Tuesday , October 25 2016
  • Bhutan has 96 snow leopards survey finds

    The estimated population of the endangered cat globally is between 4,080-6,590

    Wildlife: Bhutan has 96 snow leopards (Panthera uncia) according to the first national snow leopard survey carried out by the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS).

    Read More »

Latest News

Work on Dhamdum Industrial Park begins


Industry: Work on the 349-acre Dhamdum Industrial Park (DIP) in Samtse, which is one of the four Special Economic Zone (SEZ) projects in the country has begun. A ground-breaking ceremony was conducted yesterday at the industrial site.

Read More »

Thrompon not part of LG?

Law: The Supreme Court (SC) on August 5 issued a writ that would have a far-reaching impact on Bhutanese democracy. However, some of the decisions of the SC are “contentious” and could even be unconstitutional.

Read More »

Recommendations to boost tourism industry

ABTO think tank group comes up with recommendations based on current tourism situation

Tourism: The Tourism Council of Bhutan Secretariat (TCBS) could be integrated as a department under the Ministry of Economic Affairs so that it can be governed within the government’s broader economic development, growth framework, and for better inter-governmental coordination.

Read More »

Expediting the new township in Sarpang

Town: Works and human settlement minister Dorji Choden and a team from the ministry are in Sarpang to discuss the restoration of structures, mainly roads and river protection, damaged by the July 20 flood.

Read More »

Counseling and life skills for prison guards and inmates

Training: The number of people abusing and trafficking controlled substances are increasing every year despite stringent laws, additional chief of police, Colonel Chimi Dorji said during the closing ceremony of a training of prison guards and inmates at the Thimphu district prison yesterday.

Read More »

My Country, My Town

  • Back-up security: Just the sheer number of locks on this gate, it is hoped, will dissuade any would-be burglar/s Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Ominous sign: If such is the state of the instructions, one shudders to countenance the shape of the equipment Photo by Dawa Yoezer
  • The perils of alcoholism: Wonder how much the sleeper will get charged for parking Photo by Tshewang Chogyel, DBCW, Khasadrapchu, Thimphu
  • Nothing is safe nowadays: Still it’s hard to figure out what exactly is under lock and key here Photo by Tshering Doma, ICS, MoAF
  • Crate expectations: Either a bumper apple crop is expected or the harvest turned out to be below par Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu
  • Plastic in place of plants: The presence of this manmade material is all-pervasive on the planet Photo by Pema Tshering, RBG, Thimphu