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Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, who is in Lucerne, Switzerland on the invitation of the World Tourism Forum delivered the keynote address at the opening of the forum on April 23. Source: Kuenselonline

A Golden Mahseer caught in Manas river A study of the endangered fish is currently on, using remote radio telemetry Conservation: Twenty golden mahseers have been surgically implanted with radio transmitters and released into the Drangmechu in the first research on the fish of the Himalayas. Using remote radio telemetry, the research will study the [...]

Chief guest Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother inaugurates the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition at the Ugyen Pelri palace ground yesterday His Majesty the King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and members of the Royal family graced the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother, the chief guest. The [...]

Safety is a major concern for thousands of people, both local and tourists, visiting Membartsho or the Burning Lake under Tang Gewog in Bumthang. The wooden bridge, which leads to a huge stone slab, has become old and rickety. People cross over to the stone slab from where they offer butter lamps. Some locals say [...]

Thousands gathered at Paro Rinpung Dzong to witness the first day of Paro Tshechu, today. The first day of the tshechu, performed inside the Dzong, drew a huge crowd of Bhutanese as well as tourists. On the first day, devotees witnessed mask dances and also received blessings from the sacred relics. Some of the mask [...]

His Majesty the King, accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, paid personal respects to Late Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House in Singapore, where the former Prime Minister of Singapore lies in state. Their Majesties travelled to Singapore to pay respects to the country’s founding father, who passed away on March 23, and offer [...]

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 [...]