Alcohol Liver Disease continues to be leading cause of deaths in the country

Though Alcohol Liver Disease (ALD) continues to be the leading cause of deaths in the country with one death in every two days, the total number of deaths related to alcohol has decreased from 190 in 2016 to 166 in 2017. In 2013, there were 129 ALD related deaths. However, the highest numbers of deaths […]

PDP is offering the nation the best possible leaders

This is what the Secretary General of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says when quizzed what the party can offer to the people of Bhutan in the next elections Chencho Dema from Punakha As we gear up for the third parliamentary elections, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) maintained that the party is offering the nation a crop […]

Roadblock at Bhalujhora to be cleared today

The road to Pasakha which was blocked by a mudslide at Bhalujhora is being cleared since yesterday. The Department of Roads (DoR) and the Association of Bhutanese Industries (ABI) have deployed four excavators to clear the blockade. It is expected that the blockade would be cleared and would be open to traffic today. The massive […]

73 cases of state land being occupied by individuals in Phuentsholing

During the course of auditing, the RAA learnt that there are cases of state land being occupied by individuals without any lease rent being paid by them in two Thromdes, Phuentsholing and Thimphu. It was revealed that there were 73 such cases in Phuentsholing Thromde and four cases in Thimphu Thromde. The land parcels were […]

RMA opens INR exchange counter in Phuentsholing

Governor of the Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA) Dasho Penjor inaugurated an Indian Rupee (INR) exchange counter at the regional immigration office in Phuentsholing yesterday to facilitate Indian tourists to exchange currency during their stay in Bhutan. With this facility now, Indian tourists visiting Bhutan can avail exchange facility in INR cash into Ngultrum […]

How WeChat might change the 2018NA election result! – RABI C DAHAL

  Free media is a cornerstone of democracy.It plays a vital role in influencing political discourse during elections. Free and balanced traditional media (print and broadcast) foster transparency and the dissemination of important electoral information. The rise of new media such as WeChat, Twitter, and Facebook provides further avenues and possibilities for constructive public participation, […]

Parents must lead by example – Vinita Dawra Nangia

Parenthood is a lifelong commitment and couples must ensure that children do not pay for their mistakes In a TV series, a man having an extra-marital affair tells his brattish grown-up daughter regretfully, “I was supposed to keep you safe from men like me. And I failed in that duty.” He failed because he couldn’t […]

Rural-Urban migration

Go back to the roots About 62% of the country’s population lives in the rural areas. However, there is a cancer-like ailment growing in the rural backwaters, which is threatening the well being of the people. According to the Population and Housing Census of Bhutan 2017, 21.7% of people have migrated to urban hubs in […]

Thimphu, Paro and Punakha civil servants claim Nu. 1.110mn on table tours: Audit report

The RAA reviewed records and interviewed relevant officials of Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) and Dzongkhag Aministration (Thimphu, Paro and Punakha) based on the travel expenditure trends incurred over the years 2012 to 2017. The audit was conducted with the overall objective to ascertain if the travel claims were for bonafide purposes in respect […]

NHDCL completes relocating Gol building residents

National Housing Development Corporation Limited (NHDCL) recently completed relocating 51 families who used to reside earlier in Gol building. The company responsible for housing has relocated 48 units to the newly completed housing units near Rabten Engineering Workshop. The remaining two families were relocated to Pemaling housing colony and the old PWD Colony. Relocation was […]