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Bird flu in Thimphu

Situation under control: remaining fowls in infected area culled H5N1: After confirming bird flu as the cause of what killed 16 birds below the lhengye dhensa (ministerial enclave) in Motithang on April 4, agriculture officials culled 16 more birds yesterday to prevent the spread of the disease. National incident command …

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ACC zooms in on 3 cases in south

One former civil servant under detention Corruption: The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is investigating three alleged corruption cases in Phuentsholing and Samtse simultaneously. One of the cases is the illegal transaction of land in Phuentsholing, linked with the ongoing investigation into the fraudulent transaction and transfer of land in Thimphu.

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Search narrows down to four suspects

Ferreting out those involved in the copyright infringement of the film Ap Bokto Piracy: The producer of the popular animated film, Ap Bokto, managed to narrow down  to four suspects allegedly involved in copyright infringement of the film almost two months after it was leaked. Athang Animation Studio’s proprietor, Karma …

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Indian ambassador fields questions at college talk

The queries covered a wide range of issues from currency to politics Relations: The Indian ambassador, Gautam Bambawale will be rooting for Bhutan to win its upcoming World Cup qualifying matches with China, it was revealed at a talk on the relationship between the two countries given at the Royal …

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Land and building transactions may resume

Thimphu thromde has announced that transfer of ownership can now be undertaken Thromde: Much to the relief of land and property owners in the capital, the Thimphu thromde has announced that they can now transfer ownership of land and building, except for the unplanned area in Changzamtog. The notification comes …

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Manipur man arrested with fake INR notes

Currency: A 27-year-old man from Manipur, India is under police custody in Phuentsholing, arrested for using fake Indian rupees (INR) in Bhutan. The accused had INR 10,000 when he was arrested on April 5.  He was able to exchange the fake notes at four shops in the town in a …

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Picture story

His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, president of the Bhutan Olympic Committee met with the chairman of the Public Authority for Youth and Sports, Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Sahab of Kuwait at Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu yesterday. The Kuwaiti high level delegation is in the country to discuss initiatives for …

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Four blocks on three highways (in Wangdue)

Road-widening work has not just disrupted traffic, but affected water supplies as well DoR: With widening work stopping traffic at four places on the three highways that pass through Wangdue, commuters today either start their journey early or speed to escape a roadblock. More than two months after the Dochula-Thimphu …

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Ban on drones hampering research

Banning drones not the solution, opines researcher and those in the film industry   Drones: The recent blanket ban on using drones didn’t go down well with those, who feel that the latest technology could bring down cost and save time in every field. Researchers from the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute …

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A road is on its way to Richanglu

Connectivity: Villagers of Richanglu chiwog in Gomdar are happy that a road is finally coming to the village. About 2km of the 14.6km road has been completed since work began from February.  Richanglu is a three-hour walk from the gewog centre.

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