Motor bridge construction over Daina River in Samtse to start soon

Kidsa Chiwog under Norbugang (Chengmari) gewog in Samtse will see a bailey bridge across the Daina River soon. A much awaited project for more than four villages, the bridge will connect these villages with the road during summer.  The bridge was promised during the current government’s political campaign in September last year. Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay […]

5th International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences begins

The three-day International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (ICMHS) themed “Mental Health Matters: Everyone’s Responsibility” started yesterday in Thimphu. The conference would offer a platform for the national health professionals and international experts to share their knowledge and experience on mental health issues. It would also create awareness and discussion on challenges and opportunities […]

Mini-carnival underway to help senior citizens and the homeless

 A mini-carnival underway in Phuentsholing by the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) has attracted hundreds of visitors including people from across the border. The fest aims to help underprivileged senior citizens across the country, recovering drug addicts and homeless people. There are 32 stalls which have dart games in majority. There are also stalls […]

Mostly unemployed youths engaged in pyramid schemes

Most of the members in the MagneSSa Bhutan and the Oriens Bhutan’s pyramid scheme are unemployed youth, according to the investigation carried out by the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), economic affairs ministry. The OCP notified on October 21 that these two companies violated the Consumer Protection Act of Bhutan 2012 and Consumer Protection Rules […]

Brokpas’ Zoedue: a lucrative business in Sakteng

For the last three years, Ap Dorji Drukpa, 61, has been following the same routine every week. He puts fresh cheese into leather bags and leaves them beside the bukhari to ferment. “The longer the fermentation, the higher the medicinal value of the zoedue,” he said. This is because zoedue (fermented cheese) has become a […]

Butterflies shift their habitat due to climate change

The wings are scarlet with broad black margins and each forewing tip has a diagonal white patch. The butterfly, Red Lacewing (Cethosia biblis) looks playful. It is a new species that was discovered in Bumthang this year. Like Red Lacewing, Rose Windmill and Common Peacock are abundant in southern region but now these butterflies are […]

Celebrating 74 years of United Nations in Bhutan

The 74th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Organization in Bhutan was celebrated on October 24, 2019 at the Tara Lha-den Zhingkham in Pangrizampa, Thimphu. The celebration was graced by Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck as the Guest of Honour. The event was attended by Dr. Natalia Kanem, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director […]

Moving from print to online cited as sustainable option for private media

From 11 private newspapers in the country, the number has dropped down to six. The newspapers that closed shop are Bhutan Observer, Druk Neytshuel, Bhutan Youth, Druk Melong and Druk Yoedzer while the rest are barely surviving. Factors like digitalization and lack of advertisements from the government and other sources have been cited as the […]

Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck honoured with UNFPA award

Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck was presented an award in recognition of Her Majesty’s role in helping advance the rights of women and girls in Bhutan as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNFPA for the last 20 years In Thimphu on Thursday, coinciding with the UN Day celebrations. Dr. Natalia Kanem, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director […]

Drukair gets latest generation ATR 42-600

Airline renews fleet with turboprop featuring cutting-edge avionics for performance in challenging conditions   The country’s national flag-carrier, Drukair, took delivery of its brand new ATR 42-600 aircraft on Tuesday. The latest-generation turboprop aircraft, which will be used on the airline’s domestic and international routes, was chosen for its outstanding operational performance in challenging conditions, according […]