Transboundary air pollution is severe threat to Thimphu’s air quality

PM2.5 is more than three times the WHO’s recommended limit for Thimphu The average fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) concentration during the years 2018 to 2020 was 32.47 microgram per cubic meter (µg/m3), three times the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended limit of 10 µg/m3 for Thimphu. This is as per a recent study, tittled “Transboundary sources […]

All urged to get the COVID-19 jab

Currently, there are 20,000 eligible people who have not vaccinated and daily 1,100 doses are inoculated in the country There are about 20,000 eligible people who have not vaccinated and daily 1,100 are coming forward on an average for vaccination in various health centers in the country, according to Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo.  The […]

Govt. plans to vaccinate children with Pfizer doses

Children include those between 12 and 17 years of age The government is planning to use the limited stock of 5,850 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine received from the COVAX facility to children between 12 and 17 years who are living in areas of outbreak such as Phuentsholing and Samtse, those travelling for treatment outside, […]

RUB creates additional 381 seats under its colleges

The decision was made after the government requested the RUB to increase the intake capacity in various colleges under the RUB The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) has created an additional 381 seats under its colleges for those students who have passed class 12.  However, the additional intakes are for self-finance except for the Paro […]

Formal market access for Bhutan’s agri-exports to India granted

The products include chili, beans, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, peas, and soya bean The Government of India (GoI) has decided to allow the import of seven fresh vegetables that include chili, beans, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, peas, and soya bean from Bhutan into India through the plant quarantine station at Jaigaon on the India-Bhutan border with effect from Wednesday.  This comes following extensive deliberations […]

The importance of the second jab

Bhutan is all set to roll out the second nationwide Covid-19 vaccination on Tuesday next week going by the consignments of the Covid-19 vaccines that the government has successfully managed to procure so far and the additional consignments that would be arriving in the country. At least there is nothing to fret about the supply […]

Vaccination for P/ling and Gomtu residents only after mass testing

The two weeks lockdown in these two places will end on July 23 Though the second nationwide vaccination will commence from July 20; however, the residents of Phuentsholing and Gomtu will be vaccinated only after the mass testing is complete.  Currently, Phuentsholing and Gomtu are under complete lockdown for 14 days starting from July 9 and […]

Bhutan gears up for second round of mass vaccination

The Prime Minister received the Moderna vaccine on Saturday, 17 July Bhutan will go with the mix-and-match mode of vaccination as the government plans to administer the Moderna vaccine as the second dose during the second nationwide vaccination for COVID-19 that will begin from July 20. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering received the Moderna vaccine […]

The vanishing art of earthen pottery making in Gangzur

The Bhutanese traditional craft of earthen pottery making is on the verge of extinction. However, in a village of Gangzur in Gangzur gewog, Lhuentse, the fate of this age-old practice for now depends on the hands of three individuals. Zangmo, who is 51 years old, and Tshewang Choden 63, have been making pottery for more […]

Multi-disciplinary hospital’s blueprint awaits feedback from technical experts

The project worth almost Nu 5bn with funding support from India would be the biggest project in the health sector The schematic drawing of the multi-disciplinary super-specialty hospital has been submitted to the Government of India (GoI), said Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo during the press meet yesterday. “We are waiting for feedback from the […]