Caring for the elderly: A tradition in danger

We have always believed in strong filial piety and community bond. In fact, this is one distinct trait that sets the Bhutanese apart from most other societies. We are closely interconnected and our lives and bonds, interwoven. We belong to a society where neighbors drop by without asking, and friends crash into each others’ places […]

Bhutan Lottery Limited to go online

However, the facility will be available only for Bhutanese customers initially A year into operation, Bhutan Lottery Limited (BLL) is planning to go online apart from introducing instant scratch cards. Works on instant scratch cards have already started. BLL has selected printers for the cards after an open tender. Designing works for the card are […]

Elderly citizens face various forms of abuse

A report released by National Statistics Bureau reveals A first of its kind study on understanding the situation of elderly citizens in Bhutan released by the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) revealed that 17.83% of the respondents had suffered verbal abuse, followed by 16.67% of economic abuse. Neglect was suffered by 12.5% of the respondents while […]

BICMA censors 91 TV channels

In a move to standardize and bring uniformity among TV channels viewed across the country     To standardize and to bring uniformity among the number and types of television (TV) channels in the country, the Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority (BICMA) on August 15 sent notifications to all the Dzongkhags enclosing the list of […]