Local News

Lightning strike hits 5

A nine-year old student was admitted in hospital after being electrocuted by a metal pole hit by a lightning strike in lower Goshi in Dagana on 12th March at around 4.30 pm. Four others were also admitted to hospital due to minor injuries caused by the same lightning  strike. The …

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An abandoned man

Near a muddy stream in Babesa, Thimphu, is a makeshift hut of plastic and bamboo. It is home to a man in his mid 50s who suffers from a speech disability and one side of his body is paralysed. Several Thimphu residents who have walked through the area, below the …

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BKP introduces South Thimphu candidate

The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam party (BKP) announced Norbu Tshering from Semtokha, Thimphu, as its candidate from South Thimphu. Norbu Tshering worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the West Nile Rural Electrification Company Limited, Uganda (South Africa) from November 2015 to November 2017. After joining Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) in …

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Former BBS radio anchor to contest NC election from Wangdue

Dawa Tshering, 31, from Rukubji village under Sephu Gewog in Wangdue Phodrang has declared his candidature for the upcoming National Council election. Dawa Tshering holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Language and Culture Studies from the Institute of Language and Cultural Studies (ILCS), Semtokha, and has also studied Tourism Marketing in …

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Former Finance Secretary Lam Dorji joins BKP

On January 31 2018, a week after the first flush of this season’s snowfall in Haa, Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) announced Lam Dorji, former Finance Secretary, as its candidate from Bji-Katsho-Uesu constituency in Haa. The party also opened its Dzongkhag Party Office amid much excitement of its members and supporters …

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RSTA introduces etest for driving license

The regional Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) office in Phuentsholing has introduced an online driving test (eTest) to curb the culture of favoritism and nepotism, as perceived by the public, in the issue of driving licenses. “We have many traffic rules to maintain smooth and safe traffic and one …

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The First JCB Operator Training Center in Thimphu

An Operator Training Centre to train earthmover operators, enhance safety at the worksite and meet the shortage of skilled machine operators in the construction and mining sector, opened this week in Thimphu. Regulated by the ministry of work and human settlement (MoWHS) the JCB Backhoe Operator Training Center (OTC) took …

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