A senior Ecologist with the Royal Society for Protection of Nature, Rebecca Pradhan, has been recognised as one of the biodiversity ‘Hotspot Heroes’ by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. It was in recognition of the valuable contribution she made towards conservation of biodiversity hotspots in Bhutan. Rebecca Pradhan and 14 other conservationists were chosen from [...]

For the first time, the artifacts of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel will be showcased to the public for six months. Preparation works are almost complete for the exhibition. The exhibition will begin on September 21. The Royal Textile Academy and Textile Museum have archived different artifacts like prayer beat, stupa, statue of Zhabdrung, Zhabdrung’s shoes from [...]

Tourism: Highlighting areas of collaboration where tourism stakeholders can work together, the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO) submitted a comprehensive report to the government last week. Titled “Bhutan tourism review and recommendations 2016” the report was prepared by a think tank constituted by ABTO. The think tank reviewed and analysed the current tourism situation [...]

Karma faced 5th seed Russian Tuiana early this morning. She lost 3-7 but the competition was intense as they drew three sets 26-26, 26-26 and 27-27. It was those two sets 28-21 and 28-22 which sealed the victory for the Russian. On any other day Karma could have scored those victory points but at Olympic [...]

Kuenga Lhaden, 22, will be amongst the 35 contestants competing for the Miss Asia 2016 title. She left for Cochin in Kerala under India where the pageant will be held Thursday. “I am hopeful of winning,” she said. A recent graduate from Royal Thimphu College, Kuenga started modelling after walking her first ramp with Go [...]

Given the chance and necessary support, women can do well in any post, the first female Dzongda of the country, Ngawang Pem said. His Majesty The King appointed her as Tsirang Dzongda four years ago. “As the first female Dzongda, I felt quite different. I felt proud of to be appointed as the first female [...]

His Holiness the Je Khenpo launched a Website for Dratsang Lhengtshog at Tashichhodzong in the capital today. The website is to inform public about the Lhentshog’s activities across the country. It will also disclose the future plans of Dratsang Lhentshog. The webpage contains description of pilgrimage sites in the country along with Zakar. An audio [...]

Lenchu Kunzang will be the team Bhutan flag bearer tomorrow at Olympic Games Rio 2016 opening ceremony in Brazil. He will compete in the 10 m Air Rifle event, this Saturday. One of the two athletes, Karma will compete in Archery, tomorrow. Both the athletes are competing at the world’s largest mega event for the [...]

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; [...]