Road in dire need of repair in main Gomtu town

Gomtu residents are desperately looking forward to see the road to the main town get repaired and maintained on a timely basis. The road from the main gate towards the Gomtu Middle Secondary School and Hospital has not been repaired after the completion of the construction. The road is riddled with potholes today. The road, […]

Environment friendly cables and wires launched in Bhutan

An Indian company dealing with wires and cables, RR Kabel, in collaboration with a local company, Bhutan Building solutions (BBS), launched environment friendly wires and cables for various residential and commercial units, industries and infrastructure purposes in Thimphu yesterday The companies envision establishing its brand in the service of the country, which they believe the […]

TashiCell launches Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

TashiCell launched Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the market beginning last week. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are being offered to consumers at a price of Nu 53,900 and Nu 60,900 respectively with cash back of Nu 3,000, monthly 1.5 GB data, 100 SMS and talk time worth Nu 150 for six months […]

Festival of State of Assam launched

The Festival of State of Assam was launched in celebration of the golden jubilee anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India on Thursday. It is an initiative by the Embassy of India, Bhutan and government of Assam. The minister of home and culture affairs (MoHCA), Dawa Gyeltshen, said that  relations between Bhutan and […]

Teachers to be awarded teaching license during 12th Plan

Though the Teacher Human Resource Policy 2014 mentions that teachers will be awarded a teaching license, no sign of implementation of the clause is evident so far. However Director General of Department of School Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Karma Tshering said that issuance of teaching license might take time but eventually it will come […]

T/gang NC candidates start door-to-door campaign

The seven National Council (NC) candidates from Trashigang kicked off their door-to-door campaign yesterday. The candidates were nominated from the 15 gewogs and a throm in the dzongkhag. They were briefed on the election code of conduct for campaigning in the election office on March 22. The door-to-door campaign will last till March 25 while […]

BHUTAN1 to be launched this year

BHUTAN1 is a satellite developed by four Bhutanese engineers undergoing their Masters in Japan Bhutan’s first satellite, BHUTAN1, developed by four Bhutanese engineers as part of their Masters program in Laboratory of Spacecraft Environment and Interaction Engineering at Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan, will be launched into space later this year. The 1.5-kg CubeSat […]

432,030 eligible voters for the NC elections

In the final electoral roll, there are a total of 432,030 registered eligible voters for the third National Council elections. The Election Commission of Bhutan as required under Section 34 of the Election Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2008 released the final electoral roll last week. Of the total eligible voters, 211,149 are male […]

Writing with heartfelt gratitude to women – Sadhguru JaggiVasudev

  Some wonder why International Women’s Day should be observed on a single day of the calendar year. Despite President Barack Obama’s declaration of March as “Women’s History Month”, the question persists. Why demarcate a single day or month for a cause? Surely that is patronising to women? Certainly, in an ideal world, every day […]