Winners of IWD 2022 competition awarded cash prizes and merit certificates

The first prize of Nu 30,000 was awarded to Prasansa Sharma The prize distribution ceremony for the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 competition was held at the Embassy of India in Thimphu on May 18 with the President of the Royal Thimphu College (RTC), Dasho Tshewang Tandin, gracing the event as the Chief Guest. Along […]

Govt. must revisit the policies for students of grades X and XII – Opposition

According to the Opposition, grade XII repeaters should be given an equal opportunity to apply for government scholarships abroad  The Opposition Party maintained that the government must allow students of grades X and XII to repeat without conditions. Through a press release issued by the party on May 17, for grade X students, according to the party, […]

Preparation in full swing for Bhutan Grand Prix

The first open international style compound archery event will be held next month Around 30 archers have presently registered for the Bhutan Grand Prix, the first open international style compound archery tournament that will be held at the Changlimithang stadium in Thimphu from June 12 to 15. The tournament was earlier scheduled to take place […]

Armyworms damage early maize plantations in T/gang

Farmers say they are replanting their maize plants for the second time this year Armyworm infestation has led many farmers of several gewogs in Trashigang to replant their maize plants.   According to the farmers, armyworms have begun to damage their maize cultivation, which is at an initial stage, and it has forced them to […]

90% of procedures completed for registration: Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa

Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa is a new party that is preparing to contest in the 2023 elections The Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa (DTT) has almost completed 90% of the procedures, including the selection of candidates, to register the party with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) to contest in the 2023 elections. This was divulged by Dr. […]

Unsegregated waste – the biggest challenge in waste management

Waste segregation is the sorting of waste into different categories for ease of collection, sorting and disposal What has made waste management a daunting task in the capital city is because of not many households practicing waste segregation properly, according to those managing and collecting waste in Thimphu. Waste segregation is, meanwhile, the sorting of […]

Clean and safe certification: a must to host tourists in new normal

As of now, around 2,500 tourism personnel, including hoteliers, have been given certification to operate The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) in collaboration with various agencies like the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) hosted the final phase of the clean […]

Not a small feat!

While it may be too soon to celebrate the end of Covid-19, it is also worthwhile to look back at our past journey of a little more than two years now and contemplate how far have we come as an individual, family, community and nation since the first reported case of Covid-19 in the country […]

Children aged 5-11 years to get booster dose in September

Now that the FDA has officially authorized booster dose for children aged 5-11 years, the health ministry will accordingly prepare to roll out the booster dose for the country’s children by September With the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) of the United States authorizing the first booster dose of Pfizer- BIoNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children […]

Former officer of BPA ordered to restitute Nu 3.10mn to 12 students

The 12 victims were allegedly conned by the program officer The Thimphu district court has ordered the prosecution to collect Nu 3.10mn (restitution amount) from defendant Thinley Phuntsho, former program officer of the Best Placement Agent (BPA), and hand it over to the respective 12 victims (students) within one-month time.  The criminal bench I rendered the […]