At a meeting of media officials yesterday, funding newspapers to cover the up coming local government elections sounded a priority in the next few months. It is a nice gesture. Elections are important, local or parliamentary, and reporters have to be in the field.Read More »
At a time when we are talking about whether we should allot quotas to encourage women to join politics and vie for positions in the local governments, we are witnessing a welcome development in some quarters of the country. The signs are encouraging.Read More »
Beginning October, pedestrians who do not use a Zebra crossing will be fined in Thimphu city.
This is to be expected with Thimphu city’s motor and pedestrian traffic expanding while the infrastructure struggles to keep up.Read More »
Exactly two months ago, an e-receipt facility was launched with much pomp and expectations at the Lungtenzampa fuel station.Read More »
Local cable television operators will restrict airing school concerts to only two hours a day. The authority, Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA), has found the content “annoying and monotonous”.Read More »
This is a season of beauty and hope. This is a season when our backyards and roadsides are awash with soft sweetness of white and light red. Spring is here.Read More »
There is a lot of focus on improving our technical and vocational education in the country. A blueprint to make the field attractive is readied and will be submitted to the Cabinet soon.Read More »
A group of students from Yoezerling Higher Secondary School were seen cleaning public toilets during Paro tshechu this week. They volunteered to do the service with Bhutan Toilet Organisation (BTO).Read More »
After almost two years of investigations, Gidawom mining case’s verdict is finally out. If a court verdict is judged by who won or lost, as many Bhutanese would like to read, the 29 property owners around the mines have won.Read More »
It is a pity that we are still divided about women participating in khuru tournaments.
But that is to be expected of societies in transition.Read More »