Stringent law needed to curb digital pornography

In September 2014, a 21-year old woman reported to Bumthang police that her boyfriend had made a sex video of her and circulated via WeChat. The video was made in June 2012 without consent. The suspect was convicted. In another incident a 20-year-old woman lodged a complaint with Pasakha police in Phuentsholing stating that her […]

Strengthening women’s participation in leadership

Ensuring gender equality is a priority of the government and one of the sustainable development goals. With the launch of Bhutan Women Parliamentary caucus (BWPC) on August 14, the initiative would ensure gender equality in elected offices and leadership by facilitating and organizing support for women to succeed thereby multiplying the number of women role […]

Banks deny halting housing loans

Banks have clarified that they never put a halt on housing loans. Bank officials said that local media reporting that three banks have put a freeze on housing loans is false. However, Bank of Bhutan (BoB) officials said that it was just that the bank had to temporarily stop accepting housing loan applications for the […]

Many into hunting for Chanterelles

With the rain plentiful these days and the season having begun for the most sough-after Sisi Shamu (Chanterelles) and other edible mushrooms, many mushroom collectors can be seen these days foraging the forest of Thimphu and Paro areas. Farmers, housewives and office goers comprise the group of collectors that forage the forest floor. They say […]