Home work strategy to reduce school bag weight

Kanglung Primary School in Trashigang has adopted a homework policy to unburden students from heavy school bags. It was learnt that carrying heavy school bags is mentally and physically detrimental for students. Kanglung Primary School Principal Sangay Dorji said: “We have adopted the homework strategy for students. Now, students are given only two homeworks a […]

Eco-friendly air-conditioning launched

An environment-friendly air-conditioning segment for various residential, commercial and industrial infrastructure was launched on Thursday in Thimphu. Daikin Air-conditioning Indian private limited, a fully owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited, Japan and the market leader in premium the air-conditioning segment inaugurated  Solution Plaza in Thimphu, in collaboration with M/s Bhutan Building Solutions (BBSs), amidst major […]

Eight annual journalism awards cancelled

The fourth Annual Journalism Award (AJA) this year saw a total of 23 awards categories. However, six awards in the Dzongkha print and one for Dzongkha radio were canceled due to lack of quality measuring up to national standards. There were also no entries for the photojournalism award this year. The Executive Director of Journalists’ […]

Petshelnang village to get a farm road in 12th Plan

The farmers use Pasakha-Manitar bypass road currently Villagers of Petshelnang chiwog under Samhelling gewog are still waiting for a farm road to connect their village. The chiwog which has two villages with 65 households is almost 35km from Phuentsholing. But without a farm road, Pasakha-Manitar bypass road has become a vital travel route for the […]

Bhutanese architect bags UN Environment Sustainability Grant

An environmental architect from Thimphu has won a US$10,000 grant from UN Environment to help improve energy efficiency across the country in Bangkok, Thailand, last month. As a winner of the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge in the Energy Efficiency category, Deependra Pourel will also receive business and marketing training from global experts, and […]

Youth attend spiritual retreat camp in Radhi

More than 200 scouts from different schools across Trashigang participated in a three-day Nazhoen spiritual retreat camp in Radhi Middle Secondary School in Trashigang with the theme “Together for Positive Change.” The spiritual camp for youth, the first of its kind, organized by the Trashigang Dzongkhag scout association ends tomorrow. Leki Tshering, the camp director […]

Accident kills one, injures another

A 52-year old man was killed in an accident when the private bolero he was driving toward Dorokha from Samtse town veered off the road about seven meters at Peepli under Dorokha dungkhag, 32km away from Samtse on May 1. The accident took place at around 2pm. The driver succumbed to injuries while the only […]

Dairy farming boosts local economy in Petshelnang

Dairy farming has now become one of the primary sources of income for the villagers of Petshelnang chiwog in Sampheling gewog. More than 25 villagers have started dairy farming in the chiwog of late. Most villages are located on steep slopes and the farmers have resorted to raising cattle limiting other crops. The abundant availability […]

Bhutanese media, From there to here to where? – Dorji Wangchuk

  May 3 is the World Press Freedom Day, whatever that means. As a former journalist-broadcaster I assume it is a day of celebration of the modern mass media. So, let me share some quick passing thoughts on this industry that has hosted me for over three decades. Media then The Bhutanese mass media in […]

Journalism: A calling

“I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon,” said Tom Stoppard, a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter, knighted in 1997. Journalism, in this sense, is more than a job or an easy route to a paycheck. It is a calling. Ask those hundreds and […]