Sketching away to success

Sitting at the counter of his computer sales shop in Phuentsholing, Manzil Lama responds to the queries of his customers who frequent him now and then. And as soon as they are gone, he is busy again – holding a pen and staring carefully on a paper before him. A rim of papers and a […]

World AIDS Day 2017 – Amrith Bdr Subba

Understanding HIV infection as an issue of national importance  Against all the odds, the world has made a significant progress in its fight against HIV and AIDS over the years. As we observe the World AIDS Day today, it’s appropriate that we reflect on how we could continue to work together to save the world […]

HIV: Act responsible

In the last six months, 22 new HIV cases were detected in the country. While authorities try to advocate on the importance of having safe sex, the fact that the highest percentage of these cases (36% each) comprised housewives and farmers reveal that the illiterate are most vulnerable and much remains to done. All the […]

To live is an act of courage: Reasoning Suicides! – Lobzang Nima

Let us not make GNH a jargon and relate it to every possible misfortune that Bhutan faces. Youngsters aren’t happy that’s why the suicides, as common as that. Since, GNH stands out and we are still fascinating the world with our philosophy, everything that happens in Bhutan is somehow linked and reasoned to this concept. […]

Youngest council aspirant from T/Yangtse confident of initiating reforms

With a dynamic personality and strong determination to bring about changes for the better, 33-year-old Sonam Tenzin is the youngest among the three national council aspirant candidates registered from Trashiyangtse. From Shalipan village under Khamdang gewog, Trashiyangtse, Sonam Tenzin completed his Bachelors in computer application from University of Madras, India. After graduating from college, he […]

Lone female candidate to contest NC, Punakha

Fifty-one year old Dechen Zangmo is the lone female among the 10 National Council (NC) aspirant candidates registered from Punakha. Dr. Dechen Zangmo (PhD) is from Gumgang village under Guma gewog from Punakha and has always been keen to participate in the council elections. She served as a lecturer in Paro College of Education for […]

Contractor to contest in NC elections from Samtse

Describing his plunge into politics as to be a part of the process that was initiated by His Majesties and serve the Tsa-Wa-Sum, Deepak Sunwar, 31, is the latest candidate declaring to contest in the upcoming National Council elections in 2018 from Samtse. “Democracy in Bhutan is unique as it is a gift from the […]

Beauty fever grips Layap women

The highland settlement of Laya in northwest Bhutan, 4,000m above sea-level, was once known for its sturdy mountain inhabitants. Their physical strength and unsurpassed stamina were topics of talk. But of late, the beauty of the Layap women is turning into news as well. Apart from the fact, that they have a special garb which […]

Mandarin yield plummets, exporters lure suppliers 

The mandarin yield has plummeted drastically this year compared to the previous year; however orange exporters are hopeful that the low supply could fetch them high profits. According to the exporters, they are expecting low supply of oranges this year as the yield has fallen almost by 60%. This, however, is likely to fuel competition […]

Council deliberates six legislative and four policy issues in last session

The National Council (NC) deliberated six legislative and four policy related issues and public accounts report in the joint session during the 20th or last session of the council. The house endorsed the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Bill 2017, Information, Communication and Media Bill 2016, Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substance and substance Abuse […]