The nation’s health card

The Prime Minister presented the State of the Nation report to the joint sitting in the National Assembly, a day before the closing session, wherein he talked about the status of health services and facilities and the activities planned for the future in health services. Lyonchhen said health care in …

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An update on BOIC

After the concern and doubts expressed by the National Council on the establishment of the Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOIC) during the Question Hour session with the Prime Minister in National Council, the same concern was raised in the National Assembly to the Economic Affairs Minister. The Member of …

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UWICE tagged a Griffon for the first time


The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) in collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany has tagged a Himalayan Griffon for the first time. The Himalayan Griffon vulture was feeding on a carcass of a cow when sighted by a group by the villagers at Wamsis …

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73-year-old man arrested for child molestation

A formal complaint has been lodged with the Wangduephodrang police station against a 73-year-old man accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl since last year. This has also raised the issue on what defines molestation as the Penal Code of Bhutan merely states the crime as “the offence of molestation.” According …

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Recommendations for an improved Civil Service

The civil service system in Bhutan still follows the traditional model, and not the performance system, says a senior analyst of QED presenting his doctoral thesis paper on “Civil Service Reforms in a New Era of Governance in Bhutan,” on May 8 at Hotel Phuntsho Pelri, Thimphu. The event called …

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PM meets the Ambassadors of EU, Austria, Poland and Ireland


The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met with H.E. Mr. Joao Gomes Cravinho, Ambassador of European Union, along with the Polish, Austrian and Irish ambassadors at Dochula on 30th April. Welcoming the Ambassadors to Bhutan, Lyonchhen commended Ambassador Cravinho for his efforts in organizing the first ever such familiarization visit …

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Bhutan could be a role model in combating climate change


Using electric transportation, both private and public, is expected to bring down carbon emission It is a known fact that Bhutan is highly vulnerable to climate change. The melting of Himalayan glaciers are already underway causing Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) and affecting the water supply in Bhutan. There are …

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Gup and gang allegedly batter villager over water source

Lhakpa Tamang, 28, is recovering from the injuries inflicted on him after the Tading Gup and his four staff allegedly assaulted him on the evening of April 9 at his village in Samtse. The incident happened after he along with the parents and younger brother was called to the gewog …

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10 monks fall sick as food poisoning is suspected

Ten monks of Kharchu Dratshang in Bumthang rushed to Bumthang hospital after suffering from symptoms of food poisoning on April 15. The first case was reported at around 1 am in the morning on the day and followed by nine other cases later in the day. Bumthang hospital said, “Our …

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