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A 10-year-old VTI plan in Pema Gatshel 2019-05-10 07:30:19The people of Pema Gatshel Dzongkhag are waiting for a Vocational Training Institute (VTI) in Dungmaed Gewog. It was promised about a decade ago. And

BT will have mobile network backup system by 2019-05-10 07:30:12Bhutan will not face a telecommunication calamity in case a major disaster damages the core mobile network systems in Thimphu. This is because Bhutan

New orchid species discovered in Gelegphu 2019-05-10 07:30:05A new orchid species has been discovered in Gelegphu by a research team from the National Biodiversity Centre. Named in reference to the place where i

Parents volunteer to operate mobile ECCD centres in 2019-05-10 07:29:57To ensure every child gets equal opportunity in their early years, the education ministry has started a pilot program called mobile Early Child Care D

No more registers and logbooks; it’s Online! 2019-05-10 07:27:10The Gongthong Middle Secondary School in Trashigang is embracing technology to take attendance and to keep other records. The post No more registers a

Four-day Bhutan construction fair begins in Thimphu 2019-05-10 07:26:37Against the increasing number of constructions happening in the country, the construction industry has been slow in adopting new technologies. So in a

Health officials in Tsirang attend PEN interventions protocol 2019-05-10 07:25:25Health officials of Tsirang are undergoing training on Package of Essential Non-Communicable Disease (PEN) interventions protocol in pursuit 

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graces BRCS Foundation Day 2019-05-09 07:01:58Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen met with the participants of a training for first responders during disasters, held by the Bhutan Red Cross Society (BRCS) t

300 more taxis to switch to electric vehicles 2019-05-09 07:01:09In the latest development towards the implementation of Bhutan Sustainable Low-Emission Urban Transport system, the Ministry of Information and Commun

Thimphu Thromde increases lifespan of Memelakha landfill 2019-05-09 07:01:02To increase the lifespan of the Memelakha landfill, the Thimphu Thromde recently carried out a major renovation. The lifespan has now been increased b


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Exporters to visit Bangladesh to sort out boulder 2019-05-11 07:56:28A team comprising of boulder exporters and officials from the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) will travel to Nakugoan in Bangladesh on May 13 to re

Picture story 2019-05-11 07:55:39His Holiness the Je Khenpo offered special prayers and lit a thousand butter lamps yesterday for the victims of Sri Lanka bombing last month, the vict

Going to Bhutan? No plastic then, say Jaigaon 2019-05-11 07:54:46Plastic ban had hit the country’s biggest commercial town of Phuentsholing quite unexpectedly and hard last month. More than 100 business entiti

Third construction fair opens in Thimphu  2019-05-11 07:53:12Last year, Thimphu Thromde approved the proposals to construct 170 buildings in the city alone. With about 2,500 contractors and about 11, 403 heavy v

There are lots under the surface (collection) 2019-05-11 07:52:29Going by recent issues surfacing on surface collection of boulders and exporting them to Bangladesh, there seem to be a rush – a big one. Locate

Plenary refers all 23 LG petitions to ministries 2019-05-11 07:50:15The agenda setting plenary of the National Assembly held on May 9 referred all 23 petitions from local governments to relevant ministries. Most petiti

RCSC to review HR requirements for local governments 2019-05-11 07:49:26To ensure successful implementation of the 12th Plan, the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) will conduct a demand-based review of staffing through

Lottery winning monk offers bolero to help carry 2019-05-11 07:48:41To help people carry bodies to the cremation site, Lhab Tshering, a monk in his 30s offered a bolero truck to the Namgyal Choling Dratshang this year.

WASH facilities good but health centers inaccessible to 2019-05-11 07:47:01Lack of accessibility to health facilities for persons with disabilities in health care centers of rural areas was one of the major challenges in the

Conserving biodiversity remains a challenge for Bhutan  2019-05-11 07:46:01One million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, according to a United Nations report released May 4. “This loss is a direct

Water Woes: Investments, Infrastructures, Policies and Advocacies  2019-05-11 07:45:31The expenditure made by the government to address water issues has not translated into the desired output to provide 24×7 access to safe and rel

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Fani retreats but leaves behind 8 dead, chortens 2019-05-07 01:51:23According to the information provided by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) under Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MOHCA), heavy rainfa

DNT checking DNT: Party moves to elect separate 2019-05-07 01:47:19A recent piece of advice by the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) party to the cabinet on the pay commission report took the government by surprise. At a tim

As Hotels proliferate TCB to recommend a relook 2019-05-06 23:41:51Be it Thimphu, Paro, Phuentsholing or Bumthang, there is a growing crisis of oversupply of hotels leading to dwindling hotel occupancy rates and along

Bhutanese family not to be deported after online 2019-05-05 00:13:07In what will be good news Kinley Wangchuck (second from right in the photo), an 18 year old student with hearing loss, and his family will n

8 dead in Thimphu-Tsirang bus accident 2019-05-04 09:18:28Today morning a Bumpa Transport bus going on the Thimphu-Tsirang route was hit by falling boulders which pushed it below the road. The bus, as a

Breaking: Cyclonic storm FANI to have peripheral impact 2019-04-30 05:52:38According to the National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM) Bhutan will most likely not feel the direct impact of cyclone Fani, but it will

BRAND BHUTAN or CHEAP BHUTAN : Bhutan being 2019-04-27 01:51:08Cheaper than many mass tourism sites in India the added incentive for Bhutan is being a cheap foreign destination along with Kathmandu Bhutan has been

Extraordinarily high Nu 167.20 mn estimate for 2.5 2019-04-27 01:09:08The cost is higher than that for constructing an entirely new road An anonymous letter addressed to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) with copies t

22 cases of infant death in JDWNRH NICU 2019-04-27 00:49:32JDWNRH says deaths mainly due to complications from premature birth The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) unit of JDWNRH had 22 cases of infant deat

With regional tourists taking over TCB lowers its 2019-04-20 02:28:211.5 bn approved by cabinet for the Tourism Flagship program Until recently, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) aimed to get in 500,000 tourists by 20

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