Govt. optimistic about receiving second dose of Covid-19 vaccine on time

With less than two months left for administering the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, the government is optimistic that the vaccine will be received on time, said Foreign Minister Dr Tandi Dorji during the virtual press meet yesterday. “Though the pandemic has hit India at this time, we are hoping that the government of […]

Drugs finding its way into the country despite pandemic and border closure

Eight pieces of SP+ were sold for Nu 1,200 Despite the country’s borders being closed since March 23, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and strict surveillance put in place, large quantities of illegal drugs are still finding its way into the country. Based on information from one of their informants on April 17, Punakha […]

Four women elected in Thromde elections this time

The overall voter turnout has increased this year as compared to the previous elections The number of woman elected in the Thromde elections from the three Thromdes of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu decreased as compared to the second Thromde elections in these Thromdes. However, the number of woman candidate contesting for the Thromde elections has […]

Protocols in quarantine facilities questioned

PM says protocols in quarantine facilities are strict now In the wake of employees and front-liners from quarantine facilities testing positive to Covid-19, questions have emerged whether adequate Covid-19 protocols are in place at quarantine facilities and that they are diligently followed by people stationed and working there. Recently, Covid-19 positive cases among front-liners from […]

For genuine democracy

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Thromde elections in the three Thromdes of Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Gelephu were successfully held as scheduled this week. A heartening development of the elections this time is that the overall voter turnout increased by many folds as compared to the previous elections. This is a good indication; meaning that an […]

‘We are worried’- PM

Lyonchhen says the government is equally concerned about the increased Covid-19 cases in India With the second wave of the Covid-19 continuing to wreak havoc in India, Prime Minister Dasho Dr Lotay Tshering, during a press meeting on Friday, said the government is concerned about what will happen here in the country in two weeks’ […]

Decline in economy growth rate will have no impact on standard of living, says PM

Bhutan’s GDP is projected at 3.3% in the next fiscal year 2021-2022 The decline in the economy growth rate or Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would not impact the standard of living of the people, said Prime Minister Dasho Dr Lotay Tshering during the virtual Press Meet in Thimphu yesterday.The finance ministry had forecasted a positive […]