Poor drainage not a “serious” issue: Thimphu Thrompon

Every summer, the issue of poor drainage crops up in and around Thimphu with footpaths and roads overflowing with rain water mixed with excesses from sewerage and kitchen. However, according to Thimphu Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee, the reason for the excessive flow of rainwater could be global warming. “If we extend the drains in which the […]

Govt. announces relaxation on COVID safety protocol

In a press briefing titled ‘Transition to a new normal-Phase 1’, slight relaxation for schools, colleges and businesses in the country that were imposed following the outbreak of COVID-19 case in the country was announced by Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday.  Talking to the local media in the afternoon, Lyonchhen announced the government’s decision […]

Faculty of Traditional Medicine conducts first batch of examination

The Faculty of Traditional Medicine under the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan conducted the examination for its first batch of 26 students on June 2. Talking with the Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs from the Faculty of Traditional Medicine, Drungtsho Tempa Gyaltshen said the exam will take place in three batches. The […]

Honey production drops due to erratic weather and mismanagement

Erratic rainfall and weather have severely affected the bloom of the buckwheat and fruit trees, the main food source for the honey bee population resulting in a decline in honey production in most of the Dzongkhags. While the price of honey in the market is soaring, the exporters made deals months ago, based on lower […]

NA rejects NC’s recommendations

The National Assembly (NA) rejected most of the recommendations made by the National Council (NC) on the Financial Budget 2020-21. NA re-deliberated on the amendments and seven general recommendations received from NC on the Supplementary Budget Appropriation Bill for the FY 2019-20 and Budget Appropriation Bill for the FY 2020-21 on Tuesday. The NA rejected […]

COVID-19 patients monitored even after recovery

COVID-19 positive patients are monitored even after they recover and are released  from de-isolation. They are monitored up to a week from release. The COVID19 strategy update from World Health Organization (WHO) states that countries must do everything they can to stop cases from becoming clusters and clusters from becoming explosive outbreaks. “They must put […]

Mine or Mire?

The recent discussion in parliament to hand over gypsum mining to the State Mining Corporation has literally whisked up some serious dust and discussion. The question here is why should the mines be nationalized without a proper, even maybe, right rationale? What is the reason behind? We know that mining is one area in which […]