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

His Majesty the King appointed Justice Dasho Tshering Wangchuk  as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, today. The Constitution states the Chief Justice of Bhutan shall be appointed from among the Drangpons of the Supreme Court or from among eminent Jurists by the Druk Gyalpo, by warrant under His hand and seal in [...]

His Majesty the King graced the launch of the ‘National Clean and Sober Day’ by the Chithuen Phendhey Association. The National Clean and Sober Day, dedicated to His Majesty The King, will be observed annually on November 22 to give recovering individuals an opportunity to show that recovery is real. The launch was attended by [...]

His Holiness the Je Khenpo conferred Toedtse Jim to a Japanese monk for completing 10 years of study and practice of Buddhism in Bhutan. Hiromitsu Kiyokawa was one of the two monks who were given permission to study and practice Buddhism in Bhutan by His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Her Majesty the Queen [...]

Castle in the air: A rare photo of Drugyal dzong taken by John Claude White in 1905 (Courtesy: The National Geographic Magazine, April 1914 issue) 100 years after its first article on Bhutan, an NGS team has chosen to hold its annual research meeting here UWIC: The National Geographic magazine, together with the Ugyen Wangchuck [...]

Heritage Sites Journal on Archeology in Bhutan is expected to strengthen archeological works and help preserve cultural heritage sites in the country. The Prime Minster, Tshering Togbay and Secretary General of SLSA in Switzerland, Dr. Eberhard Fischer jointly launched the journal, yesterday. Apart from the publication of journal the Department of Culture, in collaboration with [...]

His Royal Highness Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck graced the textile exhibition in Lhuentse, today. The exhibition is among the first activities under ‘Peoples’ initiatives in Celebrating 60th Birth Anniversary (PISCA)’, of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. After formally inaugurating the exhibition, His Royal Highness interacted with the people and visited stalls showcasing hand-woven textiles from [...]