the nation

Outbreak of Parvoviral Enteritis (Parvo) among dogs

A significant increase in number of dogs infected with Parvo disease has been recorded at the veterinary hospital in Chubachu, Thimphu starting from the end of the February. An average of 4-5 dogs a day, which around more than 60 dogs in a month, are detected positive for the parvoviral …

Read More »

Three more electrical incinerators for Thimphu cremation ground

untitled-5

Thimphu city has recently installed three electrical incinerators at the Hejo cremation ground in March. There are now four electrical incinerators in the ground. The purchase of the incinerators, at USD 75,300 from Bangkok, Thailand, was funded by the Royal Government of Bhutan, excluding the expenditure for shipping, transportation, charges …

Read More »

MoF dismisses tax rumors and announces National Inventory

Finance Minister Lyonpo Namgay Dorji dismissed widespread rumors that there would be an impending vehicle tax in the upcoming budget. He said that the source of the rumors was an old news article of 2014 when a vehicle tax increase had actually happened. Meanwhile the minister announced that the Ministry …

Read More »

3 Thimphu schools bag Reading Year honors

As a tribute to the 60th birth anniversary of the fourth Druk Gyalpo, 2015 was declared as the National Reading Year. Every school across the country took part recording the number of books read by the students. The first price was bagged by the Zilnon Namgyelling Primary School in Thimphu. …

Read More »

Bhutan joins earth hour today

Bhutan will join rest of the world in observing the Earth Hour today by switching off the lights  for 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. The day is observed on the last Saturday of March every year because it’s about the time of the spring and fall equinoxes in the northern …

Read More »

Two boys arrested for burglary

Changjiji CPC arrested two boys for robbing two houses on 3 February from Changjiji colony. Both the boys are school dropouts and are 17 years old. One is from Mongar while the other one from Tsirang. From one house, they stole a canon camera, coronation coins and some dollars while …

Read More »

Govt building housing units for low income families.

In an effort to minimize Bhutanese citizens living in the bordering areas, the government has now started a project to build more than 300 housing units for the people. The Minister of Works and Human Settlement, Lyonpo Dorji Choden said that 3 different areas have been identified to build those …

Read More »

Two men in Phuntsholing arrested for possession of drugs

Phuentsholing police arrested two men from Centennial Hotel, Phuentsholing on 16th February at around 10:30 pm. They were arrested based upon the information given by the informer. The two men were arrested in possession of 1,414 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon (Sp), 119 tablets of N10, 9 bottles of Corex and 9 …

Read More »