PM applauds rangers for protecting natural resources

Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay joined rangers and foresters from across the country to celebrate the World Ranger Day themed ‘Stand with the World’s Rangers’ on Tuesday morning. Lyonchhen, during the event, reportedly, thanked the rangers for protecting the country’s most precious natural resources and the country’s future. Lyonchhen said that rangers lost their lives […]

DPT coordinator harasses and threatens registered member of DNT

Coordinator of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) for Trashigang Dzongkhag was arrested on Tuesday evening and escorted to Phuentsholing the next morning after a complaint was lodged against him by a registered member of Druk Nyumrup Tshogpa (DNT) based in Phuentsholing on July 24 to the Phuentsholing police station. DNT’s registered member Samten Wangdi allegedly complained […]

New CRRH for Gelephu, new hospital for Tsirang

In what could be considered as important milestones in the development of health system in the country, the new Central Regional Referral Hospital (CRRH) in Gelephu and the new Tsirang Dzongkhag Hospital in Tsirang were inaugurated by health minister Tandin Wangchuk last Tuesday. The new CRRH boasts of a state-of-the-art 150 bedded tertiary care health […]

BMCI proposes 19 recommendations to improve trade, transport and transit facilitation

The Bhutan Media and Communications Institute (BMCI) recommended improving coordination and cooperation among different ministries and departments and between governments to ensure better regional connectivity and safety of Bhutanese travelers outside Bhutan. BMCI stated that there were different stakeholders involved in trading; starting from farmers, truckers, brokers, support service providers along the highways, policy makers, […]

A State of Importance – Jurmi Chhowing

  The bad leaders of the world keep disappointing me with their threats of inaction. Put your money where your mouth is and swallow a grenade. Or sit on a stick of dynamite. Whichever way you’d like to get blown. And we’ll pay homage to your explosiveness. In the pantheon of capitals, Thimphu may not […]


  The first stage of forgiveness is hurt. Someone has been unfair to me and I cannot forget it. I feel hurt. The hurt keeps on throbbing within me. My ego is hurt. A woman met a holy man and confessed that she resented a prominent sister of the community. The holy man said to […]

Reflecting on a decade of democracy

  It has been another historic milestone for Bhutan last week as the second National Assembly dissolved on Wednesday, thus marking the successful completion of a decade of democracy. In the days to come ahead an interim government would be formed accordingly as per the constitution that stipulates that such a governing body must be […]

Election excitement builds up in Trashigang

Fifty-five year Ap Gyembo recalls how when he first went to the polls in 2008, he felt a sense of urgency and excitement. Things have not changed much since. “I am as excited about the upcoming National Assembly (NA) elections. I expect to have knowledgeable and credible members in the parliament to serve the nation […]

RSTA faces hurdles due to staff shortage

Phuentsholing city is considered one of the busiest cities in the country. Hundreds of vehicles ply the roads every day making it one of the busiest traffics in the country. The traffic monitoring agency, Road Safety and Transport Authority and Traffic Division under the Royal Bhutan Police remain occupied mostly. However, for RSTA, shortage of […]

DPT declares two new candidates

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) declared two new candidates on Tuesday. DPT introduced Sonam Tobgay, 26, from Jamgoen under Bji gewog under Haa as its candidate from Bji–Katso constituency, Haa. Sonam Tobgay completed Bachelors in Arts in Bhutanese Himalayan studies from College of Language and Culture Studies, Taktse under Trongsa in 2016. He worked as cultural guide […]