Hydropower projects shaky due to exodus of Indian laborers

Even as the country’s economy reels from the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the so-called highest revenue grosser, hydropower is on the verge of a crisis, with an exodus of Indian workers. The Punatsangchhu II project has seen overall expat strength drop from about 4,500 to 1,900. The actual situation is that there are less […]

Teachers reach out to students staying in remote east

In the remote hamlet of Merak, east of Trashigang, a few students sit around an open space listening to their teachers attentively. They are engrossed in learning from the materials that the teachers have brought all the way. However, before the classes begin, parents of the students first welcome the teachers with lunch and tea. […]

Their Majesties on Royal tours to southern Bhutan

His Majesty The King and His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo are both on Royal Tours to different parts of southern Bhutan to encourage the people and motivate them to remain resilient as we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  His Majesty The King arrived in Jomotshangkha from Samdrup Jongkhar, and stayed here on Thursday. […]

Special prayer ceremony held for late Amir of Kuwait

His Majesty The King offered prayers and a thousand butter lamps for His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at the Samdrup Jongkhar Rabdey Dratshang on Wednesday morning. His Majesty is on a tour of the east and south of Bhutan, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Gyaltshab, Prime Minister, and […]

Embassy of India celebrates Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

The Indian Embassy in Bhutan yesterday celebrated the grand finale of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the freedom fighter icon of India, with an art competition that aims to show the correlation between Gandhiji’s thoughts and the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of September 2020. Rinchen Namgay, a fourth year student of […]

Will Bumthaps maintain status quo or vote for change?

Just like Nanong-Shumar Constituency bye-election in 2013, will Chhoekhor-Tang Constituency maintain status quo by voting in favor of the opposition candidate? As the preparations for the bye-election in Chhoekhor-Tang Constituency in Bumthang gain momentum, there is a palpable sense of excitement among voters in the Constituency and those observing political developments. A question that is […]