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Archive for October, 2008

Coronation and Expectations: a Story From Bhutan

Let November 6 come and the world's media will be focused on Bhutan where the crown Prince Jigme Keshar Namgyal Wangchuk will put on the raven crown and replace his father on the golden throne. The grand coronation and the felicitations to the new monarch will take place in the presence of hundreds of thousands […]

Published on Oct 31 2008 // Opinion

Tailors, boot makers doing good business (Economy)

Thimphu, October 31: Two sectors in Thimphu get lofty profits as the coronation celebration approach. The sellers are forced to work overtime and are hectic to meet the demands from clients. The first sector is tailoring. Tailors in Thimphu have already receved orders for hundreds of ghos, kiras, wongus and tegos. The shelves are full. […]

Published on Oct 31 2008 // Main News

Bhutan gets its first daily newspaper (Media)

Thimphu, October 31: Bhutan on the day of Hindu’s second largest festival Bhaitika got its first daiy newspaper named Bhutan Today. Buddhists monks were invited to pray for its success on the occassion of its lunch on Thursday. The first daily, an eight-page morning paper, is priced at Nu 5. Monks chanted prayers and rang […]

Published on Oct 30 2008 // Main News

ADB supports Dagachhu project (Economy)

New Delhi, Octobre 31: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has extended support to power project in Bhutan that will produce clean energy for export to India and increase electricity coverage in rural areas where the bulk of the poor live. The Green Power Development Project—which includes Bhutan's first public-private partnership (PPP) for an infrastructure project—will […]

Published on Oct 30 2008 // Main News

Japan, ADB finance road construction in southern districts (Economy)

New Delhi, October 31 : Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have announced funding to Bhutan to help prepare a feasibility study for a road project that will ensure more balanced and sustainable economic expansion and poverty reduction in the less developed southern part of the country. The Japan Special Fund, through ADB, will […]

Published on Oct 30 2008 // Main News

Identity matters

Bhutan Gorkha National Liberation Front (BGNLF) is one of those political parties especially advocating for rights to Nepali speakers southern Bhutan. The party projects itself an ethnic organization and tries to base the agenda that are important to Nepali speakers. While other parties call ethnic Nepalis for southern Bhutanese, BGNLF argues they are Gurkhas. For […]

Published on Oct 24 2008 // Interview

Bhutan to set measuring rod for happiness

New Delhi, October 25: Bhutanese ambassador to India Dago Tshering said Bhutan would come up with a new measuring index of Gross National Happiness that has been in the discussion for the last few years in that country. Addressing a seminar in Lucknow, India Friday on role of Wangchuk dynasty in country’s transformation, Tshering said, […]

Published on Oct 24 2008 // Main News

Movement of people in south under scanner (Nation)

Phuentsholing, October 24: As the day for coronation celebrations in Thimphu comes nearer, the government has tightened the security situation in southern districts. According to local villagers in Sarpang, Chukha and Samtse districts, the local authority has instructed them not to move from one place to another. Security personnel have been deployed in major town […]

Published on Oct 24 2008 // Main News

Cultural show by Bhutanese in Australia

Adelaide (Australia), October 24: Bhutanese artists and performers rocked the stage in Adelaide today with their dances, songs and cultural shows, first of its kind since their resettlement began in Australia five months ago. “Look forward to future, never forget the past,” said Hieu Van Le, Lieutenant Governor of South Australia. Himself a refugee from […]

Published on Oct 24 2008 // Main News

One dies in road accident

Beldangi, October 24: Santa Tamang, a resident of the Belgandi II camp died in an road accident Thursday and his husband, seriously injured is undergoing treatment at the AMDA hospital, Damak. The couple was hit by a tempo heading to Damak from Beldangi. The old diesel tempos, flossed out from Nepalese capital Kathamandu had been […]

Published on Oct 24 2008 // Main News