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Man detained for rape of a minor

Bumthang police on August 19 detained a 23-year-old man for rape of a minor. The case came to the limelight after a 15-year-old girl, who is the wife of the suspect, left home after an argument at dinnertime on August 18. According to the victim’s statement to police, she was …

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What PDP has for elections 2018

PDP president during a campaign in Dagana

The Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (PDP) manifesto touches all sectors. The party claimed that most of them are aligned with the 12th Plan. The party PDP claimed that while it stabilised the economic situation, the five jewels of the economy were under the spotlight to further strengthen the country’s economy. Economy …

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Apple production drops this season

A labour puts a tarpaulin sheet on a loaded apple pick up

The best apples are fetching about Nu 800 to Nu 900 a box in Phuentsholing this season, which according to exporters is a drop from what the price was about two weeks ago. It was Nu 900 to Nu 1,000 then. Graded apples and apples plucked before it turned reddish …

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Who is right?

During the first party presidents’ debate on August 26, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Tshering Tobgay said that he had asked Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) regarding its former employee Dawa, who is Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) candidate, accusing the government of his termination from BBS. Tshering Tobgay was responding to …

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TCB lodges complaint with police on fake notification

Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has filed a complaint with the police last week about a fake notification issued using TCB’s letterhead saying Thimphu Drubchoe and Tshechu are cancelled. On August 25, the council notified on its Facebook page that the notification was fake. The fake notification has been in …

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