Facemasks and hand sanitizers run out due to COVID-2019 scare

Thimphu city is running short of face masks and hand sanitizers even as panic breaks out among the residents with an American tourist detected with COVID-2019 yesterday.  People are worried about an outbreak and they are rushing to every medical shop. Due to a shortage of hand sanitizers, people are even using alcohol products like […]

Nu 8.6bn mobilized for flagship programs

The government has allocated Nu 15bn for the nine flagship programs in the flagship resources outlay for a year of which Nu 8.6bn has been mobilized and Nu 6.4bn is the resource gap till date. The outlay was presented by the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) officials to the Prime Minister on Thursday. A GNHC […]

Bhutan attended BIMSTEC’s 20th SOM in Sri Lanka

Bhutanese delegation led by Foreign Secretary, Ambassador Kinga Singye attended the 20th Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) held on Tuesday. The SOM was preceded by the 3rd Session of the BIMSTEC Permanent Working Committee (BPWC) from 1-2 March 2020. The Government of the Democratic […]

Periodic road maintenance plan lacking: RAA

According to the Royal Audit Authority (RAA)’s  Performance Audit Report on the Department of Roads (DoR), and its five regional offices covering the period 2013-14 to 2017-18, a periodic maintenance plan of APA was found lacking in definite targets in terms of maintenance works and the implementation of monsoon restoration works were underachieved. It also […]

Not a time for blame game!

Since the first outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019, it has now been reported in around 88 countries today. Bhutan has unfortunately found itself in this list after the first confirmed COVID-19 case was reported in the country early on Friday. The patient is a 76-year-old American tourist, who had […]