Parents’ negligence main cause of minors gone missing, say police

Thimphu police say parents’ negligence is one of the major reasons for missing of persons (MoP) especially minors. In the month of March two missing cases of minors were reported to police however, the children were found and during the investigation it was found that parents had neglected to take care of their children. On […]

Bhutanese urged not to travel to countries with reported cases of COVID-19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoAF) has urged all Bhutanese to refrain from travelling to countries that have reported cases of Coronavirus infection. However, in case of unavoidable travels, the ministry has advised travelers to ensure that all basic preventive measures are taken and that extreme caution is exercised. “Please also refer to information on […]

Eco-friendly transport: the way forward for Bhutan?

Bhutan is a carbon-neutral country but it seems like the status quo would change due to accelerated economic activities and increasing number of vehicles which has led to a number of environmental issues such as increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other air pollutants. This could threaten Bhutan’s pledge of forever remaining carbon neutral […]

Schools grapple for solutions to complete syllabus

With the corona-virus confirmed in the country, schools and institutes have been closed for two weeks in Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, and Phuntsholing. Education minister Jai Bir Rai said that although the department of school and education is already working on the plans, currently the ministry of education have not come up with measures to make […]

Supply of essential commodities from India will continue: PM

There will be continuous supply of groceries, fuel and medicines from India, announced Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering at a press conference on Thursday. The government has talked with the India government regarding these issues and the Government of India has agreed to supply or continue trade between the two countries, he said. Lyonchhen said […]

Bhutanese across the border gripped by COVID-19 fear

With COVID-19 cases confirmed in India, Bhutanese living across the border in Jaigaon in India are gripped by fear, but they are taking precautionary measures like not venturing out. The government has urged the families to either shift to Phuentsholing with their respective families or return to their villages until the situation is under control, […]

BNB opens bank agent in collaboration with Bhutan Post

Bhutan National Bank (BNB) launched its bank agent called BNB Ngotshab, a first of its kind in collaboration with a corporation, Bhutan Post. BNB launched Ngotshab in coordination with Bhutan Post since its offices and outlets are available in almost every corner in the country. Chief Operations Officer of BNB, Hem Kumar Acharya said that […]