Tuesday , January 23 2018
safola

Latest News

PDP’s former Drametse-Ngatsang candidate to contest for NC

Tshering Dorji

The People Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for Drametse-Ngatsang constituency in 2013, Tshering Dorji, will be contesting for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Chaskhar gewog in Mongar. After the 2013 elections, he worked as a marketing officer of a private consultancy firm based in Thimphu, Bhutan A2Z Research and ...

Read More »

Manmade pond invites black-necked cranes

Artifical pond attracts cranes (Photo: RSPN)

A family of black-necked cranes, a pair and two juveniles, were spotted roosting in an artificial pond in Uruk, Bumthang. Developed by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) last September, the pond ensures safety of the winged visitors at night. According RSPN’s Senior Project Officer for Black Necked ...

Read More »

Hair cutting and dressing training

About 65 non-teaching staff from various schools in Samdrupjongkhar are participating in a hair cutting and dressing training. A professional hairdresser, Ugyen Deepak of Trashigang town, is training the participants. The 10-days programme will end on January 13.

Read More »

Former DDC secretary allegedly made false claim of Nu 0.226M

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) implicated the former DDC secretary and seven Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd (RICBL) officials for fraud and collusion in a false insurance claim worth Nu 226,546, according to the ACC investigation report. The commission forwarded its findings and draft charges to the Office of the Attorney ...

Read More »

BKP nominates candidate from Samtse-Phuentshopelri

Sabitman Rai

Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) has nominated Sabitman Rai from Samtse-Phuentshopelri constituency as its candidate for the upcoming National Assembly elections. The 56-year-old from Samtse gewog served 33 years in the civil service and has a Bachelors of Arts from Punjab University of India. Stating his reason for joining BKP, he ...

Read More »

SP+ is the most abused pharmaceutical drug

With 596 people involved in 287 cases, Thimphu police made the highest arrests last year for abusing, possessing and illegally transacting controlled substances so far. Spasmo Proxyvon Plus (SP+) remains the most abused pharmaceutical drug in the country with over 50,000 capsules seized in the last one year. A total ...

Read More »

BAC accredits three more colleges

So far, RTC is the only college with A+ grade

Bhutan Accreditation Council (BAC) accredited College of Science and Technology (CST), Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC), and Sherubtse College in Thimphu yesterday. All three tertiary institutes were awarded grade A certificates. Education Secretary, Karma Yeshey, said that the purpose of the accrediting institutes is to ensure quality and build competency. ...

Read More »

Phuentsholing police looking for murder suspect

Police in Phuentsholing is looking for a 30-year-old man from Dungmana village of Trashigang for his alleged involvement in the murder of a man in Phuentsholing. The victim, a 25-year-old man from Zhemgang was found dead near an orange depot area along the Toorsa embankment. According to sources, the incident ...

Read More »

Former DPT MP to contest for Trashigang NC

Lhatu

… With focus on bringing harmony and unity to communities A former Member of Parliament (MP), Lhatu, from Wamrong constituency in Trashigang decided to contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Lumang gewog. The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa MP from 2008 to 2013 said that it is his desire ...

Read More »

Students show interest in religious programmes

About 75 students from various schools recited prayers at the Memorial Choeten for about two weeks. This was part of the annual dharma programme to engage youth meaningfully during vacation. The students are in Phuentsholing attending a three-week programme.

More than 100 students from Thimphu are attending dharma programme in Phuentsholing. Students learn Buddhist spiritual values and meditation, among others Tandin Phurpa, an employee at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Thimphu and a volunteer, said that the number of volunteers attending the programme has increased compared with last ...

Read More »

Thromde and YDF sign eco park MoU

The MoU will expire on January 8, 2021

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Thimphu Thromde and Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) to adopt Thimphu Eco Park yesterday to protect and learn about wetland. The 10.77-acre park is located below Changangkha Lhakhang. The park was inaugurated in 2016 with financial support from Bhutan Trust Fund for ...

Read More »

Drukair ATR resumes its domestic commercial flights

The aircraft was grounded following a technical glitch in one of the engines (File Photo)

Drukair’s ATR 42-500 resumes its commercial flights from today after the aircraft was grounded since December 29. Following the maintenance of the aircraft and a proving flight conducted yesterday, airline officials said that the ATR was ready to resume its operations. The ATR was grounded following a technical glitch in ...

Read More »