Mandarin export falls last season

But the mandarin still fetched better prices Mandarin export fell last season due to alternative harvests and untimely rainfall but still managed to fetch better prices. Bhutanese exporters sold off 6,395 MT of mandarin. Phuentsholing-based mandarin sellers exported 2,085.155 MT of mandarin to Bangladesh and 1,09MT to India worth US$ 973.197 and US$8,179.737 respectively. Druk […]

DNA test to affirm baby’s father

Blood samples of the two men involved in the infanticide case in Phuentsholing along with the baby’s have been collected and will be send soon for DNA test. Meanwhile, the post-mortem report of the newborn who was reportedly thrown down from the fourth floor of a hotel room in Phuentsholing has confirmed that the baby […]

Stray dogs turn a menace in Kanglung

Records with Kanglung Basic Health Unit show at least 15 incidences of stray dog bites every month It was a pleasant, normal evening in Kanglung. Everything seemed right for Passang Tobgay as he headed for a leisurely stroll until he heard a ruckus behind him. He turned around only to see a large pack of […]

Sherubtse College initiates green bag use

To spread awareness on waste management and to set an example in the community, the students of Sherubtse College will now be using green bags for shopping. Green bags were distributed to all the students in the college. The green bag system was initiated by the Forum for International and National Awareness (FINA) executives (student […]

3 Simple Reasons Why Voting is Important – John Kinnear

I wrote this in 2008. I still believe every word of it. Voting is important. It is our obligation. It is our privilege. It is what makes us American.  I voted early yesterday. I stood in line for forty-five minutes with a few hundred other people and cast my ballot for the 2008 election. It wasn’t […]

Make the world a peaceful place – SantRajinder Singh

  Media reports show that youth violence is on the rise. We find children fighting and even killing each other due to prejudices and hatred. How could such young, pure, and innocent children be involved in such tragic crimes? Children learn from adult role models. When they see adults expressing prejudice and bigotry, they think […]

National Council elections 2018

The third new set of 20 members of the Upper House representing the 20 districts has been formally chosen in the National Council elections held yesterday. We offer our heartiest felicitations to the winning candidates who have been elected and it goes without saying that those who have not been through this time deserve our […]

Term begins from May 10 for new elected NC members

With the current National Council members’ term expiring on May 9, the newly elected NC members will legitimate their term from the next day; thus ensuring the continuity of the NC. The newly elected members will also have their first sitting of the NC on the same day where the new chairperson and the deputy […]

Five NC incumbents elected

Five incumbent candidates were elected in the third National Council (NC) elections as per the provisional results announced by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB). A total of 14 incumbent candidates contested this time round of which two were knocked out during the Zomdu process. The elected incumbent candidates include Nima, 40, from Bumthang who […]

Only two women NC candidates elected

Of the seven female candidates who contested in the NC elections 2018, one was knocked out in the primary round Mongar and Punakha are the only Dzongkhags that will be represented by female Members of Parliament in the National Council during its third term. Seven women contested in the elections, however, one failed to get […]