel at the Nobgang Lhakhang in Punakha, yesterday. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck graced the consecration ceremony. Thousands of devotees had gathered to receive blessings and offer prayers. The 35-feet tall and 55-feet wide Thongdrel was contributed by two private individuals from Nobgang village in Talo. [...]

9th May, 2014

Zhabdrung Kuchoe

Government offices and schools in the country remained closed for the day, today, to observe the death anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Hundreds of devotees offered prayers and butter lamps to mark the death anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. In Thimphu, residents visited Lhakhangs and Goendeys, including the Memorial Chorten and Changangkha Lhakhang. Zhabdrung Kuchoe [...]

The newly appointed Secretary General of the Colombo Plan Secretariat from Bhutan, Kinley Dorji, assumed his office on May 2. Kinley Dorji is the Sixth Secretary General of the Colombo Plan. He was selected by the Colombo Plan Council from among nominees from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Nepal, Iran and Sri Lanka last March. Earlier, Kinley [...]

22nd Apr, 2014