• DPT enters general round with existing 47 candidates

    Amid speculations about its strategy for the general election, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has confirmed that the party has no plans to replace its candidates to contest in the general round next month. DPT spokesperson Dorji Wangdi told Kuensel the party has already instructed all the existing 47 candidates to file in their nomination with the respective returning officer. “We have asked our candidates to remain in their constituency to file in their nomination,” he said.

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Emergency mock drill held at Yonphula airport

Representatives from the dzongkhag, hospital, Drukair, DoAT, DeSsup and police took part in the mock drill at the Yonphula domestic airport

At 14:01 hours, a siren goes off at the Yonphula domestic airport in Kanglung. There is a smoke at the far end of the runway.  As the fire engine prepares to head towards the site, cries are heard from the other side. This is at the mock drill conducted at …

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Coinciding with the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche, a 100 year-old thongdroel was unfurled at the Yakgang Sanga Choeling Lhakhang in Mongar on June 23. 

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First Bhutan film festival at Gangtok concludes

Bhutanese actors perform at the film festival

Colours, dances, music and appreciation applauds filled the hall at the first Bhutan Film Festival (BFF) of the country held at Gangtok, Sikkim, India on June 23-24.  The two-day festival held to commemorate the 50 years of Bhutan-India formal relation concluded yesterday. At the opening day of the event on …

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A mega yoga session was held at the India House Estate golf course on June 24 to celebrate the 4th international day of yoga. The embassy of India and Nehru – Wangchuck Cultural Centre organised the event. 

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Opposition questions PM on politicisation of civil service

Opposition leader Pema Gyamtsho

Speaking at the question hour in the National Assembly yesterday, Opposition Leader (OL) Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) said that it was a conflict of interest for the ruling party to identify and appoint senior civil servants as candidates while they were still in the civil service. “Two to three years back, …

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MoAF promotes online potato trading

Agriculture ministry has adopted measures to help at least 30 percent of farmers sell their potatoes online this year. Agriculture Minister Yeshey Dorji was responding to a question from Chumey-Ura MP Tshewang Jurmey yesterday at the National Assembly during the question hour. The MP asked the minister what measures had …

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Ambassadors from four countries presented their credentials to His Majesty The King at the Tashichhodzong yesterday. Bhutan established formal diplomatic relations with Poland, Finland, Sweden, and Myanmar in 2012, 1986, 1985, and 2012 respectively

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Bumthang police investigating an alleged child abuse case

The National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) is awaiting an investigation report from the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) on an alleged child abuse case in Bumthang. NCWC director, Kunzang Lhamu, said it is too early to comment on the case, as they have to carry out many tests and …

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KGUMSB’s investiture ceremony recognises trainees and faculty members

KGUMSB’s Faculty of postgraduate Medicine releases 11 MD curricula

When the first batch of Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (KGUMSB) residents graduate next month, the country will have eight more specialists. This would contribute towards addressing lack of human resources in the health sector. Health minister Tandin Wangchuk awarded khaddar to the eight specialists for successfully …

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There are enough employment opportunities: PM

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said in the National Assembly yesterday that there were enough jobs to employ all the unemployed individuals in the country today. Kengkhar-Weringla MP, Rinzin Jamtsho, asked the prime minister about the government’s pledge to provide jobs and stipend to the unemployed. He expressed concerns regarding the …

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Regional health disparity is the biggest gap, says DNT President

Some 40 people gathered at Manthung village in Kanglung during the familiarisation tour of DNT

From health of the patients to the health of the nation, one of the priority activities for Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) would be to revamp medical proficiency and provide better health care services to the people.     DNT President, Dr Lotay Tshering shared this during a familiarisation tour at …

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