Lonely Planet: “Bhutan, the best country to visit in 2020”

What does this mean to me? – A perspective A gush of gratitude, “Thank you Lonely Planet!”, and a rush of responsibility, “We need to make sure we are able to live up to the now sky-high expectations of visitors to our country!”, are the two emotions that reigned me when I first heard about […]

Join the fight against HIV/AIDS

As we celebrate the World AIDS Day tomorrow, it’s also time to look back how far we have fared in our fight against HIV/AIDS since the first case was detected in 1993. There is no denying that the number has augmented today and a total of 667 HIV positive cases (328 female) have been diagnosed […]

PM asks street vendors to regulate fast food and waste management

Street vendors have to replace plastic cups and plates while selling momos and Thup (rice porridge) with biodegradable cups and plates, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said during a meeting with the street vendors of Thimphu on Thursday. Around 32 street vendors participated in the meeting. During the gathering, Lyonchhen shared the negative impact of […]

Lyonchhen stresses on redressal system for CSIs

To identify the hurdles faced by startups, they need to form a dedicated office to share their grievances, said Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering during the review of the start-ups and cottage and small industry development flagship on November 28. “If we have a dedicated office for startups’ grievance address system, it would be able […]

SOP to address human trafficking

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for multi-sectoral response will address Trafficking in Persons in the country. The objective of the SOP is to provide clarity on the roles and responsibilities of all relevant agencies and to strengthen coordination among key stakeholders in preventing and combating TIP in a more effective and efficient manner, in line with […]

Regional tourists to be levied charges

Regional tourists visiting the country will be levied charges, according to foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji at the Meet-The-Press session yesterday. During the recent bilateral visit of foreign minister to India from November 17 to 23 this year, many Indian newspapers reported about Bhutan’ plan to levy charges on regional tourists. The regional tourists include […]