Latest News

My top priority would be to uphold religion and culture: Home Minister

Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen, 63, who is now minister for home, said his top priority would be to uphold the religion and culture, the country’s sogshing (main essence) and true identity. “Promoting and safeguarding our religion and culture will be the basis of my service, and I will work towards fulfilling …

Read More »

Lyonpo Dorji Tshering, the first minister from Sakteng 

The works and human settlement’s minister Dorji Tshering remains hopeful to benefit from his 12 years experience at the ministry and the expert teams working in the ministry. While Lyonpo Dorji Tshering hoped to contribute from day one of his office with his experience, he said that decision-making and priorities …

Read More »

Lack of awareness and resources hinder intellectual property growth 

Considering the use and application of Intellectual Property (IP) assets in the country, the growth and awareness on IP system remains at a nascent stage to date. According to the department of intellectual property’s annual magazine, 2018, a total of 16,938 trademark applications were filed with the department out of …

Read More »

Towards better policy and visioning

About 28 officials are attending the training in Serbithang (Photo: MoAF)

To achieve food and nutrition security and to enhance rural livelihood, a workshop on agriculture vision and policy is underway at Serbithang in Thimphu. Agriculture secretary, Rinzin Dorji, said that enhancing food and nutrition security, improving rural livelihood and environment management were the primary mandates of the ministry. “The ministry …

Read More »

Conjoined twins ready for separation surgery

Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa with letters from well-wishers, mostly from students across Australia. The surgery to separate the twins will take place at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia today. (Photo: Dr Karma Sherub)

A surgery to separate the conjoined twins Nima and Dawa will take place at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, Australia today. Dr Karma Sherub, a pediatric surgeon with JDWNRH, who is currently in Melbourne said that the twins look good and have become strong and healthy. “They are …

Read More »

Open water canal raises safety concerns in S/jongkhar town

The canal left uncovered runs through Samdrupjongkhar town

With the water canal, which runs through the Samdrupjongkhar town left uncovered, residents are raising concerns on safety issues. Jeewan, a taxi driver, said his daughter who was playing with her friends almost drowned two years ago. He said although the water canal that runs through the town benefits the …

Read More »

“I want to give my best” MoIC minister

Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi, the new minister for information and communications, is ready to roll on whatever challenges there may be on the way. Soon after assuming the office, the 47-year-old minister plans to sit through an orientation programme of a sort with the senior officials of the ministry to …

Read More »

“I am blessed to work at the agriculture ministry” 

Readied with 31 years of experience in the civil service with focus on environment conservation and climate change, Yeshey Penjor, 54, was officially appointed the agriculture minister yesterday. Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor, who was elected from Nubi Tangsibji constituency in Trongsa claims he is aware of the impact of climate change …

Read More »

I am super excited: Health Minister

With vast experience in the public health up her sleeve, Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo, the new health minister, is confident of uplifting health services and to improve the health system of the country. The 42-year-old and a mother of one said that with a background in health, she understood the health …

Read More »

To better understand people with disabilities

Local leaders from 15 gewogs in Trashigang attend the workshop organised by Draktsho

Disability can be prevented but not cured. And, contrary to the widespread belief in the society, it has nothing whatsoever to do with karma. This was among the many things shares as part of awareness during a workshop on disability in Trashigang yesterday. Local leaders of the 15 gewogs took …

Read More »

BNCA and BTF collaborate on drug control 

The MoU was signed on November 6

A Memorandum of Understanding for a collaborative effort on drug control programme was signed between Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) and Bhutan Taekwondo Federation (BTF) on November 6. With the signing of this MoU, the two offices agree to cooperate in their efforts to reduce drug problems among the youth …

Read More »