Bhalujhora bridge works to resume next month

The works on the construction of the new Bhalujhora bridge in Pasakha, including a multicellular culvert and blacktopping of 2.1km road connecting to the Pasakha Industrial Estate, will resume next month. The project funded by Asian Development Bank under the South Asian Sub-regional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Project came to a halt after the previous […]

Industries identify new non-hazardous waste disposal site in Pasakha

Much to the relief of Bhutanese industrialists in Pasakha, they have now identified a location close to the industries to dump the non-hazardous waste generated from their plants. The industries plan to develop this site into a recreational park once the site is filled up. Industrialists say the location has been identified after seeking approval […]

Stepfather rapes six-year-old

A 38-year-old man has been arrested and detained by Punakha police after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting his six-year old step-daughter in their house in Laptsakha, Talo, Punakha during the absence of her mother on July 5. The suspect had divorced the victim’s mother and they have a 12-year-old son.  The 38-year-old suspect […]

Drug Regulatory Authority warns against Oriens products

Following a recent post on social media and hearsay, the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) on December 7 issued a notification against the Oriens products that were being sold without the authority’s approval. The notification states that use of such unregistered products may pose health risks to people. The DRA also notified those individuals and agents […]

House rents being increased indiscretely: BLSS 2017

About 14% of households in the country reported their rent being increased once a year while 12% reported house rent being increased twice a year, according to the Bhutan Living Standards Survey (BLSS) 2017, which was released recently. Though 18% of households reported that their house rent increases once every two years and 19% of […]

From Violence to Peace: The Story Of A Former Gang Leader – Amrith Bdr Subba

  One late evening in 2006, 19-year-old Kencho was walking home from Rigsum Institute in Thimphu where he was studying IT. All of a sudden, a group of unidentified boys encircled him and started hitting him indiscriminately. The incident left him utterly shocked and traumatized. He had no clues why he was attacked and who […]

Follow Bhutan’s Lead With Endangered Species – Mia Taylor

  Bhutan has long been a leader among countries when it comes to carving its own unique path and protecting the natural resources within its borders. The Buddhist kingdom located on the Eastern edge of the Himalayas ranks first in South Asia for such things as economic freedom, peace and being the least corrupt. It’s […]

Secure our youth

Three teams from the Royal Thimphu College (RTC) are gearing up for the famous Mekong Business Challenge 2017-18, which is scheduled on March 17 next year in Thimphu. The challenge will involve teams from the Mekong region and others like Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan Province, China. The Bhutanese teams have come […]

Phuentsholing FCBL auctions over 19,000MT of potatoes this year

Despite last hour rush from the farmers, FCBL has managed to complete the auction on time from both conventional and online auctioning Despite all the hassles during the peak auction season, Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) managed to auction 19,643.79 Metric Tons (MT) of potatoes this season; 269.44MT more compared to the previous year […]

Television anchor and producer to contest council

Wangchuk Tobgyel, who has worked with Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) as a television anchor and producer for the past 11 years is one of the aspirants for National Council  (NC)for Thim Throm from Thimphu Dzongkhag. Born and brought up in Thimphu, the 37 year old is a graduate from Pune University, India with a Bachelor’s […]