Saturday , July 2 2016
  • Bhutan makes progress in childcare and development

    But certain areas still require addressing 
    Report: About one in five children under the age of five in Bhutan still remain stunted, the UNICEF’s representative to Bhutan, Shaheen Nilofer, said during the launch of the State of the World’s Children (SWC) report yesterday.

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Latest News

International conference on Vajrayana Buddhism begins

Samdach Preah Maha Ariyavamsa, Sao Chanthol, of Cambodia presents a statue of the Buddha to Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay during the opening of the International Conference on Tradition and Innovation in Vajrayana Buddhism in Thimphu yesterday

The three-day conference is open to the public
Buddhism: More than 300 international participants are expected to participate in a three-day conference on continuity and change within both historical and contemporary expressions of Vajrayāna Buddhism in Thimphu from that ends on July 3.

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One dead, two injured in accident

Accident: Two of three men involved in a tractor accident at Nyimshong village in Shingkhar gewog, Zhemgang on June 28 are recovering at the referral hospital in Thimphu.

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PAC reviews implementation of hydropower recommendations

Audit: Decreasing consumption of electricity among low voltage users and increasing household expenditure on electricity coupled with increase in usage of energy from other sources could be attributed to the raise in power tariff making electricity unaffordable.

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Thai medical delegation in country

Thailand’s public health minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn and health minister Tandin Wangchuk

... to explore potential areas of collaboration
Health: Various potential areas of collaboration were discussed between health minister Tandin Wangchuk and Thailand’s public health minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn yesterday.

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Ganzur’s incumbent gup not to re-contest

There is likely to be more than four candidates 
LG: The incumbent gup for Ganzur, Karma, will not contest in the upcoming Local Government (LG) election as most of the targets he set out to achieve have been met and also because he has 16 children to raise.

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Dorona to receive electricity next week

Besides electricity, villagers are also awaiting payment for labour from BPC Service: After years of anticipation, residents of Dorona Chungwa and Dorona Chewa in Dagana will finally be able to light their homes with electricity.

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More NFE instructors resign

Education: After working as an instructor for the Non-Formal Education (NFE) programme for about 12 years, 32-year old Lhakpa Dema had to resign last month for not having enough required learners.

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Tertiary education institutions accredited


… to ensure they meet a minimum standard

Education: Education minister Norbu Wangchuk awarded accreditation certificates to the Royal Thimphu College (RTC) and Reldri Academy of Health Sciences (RAHS) in Thimphu yesterday.

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First atlas of Bhutan now available


Geography: His Majesty The King launched the first Atlas of Bhutan, published by the National Land Commission (NLC), on the sidelines of the rehabilitation land kidu programme in Dawathang village in Jomotshangkha on June 23.

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My Country, My Town

  • Road read: The question is whether it’s advice (while good, no doubt) for self or others or both? Photo Bidur Rai
  • Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
    Powerful wishes: Did these footballs hung from a tree have anything to do with the Leicester City victory? Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS
  • Dancing goat: Sometimes one just gets the urge to get up and shake a leg Photo by Kelzang Wangchuk, Kuensel, Thimphu