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18 individuals disallowed to collect cordyceps in Soe 2019-09-19 06:26:38Eighteen individuals of Soe Gewog in Lingzhi could not collect cordyceps this year. The forest officials from the Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) cla

MHPA’s unit 1 under maintenance 2019-09-19 06:17:16The first Unit of 720MW Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority in Trongsa is temporarily shutdown since the 7th of this month. The management said

HAIs highest at National Referral Hospital, a survey 2019-09-19 06:17:10According to a daylong survey conducted last year, the national referral hospital recorded the highest Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) with more

Education ministry targets 75% adult literacy rate by 2019-09-19 06:17:02The education ministry targets to achieve 75 per cent adult literacy rate by 2023. The adult literacy rate is the percentage of people aged 15 and abo

HC upholds District Court’s judgement in favour of 2019-09-19 06:11:53The High Court(HC) upheld the Thimphu District Court's judgement asking Bank of Bhutan (BoB) to reinstate one of its employees and pay a compens

Local designers exhibit their products after a training 2019-09-19 06:11:45To promote Bhutanese cultural sustainability by integrating traditional weaving, embroidery, and tailoring skills with contemporary product developmen

Bhutan lost 10-1 to Yemen in AFC U-16 2019-09-19 06:11:02Bhutan lost their opening match of the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers as they were beaten 10-1 by Yemen today. The post Bhutan lost 10-1 to Yem

Gelegphu Thromde to investigate subletting of plots at 2019-09-18 06:54:54Subleasing plots at the new Industrial Service Centre (ISC) in Gelegphu by some plot owners, who had already acquired plots in the area, was pointed o

Local Govt. in SJ sceptical of taking over 2019-09-18 06:53:13The Local Government (LG) in Samdrup Jongkhar is sceptical of taking over the gewog centre (GC) roads from the Department of Roads (DoR). Local leader

Medium-scale wool processing centre in Merag benefits the 2019-09-18 06:53:00For the women of Merag in Trashigang, processing wool is now no longer laborious as it used to be. This is because of a community-based medium-sc

Hotline number for patients to share their grievances 2019-09-17 06:37:44The health ministry launched a hotline number for patients to share their grievances, coinciding with the first-ever World Patient Safety Day in Tsira

Stock market sees significant growth 2019-09-17 06:37:36The Bhutanese stock market, considered among the smallest stock markets in the world, has been seeing significant growth since the last five years. Go


Lord Vishwakarma statue cannot go into river 2019-09-18 06:08:10In the Hindu belief system, the 17th day of September is a special day. It is a day Vishwakarma Puja or Vishwakarma Jayanti. This day is observed in r

Ensuring patient’ safety 2019-09-18 06:07:13Bhutanese need not resort to social media to vent their frustrations on poor medical service or alleged mistreatment of patients with the launch of a&

Four forestry officials suspended 2019-09-18 06:06:00Four forestry officials, a ranger and three foresters, from Wangduephodrang forest division were suspended after an investigation team from Thimphu fo

Religion in conflict with environment 2019-09-18 06:05:26Call it bad or perfect timing, on the eve of the Bishwakarma Puja, the department of forest and park services issued a notification to ensure that sta

NPAGE to promote gender equality 2019-09-18 06:04:56Although not too blatantly obvious as it is in other societies, traditional Bhutanese aphorisms such as Pho Zhenru Bjinme, Mo Draru Lemi and Zeko Karu

Baunijhora bridge problem continues to irk commuters 2019-09-18 06:03:40Hundreds of vehicles were stranded at Pasakha’s Baunijhora after a flashflood submerged the bridge on the night of September 16. The bridge open

Establishing immigration and customs offices at Samrang integrated 2019-09-18 06:02:49Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) decided to submit a proposal to concerned authorities to study and establish immigration and customs offices at

Suspected dengue patient from Thimphu admitted to JDWNRH 2019-09-18 06:01:32An 83-year-old woman from Wang Sisina in Thimphu has been admitted to the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) with a suspected d

Bhutan takes on Yemen today 2019-09-18 06:00:48Bhutan’s under-16 national team will play Yemen in the first game of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Boys Championship Qualification

To step down or not 2019-09-17 06:07:45Zhemgang’s Goshing gup, Sangay Lethro, remains suspended for more than a year now for alleged corruption even as the case is ongoing in the Panb

Dengue cases on the decline in P/ling 2019-09-17 06:06:40More than two months since the first dengue case was reported, dengue fever case is on the decline in Phuentsholing. The hospital usually receives the

MHPA’s two turbines stop working 2019-09-17 06:05:35Two turbines of the recently inaugurated Mangdechhu hydroelectric project stopped functioning for the last few days. The Joint Managing Director of MH

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Slowdown in Indian economy to impact Bhutan 2019-09-07 01:52:44Concerns over impact on exports, tourism, more expensive imports and joint projects The first chapter of Bhutan’s National Budget Report for the

Sonam Tamang drops down to 30 kg and 2019-09-07 01:50:56Meanwhile a Japanese doctor has asked Dhan Maya to urgently get a neck surgery done for herself The news from Japan on Sonam Tamang’s health is

Heath Ministry looking into baby death and ambulance 2019-09-07 01:47:45The death of a month and 14 days old baby girl in Dagana as her family waited for an out of fuel ambulance shocked the nation last week. The baby lost

RCSC’s non-action on 4 separate administrative charges against 2019-09-07 01:38:53The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) despite a recommendation by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) decided to not suspend Sherab Tenzin, Direc

MoLHR signs up for another controversial employment program 2019-08-31 01:11:59The program has been criticized in Japan and internationally for a high rate of deaths and abuse of foreign workers The Labour Minister says that Bhut

Crisis for Govt as Home Minister is convicted 2019-08-31 01:07:28Home Minister and RICBL officials have appealed to high court In what came as a major shock to the DNT government, the Thimphu Dzongkhag court on 27th

Baby dies as Ambulance is ‘out of fuel’ 2019-08-30 23:49:47Picture of the baby when she was still alive. She passed away later. (Picture used after consent of the family)  A baby girl, aged one month and

DNT stands to lose Home Minister after conviction 2019-08-27 08:44:58The Thimphu District Court’s conviction of the current Home Minister Lyonpo Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen today for two months for claiming vehicle ins

ACC asks OAG to reconsider dropping of charges 2019-08-27 01:24:47In December 2017 the ACC had forwarded a case to the OAG with the charge that the former RICBL CEO, Namgyel Lhendup has embezzled Nu 237,907 from the

His Majesty The King granted an Audience to 2019-08-24 02:27:12His Majesty The King granted an Audience to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the Throne Room of the Tashichhodzong on 17th August. The Prime Minis

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