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The new terminal building that was constructed at a cost of arounf Nu 9 million With the completion of the terminal building at Gelephu airport, scheduled flight operations can commence once the certification process is over. The terminal building was handed over to Department of Air Transport (DAT) last week. DAT officiating director Karma Wangchuk [...]

Ambassador Joao Cravinho and agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji inaugurate the Green Bhutan Project at Serbithang yesterday Recreation: Considering limited recreational facilities and the growing cycling trend in the capital, the first biking trail in Thimphu was inaugurated at Kuenselphodrang by the agriculture minister, Yeshey Dorji and the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to India [...]

The Central Monastic Body, led by His Holiness the Je Khenpo’s representative; the Venerable Dorji Lopen and monks, arrived back in the Tashichhodzong in Thimphu, today. Hundreds of people queued along the roadside to receive blessings from the Venerable Dorji Lopen and the sacred relics. The monk body spends winter at the Puna-dewa-chenpoi Phodrang in [...]

Royal Visit: His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, who were on a six-day visit to Haa visited schools, lhakhangs and villages across the dzongkhag. Their Majesties visited Haa town, and Ingo, Champa, Gechukha and Yangthang villages. His Majesty granted tokha to the people of Bji and Katsho gewogs at Yangthang village, and [...]

Operators fear a drop in arrivals, particular among the dollar-paying set Tourism: The April 25 earthquake in Nepal could lead to a drop in international tourist arrivals in the country, with several trips already being cancelled, according to tour operators. Following the earthquake, tour operators said they had to accept the cancellations, or reschedule flights [...]

Quake: The Bhutanese medical team in Nepal will begin the return process to Bhutan with a first batch of 26 arriving tomorrow. A second batch is expected on Thursday. The medical team was dispatched to Nepal on the command of His Majesty the King on April 27, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the [...]

His Majesty the King graced the opening of the fifth session of the second parliament, today. His Majesty was accompanied by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen. Upon arrival at the courtyard, His Majesty and Her Majesty were received in traditional Chipdrel ceremony. His Majesty and Her Majesty were received by the Prime Minister, National Assembly Speaker, [...]

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 [...]