Tackling traffic congestion during Thimphu Tshechu

Traffic Police urge people to carpool or use just one car per family   Thimphu Traffic Division, Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) expects an increase in traffic flow during the festive occasion of Thimphu Tshechu this year. RBP stated there is 11 percent increase in vehicle numbers compared to 2015. Therefore, …

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First female Gup is re-elected

Namgay Pelden and Pema Wangmo Tamang are the only two female Gups in the country and both happen to be from Dagana, Gesarling and Tashiding. They both worked together in Tashiding Gewog as a NFE instructor. Being the first female Gup in a country, 33 year old Namgay Pelden has …

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BoB launches INR prepaid and JCB cards

Bank of Bhutan launched INR prepaid card, that can be availed even by those without BoB accounts. It allows travellers withdraw INR 50,000 per month from any MasterCard enabled ATM in India and also use for shopping through POS machines.The card is valid for 3 years.  For replacement or renewal, …

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Bear rescued from pension colony


Wildlife Conservation Division officials rescued a Himalayan Black Bear, weighing about 51 kgs, from the Pension Housing colony in Thimphu on September 18. Colony residents who saw the bear in their backyard kitchen garden first tried to chase it away. They informed the rescue office in Taba when the bear …

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Shakespeare back in Bhutan


William Shakespeare’s Play is going to get reintroduced in the school curriculum for 11th and 12th standard from 2017. As part of the launch students from schools in Thimphu staged The Merchant of Venice. To celebrate the event Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay also delivered a Shylock’s Monologue.

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One electrocuted to death and two injured with Cable TV

A 21-year-old man was electrocuted and two other injured in Chuzaygang, Gelephu, while trying to making a new TV cable connection by crossing it over a high-tension electric wire. The deceased was helping his uncle connect the new TV line and was trying to pull the cable wire above the …

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