Appointment system for medical and gyno services after 1 pm

The hustle and bustle that one normally sees near the doors of the medical specialists at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) seem to have abated since the inception of the appointment system. Since the success of the appointment system for ENT (Eyes, Nose, and Throat) Department which started on March 1 this […]

Hospital staff accused of sexual assault says act was consensual

Though the operation theatre staff from Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) has admitted to having sexual intercourse with the victim who has accused him of sexual assault, but he told the police that the act was consensual. However, the victim and suspect were not known to each other. The medical examination report of […]

First Bhutanese instant noodles hit market

The first Bhutanese instant noodles have finally arrived in the market last week. KP Noodles, manufactured by KP Foods in Chengmari, Samtse, has come up with noodles of three flavours – Hot Garlic Chicken, Spicy Chicken and Oriental Veg. The products have so far been distributed only in Thimphu, after which there are plans to […]

Chhukha NC candidate plans to revive agriculture dreams

A Royal Thimphu College graduate and an agriculture enthusiast got through the primary round to contest the National Council elections this year from Chhukha Dzongkhag. Hem Kumar Ghalley is from Ramitey in Phuentsholing gewog. The 32-year-old said he would look into policies favoring rural farmers if elected. He reasoned that most people in his community […]

Former principal outlines big plans for Chhukha if elected

A former school principal, Sangay Dorji, 38, is one of the aspiring candidates in the National Council elections from Chhukha after having had secured 762 votes from the 1,301 votes casted in Bongo Gewog during the Dhamngoi Zomdu on February 26. Certain that the time has come now for him to thank the people for […]

Education ministry condemns sexual assault incident at private school

The education ministry has condemned the recent incident where the vice principal of a private school allegedly molested nine students through ‘inappropriate touching’ and attempted to rape another girl student, calling it a serious betrayal of ethical and moral conduct expected of a school authority and teachers. “We strongly condemn the heinous and unacceptable conduct […]

My break ups with facebook – Sonam Dema

  At the time when Facebook is making headlines in news for gathering its users’ data, and as FB declares its data leak hits 87 million users— triggering and widening privacy concerns. Facebook is most popular social network surpassing over one billion registered users worldwide. Bhutan alone has over 250,000 active users. I feel it […]

Corporate excellence and work ethics – Swami Sukhabodhananda

  Life has become one gigantic game. To succeed in this game, we have to struggle. This struggle is consuming our life silently. Do not discard success because of the simple reason that the creative process which is installed in your DNA, has to be allowed to express itself. Creativity has to be encouraged. But […]

Stop atrocities against women and girls

A 30-year-old anesthesia technician has been detained for raping a patient attendant on the night of April 5 at the national referral hospital in Thimphu. The technician has also confessed to having sexual intercourse with the 28-year-old patient attendant after injecting her anesthetic drug. A 39-year-old vice principal of a private charity school in Bjemina, […]

ACC receives 105 online complaints last year

The number of online complaints filed with Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) dropped from 114 in 2016 to 105 last year. Most of the complaints reported online pertained to abuse of functions followed by embezzlement and misuse of public properties, according to ACC Commissioner Jamtsho. The option to lodge online complaints was started as an alternative […]