For our teachers

May 2nd was Teacher’s Day. It was a day to celebrate a category of very special people who shape up the lives of future generations including youth. Many must have wished their teachers and passed on their good will on the day. However, we are not ignorant of the many challenges that teachers in this […]

Fronting and housing crunch continues to plague Phuentsholing

While Phuentsholing town has seen tremendous developments over the decades, the main problems that need to be resolved are the issues of fronting and housing crunch. The residents here say the issues have become chronic despite efforts from the successive governments. The practice of fronting, the residents say, has been there since time immemorial along […]

Radio station entertains and informs remote local community

As dawn breaks in the remote community of Khotakpa in Pemagatshel, Memay Penjor turns on the radio which he borrowed from a neighbor a few years back and tunes into KYD 91.1 FM. He is hooked onto the broadcast that includes songs, local beliefs, customs and traditions. Since the villagers hardly get to listen to […]

Global health: A philosophical narrative in real time – Edmond Fernandes

Fond recollection of historical times, serves to remind us that healthcare is integral to human survival. The problem of hubris and special interests stops the speedy progress of healthcare around the world. Healthcare by all governments must be looked upon with sanctimonious reverence, because healthcare alone is responsible for the column of human progress in […]

Over thousand Bhutanese trucks stranded along the Indo – Bangladesh border

BEA assured that the problem would ease from today Around 1,500 Bhutanese trucks carrying boulders from Bhutan to Bangladesh have been stranded in Changrabandha in India and Banglabandha along the Indo-Bangladesh border. The trucks have been there for more than a week after having difficulty to get into Bangladesh. Bhutanese trucks carrying boulders enter Bangladesh […]

Four-year Bachelor of Arts program in social work planned in July next year

The UNICEF Bhutan, together with the Samtse College of Education (SCE), is looking forward to launch a four-year Bachelor of Arts program in social work starting in July 2019. This was divulged by the UNICEF Deputy Representative, Juliette Haenni, at the first-ever international conference on ‘emerging social work practices and education’ that concluded today in […]

TCB gears up to take tourism to the top

In a bid to achieve its vision of taking tourism to the top by 2023, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) held a tourism consultation meeting with the planning officers of the 20 Dzongkhags, Thromdes, Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and the Economic Development Officers last week to chart a way forward to achieve the […]

Karma Feeds continues production

Despite shortage of feed reported for the last few weeks, Karma Feeds in Phuentsholing continues to produce feed. The Director, Chencho Wangyal said that a wave of panic had spread among customers who believed that the plant could be shut down due to unavailability of maize, the prime raw material. “We need to clarify to […]

Bhutan reaffirms commitment to ACD’s goals and aspirations

Ambassador of Bhutan to Kuwait Tshering Gyaltshen Penjor reaffirmed Bhutan’s commitment to the shared goals and aspirations of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) during his statement in the 16th Ministerial Meeting of the ACD held in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday. The ACD Ministerial Meeting was preceded by the Senior Officials Meeting on April 30 and a […]

Phongmey residents await a new bridge

The people of three chiwogs of Phongmey gewog in Trashigang are looking forward to the construction of a bridge over the river Gamri in Trashigang. Over the past decades, about 360 households of the three chiwogs of Yabrang, Phimsong and Thongrong were separated from the gewog center by the river Gamri. While the villages are […]