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Health Ministry launches HPV vaccines for boys 2020-09-28 09:18:16After 10 years of the introduction of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in the country for 12 to 18 years girls, Health Ministry today

TCB plans to start Druk Neykor in a 2020-09-28 09:17:18Speaking about Tourism and Rural Development on the World Tourism Day yesterday, the Director-General of Tourism Council of Bhutan said that Druk Neyk

Entertainment centre owners hope for rent waivers to 2020-09-28 09:13:20A little over twenty per cent of Chamkhar town’s roughly 130 house owners have waived off their monthly house rents starting March this year acc

LPG supply from India via Phuentshogling is as 2020-09-28 09:04:33The holidays and some disruptions post lockdown are what caused the recent shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders in Thimphu. According t

Closure of the CFM and the vendors 2020-09-28 09:03:10Following the government’s decision to close the Centenary Farmers’ Market in the capital, a few vendors are placed at one of the multi-le

Few Bhutanese workers interested to work in PHPA, 2020-09-28 08:59:01The Punatsangchhu ll hydroelectric project already missed two deadlines. And now, as it strives to meet the third one, it is challenged with a labour

Export of boulders, river bed materials, and minerals 2020-09-28 08:48:15Export of boulders, river bed materials, and minerals from Phuentshogling is back on track. It has been about two weeks since the trade resumed. At th

An independent ‘agency’ to address water problems 2020-09-28 08:39:09Following the importance of water resources and its management highlighted in His Majesty’s recent address to the nation, the government is work

Dolungpai-raksha-cham 2020-09-28 08:08:46The annual Wangdue Phodrang tshechu ended on Saturday. Adapting to the new normal in this pandemic, the devotees witnessed the festival virtually. And

Lyonchhen requests the UN to reset both SDGs 2020-09-26 06:51:03Addressing the virtual General Debate at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly last night, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering requeste

A policeman succumbs to stab injuries 2020-09-24 07:27:18Two police personnel are under custody in Paro after a 23-year-old policeman from Phuentshogling succumbed to stab injuries on Tuesday. The incident o

NHDCL tenants request for rent waivers, Phuentshogling 2020-09-24 07:00:07The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed close to a million lives and devastated livelihoods of millions worldwide. Although Bhutan's fight against the viru


An independent office to address water shortage: PM  2020-09-26 11:12:40The government has lawfully nominated Tenzin Lekphel as BIMSTEC secretary general in the best interests of the country, according to Prime Minister Dr

Bhutan’s first govt. bond, worth Nu 3B, well-received  2020-09-26 11:12:09The issuance of the first-ever sovereign or government bond worth Nu 3 billion (B) with a three-year maturity period has been well-received and fully

Bhutan and Bangladesh to sign preferential trade agreement 2020-09-26 11:11:44Bhutan and Bangladesh have finalised the draft terms and conditions for signing a preferential trade agreement (PTA) that is expected to increase trad

The tobacco dilemma 2020-09-26 11:11:07The government, despite severe criticisms from several groups and political parties, went ahead with the decision to allow the sale of tobacco in the

Netizens on social media are neither an investigating 2020-09-26 11:10:36Netizens becoming both judge and jury is one of many negative impacts of social media in Bhutan. It has become a trend in recent times where an anonym

Nu 3B soft loans availed from ADB and 2020-09-26 11:10:13The government wants to keep the economy ticking over during the Covid-19 pandemic by boosting public spending, but there are challenges as the strate

Wholesale traders waiting for SOP to start importing 2020-09-26 11:09:42Not many wholesalers of goods, especially essentials, have enough stock to last more than a month should there be another lockdown in Phuentsholing, w

Post-lockdown assessment show high rate of compliance 2020-09-26 11:08:45Three weeks after the lockdown, Thimphu has not recorded any positive cases from the community so far.  However, the capital city remains the

Stations report drop in air pollution during lockdown  2020-09-26 11:08:15Confinement measures imposed to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic last month have resulted in an unprecedented fall in air pollutants across th

High aerosol transmission risk at Bhutan-India gate in 2020-09-26 11:07:33Gelephu to date reported eight Covid-19 positive cases including the cases detected from the facility quarantine, containment facility, and outside th

Paro court convicts six in smuggling case 2020-09-26 11:07:06Paro dzongkhag court sentenced six men involved in smuggling goods via the Bhutan-China border earlier this year to a prison term ranging from three t

Eight out of nine red zones test negative 2020-09-26 11:05:11581 individuals from eight clusters of the red zones in Phuentsholing tested negative for Covid-19 yesterday. The clusters will now remain under surve

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