Thimphu hospital staff alleged of sexual assault 

A male staff at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Thursday night. The incident is reported to have occurred between 11pm to 1 am. The accused is an OT technician and the victim, in her early 30s and mother of two, was an attendant […]

Nine nature-based products launched  to support sustainable rural livelihoods

Nine nature-based products developed in line with Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) framework were launched in the capital Wednesday. It’s also the first of its kind project where the government, private sector and local communities have come together to develop nature based products through the sustainable use of the country’s rich biological resources to support […]

Former NC member from Chhukha aims to build bridges between public and government

Former National Council (NC) Member of Parliament Pema Tenzin, 40,  who is rre-contestingfor the upcoming NC elections from Chhukha this year wants to bridge the gap between the people and government, promoting citizen engagement in democratic governance and development of communities. Pema Tenzin from Shemagangkha village in Chapchha gewog vows to continue to serve the […]

BCCI to support Bhutan Cricket Board in developing cricketing infrastructure

The Bhutan Cricket Council Board (BCCB) has been assured by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yesterday that the latter will assist the BCCB in developing cricketing infrastructure. The decision was arrived following a detailed meeting between BCCI and BCCB office bearers at the Cricket Center in Mumbai. President and Secretary of […]

An Entrepreneurial Kitty Party – Sharmila Bhowmick

  Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male: Simone De Bouvoir I’m thinking of gender and I’m thinking of entrepreneurship. I’m also thinking of what they have to do with each other. I’m also […]

Turning ideas into reality

Ideas don’t often turn into reality. It’s undoubtedly difficult, whether as an entrepreneur or corporate executive, to give ideas life. If it were so easy, everyone would do it. It would have been just that simple. But with the inception of the Startup Weekend, the arduous task to turn one’s ideas into reality has been […]

Former NFE instructor to contest NC from Chhukha

A former non-formal education instructor, Damcho Gyeltshen, is one among the six candidates vying for the post of Member of the National Council from Chhukha. Damcho Gyeltshen,32, from Chimuna in Logchina gewog, has decided to contest with three concepts of enthusiasm, commitment and integrity. He also plans to revise the existing laws to bring best […]

REC revises English and Math textbooks for classes IV to VI

The Royal Education Council (REC) has concluded the review exercise involving relevant and experienced teachers to streamline the ‘Reading and Literature’ contents for classes IV to VI. Accordingly, from class IV Reading and Literature Textbooks, 17 topics like Maybe a Fight, My Friend, The Dip, Weeding with Dad, I speak, I say, I talk and […]

Tshewang Lhamo from Chhukha to advocate for women empowerment

The first National Council (NC) Member of Parliament from Chhukha, Tshewang Lhamo who is recontesting the third council elections won the primary round from her gewog, securing 275 Yes votes and 18 No. Thirty-seven year old Tshewang Lhamo from Bjabcho gewog wants to be a beacon for women by inspiring and empowering them if elected. […]

Trashigang Dzong renovation to complete by June

The Trashigang Dzong conservation project is expected to complete by June this year. The conservation of the 359-year-old dzong was initiated in February 2014 after the dzong’s eastern side (facing the road to Rangjung) and the western side (facing toward Mongar) suffered major cracks from the earthquakes that occurred in 2009 and 2011. Project Manager […]