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Nu 55 M spent on hospitality and entertainment 2019-04-03 06:58:36Former cabinet ministers, National Assembly Speaker, National Council Chairperson, Opposition Leader and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court spent Nu 5

Digital Access to Research launched 2019-04-03 06:58:21Government offices, institutions and schools across the country can now have access to high-quality international published online journals, e-books a

Live leech removed from man’s throat 2019-04-03 06:58:11In a rare case, a live leech was found inside the throat of a man from Tsirang. The leech has been living inside the throat for over two months and wa

Dhur_Lusibee farm road in need of maintenance 2019-04-03 06:57:58People of Dhur_Lusibee chiwog in Bumthang are not happy with the Natural Resource Development Corporation’s (NRDCL) logging activities along the

New hostel constructions to solve congestion problem at 2019-04-03 06:57:47Hostel congestion is one of the many challenges the students of the College of Language and Culture Studies (CLCS) in Trongsa are faced with. However,

No water supply from Balukhola mega drinking water 2019-04-03 06:57:23People of Gelegphu Gewog in Sarpang were promised continuous drinking water supply with the start of Balukhola mega drinking water project in 2016. Th

400 chess sets donated to DYS 2019-04-03 06:57:10To promote chess in the schools, the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and the Bhutan Chess Association (BCA) with support from India Chess federation do

Windstorm damages 125 houses in Eastern Bhutan 2019-04-02 08:40:07A windstorm damaged roofs of about 125 houses in four eastern districts on March 31. While assessment of the disaster is underway, the affected househ

Employee retention, a challenge for waste entrepreneurs 2019-04-02 08:39:56Waste entrepreneurs say retaining employees in their firms is challenging due to lack of respect for the work in the community. They say it is also di

Two new football schools to open next year 2019-04-02 08:39:45Two new football academies for boys and girls will be opened in Thimphu and Gelegphu by next year. The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) says the intro


Windstorm causes havoc in eastern Bhutan 2019-04-02 05:55:45A late afternoon windstorm destroyed over 60 residential and public structures in Mongar and Trashigang on Sunday, March 31. The damage to the affe

Waste entrepreneurs and their challenges  2019-04-02 05:52:26A waste management firm in Paro, Druk Waste Management, received a call from a shopkeeper a month ago. It was after 6pm but since the w

Man gets life sentence for setting ex-wife alight 2019-04-02 05:47:06A 27-year-old single mother succumbed to injuries she sustained after her ex-husband set her alight. After battling second degree burns to half her bo

Villagers hope for permanent bridge in Chhuthana 2019-04-02 05:44:58With the recent rainfall in Samtse and the impending monsoon, villagers of Ngatse and Thangdokha under Gakidling Gewog in Haa are worried about the br

Sherubtse FC beats S/Jongkhar FC in replayed final 2019-04-02 05:43:21Sherubtse FC defeated Samdrupjongkhar FC 2-1 in the replay of the finals of fifth Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC) open football tournament ye

What are our children learning?  2019-04-02 05:41:31Poor reading habit among the Bhutanese isn’t something that comes as surprising. The recent findings of PISA-D assessment show that poor reading

Home minister says new tourist entry points and 2019-04-02 05:40:37The government’s pledges to allow Bhutanese families to employee foreign maids and to open new entry points for regional tourists in the south w

LPG shortage continues in Gelephu 2019-04-02 05:38:36The regional liquid petroleum gas (LPG) outlet in Gelephu has run out of subsidised LPG cylinders for the second time since March 23. The shortage of

Sipa Chidhoe, Lui and Dhoe 2019-04-02 05:37:11In the Buddhist theory of life, we have lived so many lifetimes in the past and, if we do not reach enlightenment, we will again live endless lifetime

A sad prospect after 19 years with NFE 2019-04-02 05:34:57In 2001, Sonam Zangpo from Zunglen in Mongar dropped out of school to work as a non-formal education (NFE) instructor. The 37-year-old NFE instructor

HPE as important as academics 2019-04-02 05:31:55A colourful banner on the Dechencholing Higher secondary school gate displayed, “HPE festival: Let’s celebrate our Health and Physical Edu

Tournament to foster cross-border friendship 2019-04-02 05:27:13From the high-flying smashes to the prolonged rallies and cautious net plays, the open badminton tournament that concluded on March 31 in Gelephu had

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His Majesty graces consecration of new Chador Lhakhang 2019-03-30 02:22:05His Majesty The King graced the consecration of the new Chador Lhakhang in Bartsham, Trashigang on 28 March 2019. Chador Lhakhang is among the most sa

Mining Bill favors private participation with better regulation 2019-03-30 02:14:43Many new provisions in the bill are aimed at resolving the current issues in the mining sector There have been three main debates around the mining in

No city for residents as buildings are converted 2019-03-30 02:10:07There is already an oversupply of hotels but a herd mentality has overtaken logic and the inevitable crash is awaited In addition to many residential

Home Minister says no assurance if foreign maids 2019-03-30 01:48:29One of the pledges of the DNT government that attracted a lot of attention was its pledge to amend immigration rules to allow the hire of foreign dome

74 Gaydrungs’ contract terminated by RCSC to be 2019-03-30 01:41:48The Home Minister Lyonpo Dasho Sherub Gyaltshen said that on 16th January in the 1st session of the third Parliament, after in-depth discussions, the

Sunkosh stuck due to differences between Bhutan and 2019-03-23 00:56:25The agreement for the 2560 MW Sunkosh project, by all indications, was supposed to be signed last year as part of the 50 years of diplomatic relations

NC questions Govt and Opposition on class 10 2019-03-23 00:53:13The National Council on 15th February had sent a letter to the government expressing its concerns on the Government’s decision to remove cut-off

Parents and students decide to file legal case 2019-03-23 00:42:51The affected parents and students of the ‘earn and learn’ program have decided to file a case against the agent, Bhutan Overseas Employmen

His Majesty presented a special award by UNDP 2019-03-16 01:21:19The United Nations Development Programme presented a Special Award of Recognition to His Majesty The King to honour His Majesty’s leadership in

Fact check: 19 of 25 pledges not achieved 2019-03-16 01:19:21The govt earlier claimed it achieved 11 pledges, had 11 on track with only three not achieved in 120 days Sonam Yangdon, Damchoe Pem, Pema Seldon, Tsh

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