Top politicians struggling with past baggage

All three political parties – Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Druk Nyamdrup Tshogpa (DNT) have issued party tickets to candidates who had cases pending in the court of law before election When the Thimphu dzongkhag court’s criminal bench I convicted Home Minister Sherub Gyeltshen to two months in prison for claiming […]

S/Jongkhar gets potato grading machine

The farmers in the east will now have better income with the launch of online auctioning service at Samdrup Jongkhar. Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) and Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan Limited (RSEBL) have installed potato grading machine and online auction portal in FCB’s auction yard aimed at rendering faster, efficient and convenient auctioning […]

Bhutan and other countries in South-East Asia Region urged to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030

Bhutan and other countries in the South-East Asia Region have been urged to accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030 by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection and treatment services for everyone, everywhere to address the growing problem of cervical cancer,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director […]

Only four companies ISO certified

Bhutan Standard Bureau (BSB) has certified only four companies for International Standard Organizations (ISO) certificate so far. They include Phuentsholing Thromde, Karma Feeds, Bhutan Bitumen Industries Private Limited and Bank of Bhutan (BoB). These companies got certified in 2017. The Director General of BSB, Sonam Phuntsho said that these companies were certified for meeting the […]

A tragedy with questions

A tragedy occurred last week: a six-week-old baby died at the Largyab Basic Health unit in Dagana after hours of waiting for an ambulance that had run out of fuel. We are struck with wonder and disbelief at this but maybe we cannot quite comprehend the grief and frustration of the parents of the baby […]