Multiple strategies in place to tackle youth unemployment

During the Q & A session in National Assembly yesterday, the issue of youth unemployment was deliberated. Bartsham-Shongphu MP Passang Dorji said that there are a huge number of youths unemployed in Bhutan. According to the statistics, 15% of youths are unemployed and 64% of those who pursued higher studies were unemployed. “Last year, there […]

Woman acquitted of statutory rape

A 27-year-old woman who was charged for voluntary manslaughter and statutory rape in 2018 has been acquitted by the court after the lawyer of the defendant proved to the court that the victim was not a minor when they were had sex. The victim had already turned 18 years old. The convict who was then […]

Moratorium on construction of houses in Dzongkhag towns to be lifted after LAPs

The moratorium on the construction of houses in towns would be lifted after the Dzongkhag Administration completes the Local Area Plans (LAPs), said Economic Affairs Minister when quizzed by the Member of Parliament (MP) from Nganglam constituency in Pemagatshel at the National Assembly session in Thimphu yesterday. Questioning on the status of economic centers’ initiatives […]

Government plans to lower interest rate for rural people

The government plans to lower the interest rate for rural people. This was mentioned with regard to those people who are not able to repay Bhutan Development Bank (BDB)’s loans. During the question and answer session of National assembly on Friday, Dewathang Gomdar constituency Member of Parliament (MP) Ugyen Dorji said that BDB was established […]

NA adopts BIMSTEC convention

To cooperate in combating international terrorism, transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking, the National Assembly adopted the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Convention. There are seven member states, including Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand. The convention is to facilitate and strengthen collaboration and sharing […]

Corono virus: Be prepared

The novel Corona virus scare is real. Medical shops have run out of face masks and even hand sanitizers if reports are to be believed. There are numerous videos on this pandemic doing the rounds on social media-some fake, others authentic and still others hyping it up or just sharing information. Meanwhile, Bhutan needs to […]