News

346 HIV cases in total

Arelease by the Health Ministry found 25 new HIV cases in the last six months. This would mean that the total aids cases now goes up to 346 of which 173 are male and 173 are female. Of the numbers so far 84 are unemployed, 57 are farmers, 52 are …

Read More »

Machiavelli was right

The shocking lesson isn’t that politics demands dirty hands, but that politicians shouldn’t care You remember the photograph: President Obama hunched in a corner of the Situation Room with his national-security staff, including Hillary Clinton with a hand over her mouth, watching the live feed from the compound in Pakistan …

Read More »

Engaging with the public

One of the many ways the government interacts with the general public is through its ‘Meet-the-People’ program initiated after it took up office in August. Meet-the-People program is a feedback and public grievance redressal system where the people can directly meet the Prime Minister and the Cabinet Ministers, without seeking …

Read More »

18th India House Golf Tournament concludes

His Royal Highness Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck and Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay graced the prize distribution ceremony of the India House Golf tournament 2013 on November 10. The tournament was organized at the India House Golf Club, Thimphu, over a period of five days from November 5 to 9 to commemorate …

Read More »

Massive impact on paddy yield in Paro

The dzongkhag and gewog extension agents in Paro have conducted a preliminary survey required for damage assessment caused by the recent tropical cyclone Phailin on paddy harvest in Paro. The preliminary report found that approximately 65% of paddy production has been affected in nine gewogs except Naja. The preliminary report …

Read More »

Court grants bail to mother

A 30-year-old woman who was detained by the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) in Wangdue Phodrang for accidently suffocating her two-week-old baby in her drunken state on August 18 has been granted bail by the Wangdue Phodrang District Court. The bail amount was paid by Sher Maya Gurung, 26, who took …

Read More »

Court sentences father to three years and three months

The father who was alleged of killing his new born baby on the night of March 14 in Sephu under Wangdue Phodrang has been slapped with a prison term of three years and three months by the Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag Court last week. The 25-year-old culprit was detained by the …

Read More »

“Training of Trainers”

To build in-house capacity as well as building a network of trained professionals to be able to deliver quality in country training a 10 day workshop on “Training of Trainers” was concluded successfully at Bhutan Media and Communications Institute (BMCI), capital on September 27. The training was conducted as an …

Read More »

PM meets the Japanese dignitaries

An eminent 10-member d elegation led by chairperson of Special Committee on Official Development Assistance (ODA) of the House of Councilors, H.E. Ms. Eriko Yamatani called on Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang, Thursday. The delegation and Lyonchhen discussed on pertinent areas of development for extending Official Development …

Read More »