Govt. pledges support to film association

The Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs supported the Bhutan Film Association (BFA) during the Bhutan film festival through a grant of Nu 2mn this year. The home and cultural affairs minister, Dawa Gyaltshen was responding to Member of Parliament from Dokar Sharpa constituency in Paro, Kezang Wangmo’s question about government initiatives in supporting BFA […]

All gewogs to get 3G services by next year: MoIC minister

All the gewogs will be connected by 3G services with the help of South Asian satellite by June 2018, according to information and communications minister, Lyonpo D.N Dhungyel. The minister was responding to Member of Parliament from North-Thimphu, Tshering, who asked about the government’s plans to upgrade 3G services in high altitudes in the parliament […]

Dr. Toilet gives facelift to public toilets

Most of the filthy public toilets in Phuentsholing that were once abandoned and forlorn have been bettered for use today. And all these have been possible after Dr. Toilet, a private organization, started servicing the public toilets since last year. The organization has also added the much-needed facilities in the public toilets. The worn out […]

Blazing bus hits bus terminal building in Phuentsholing 

A public transport bus caught fire and hit the structure on the ground floor of the bus terminal building in Phuentsholing early yesterday morning. It is not known how the incident, which happened at around 1:15 a.m. on Friday, occurred. Subash Transport bus, which ferries passengers from Phuentsholing to Dagana, was parked at its designated […]

RBP pledge to adopt new strategies to avert crimes

In the wake of increasing crimes in the country, the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP)have decided to adopt new and creative strategies now involving local residents and communities, and making use of enabling technologies. Speaking at the Senior Police Officers’ Conference in Phuentsholing last week, Police Chief Colonel Chimi Dorji said with the changing times, police […]

DPT confirms new candidate for Lhamoizingkha- Tashiding

Prem Kumar Khatiwara, 48, will replace the former Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) candidate Hemant Gurung to contest from Lhamoizingkha- Tashiding constituency of Dagana Dzongkhag. Holding a B.Ed. Secondary (Mathematics/Physics) degree, he has worked in various schools like Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School, Nima Higher Secondary School and Pelkhil School where he taught classes X-XII. He said […]

Have you heard about Murphy’s Law? – Lobsang Nima

  Please don’t have a pre-conceived notion and attitude about what is being written as a supposed ‘wacky’ title above. Now Murphy’s Law in the English language is defined as, if something bad/wrong is going to happen, it will. This concept of accepting what is going to happen will happen no matter what. Have you […]

Fight alcoholism with discipline

The government had to pay Nu 27mn in healthcare expenses for alcohol-related diseases last year, up by Nu 1mn in 2015. And records reveal that alcohol is the leading cause of killers among the top ten. We see an anomaly between policies and implementation: while we have an alcohol reduction policy, the poison is produced […]

Home delivery of LPG cylinders benefits Thimphu residents

Purchasing and refilling liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder services are just a call away in Thimphu now. In the past, to get cylinders one had to stand in never-ending queues for hours before service providers’ outlets namely Tashi Commercial Corporation and Damchen Private Ltd but now, a home delivery service has made the task faster […]