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 […]

MoWHS expects to complete most major activities by 2023

About Nu 8,040mn is the cumulative expenditure as of December last year The Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) estimates to complete most of their major activities by 2023. The plans were presented during the 12th Five-Year Plan mid-term review. The major activities are professionalization of construction sector, construction of industry roadmap, enhance sustainability […]

73-year-old man sentenced to 15 years in prison for rape of minor

The Punakha police recorded three statutory rape cases in 2020 A 73-year-old man from Barp gewog in Punakha has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Punakha district court on April 5 for the offence of statuary rape. According to section 181 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Act of Bhutan 2011, a defendant […]

Trashiyangtse court grants bail to Khamdang-Ramjar MP

MP Kuenga Loday was detained for almost a month Member of Parliament (MP) from Khamdang-Ramjar constituency in Trashiyangtse Kuenga Loday, who was detained along with his nephew for almost a month, has been now granted bail by the Trashiyangtse district court from March 30 till May 18. The MP along with his nephew was arrested […]

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