Tsirang District court sentenced two men and two teenagers to prison term ranging from three to five years for armed robbery.
A valuable elephant tusk measuring 5 feet 7 inches long, along with other valuable ornaments, were stolen from a Lhakhang at Walakha in Guma Gewog under Punakha. The incident happened Friday night.
After six years, the maintenance of 87- kilometre Sunkosh-Dagana road has begun. The road is not just narrow but riddled with potholes. So far, 10 kilometres of the road has been blacktopped.
His Majesty the King granted audience to people of Thrimshing and Kangpar Gewogs in Thrimshing under Trashigang, yesterday.
Monggar Dzongkhag Court sentenced three men to life imprisonment for chorten vandalism. In a verdict passed yesterday, another man was sentenced to 13 years for solicitation and purchase of chortens' nangten, illegally.
: Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment has traced the person responsible for leaking English II question paper for Class XII board examination. The paper was leaked on the eve of the examination. BCSEA had carried out investigation after they received a complaint that the paper was ...
In an effort to support and educate parents and community members about disabilities, the Ability Bhutan Society, a Civil Society Organisation, recently conducted advocacy and awareness programme in Samtse Dzongkhag.
Rural-urban migration has not spared Nabji and Korphu villages in Trongsa. About a dozen houses of the 65 houses are empty in Nabji and 22 out of 81 houses in Korphu are empty.
More than 30 journalists, mostly from private print media, have left the profession since 2009, the key factor being financial constraints.
The government has decided to give the Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, an Authorised Absence' in connection with alleged corruptions related to Lhakhang Karpo's renovation.
Druk Phuensum Tshopga will not pay Bha- the monetary surety of Nu.75 Million- as demanded by the Special Adviser to the National Environment Commission, Dasho Paljor J. Dorji, popularly known as Dasho Benji.
Retaining qualified teachers continues to pose a challenge, the education ministry says. Considerable number of teachers is leaving the profession every year, the annual education statistics 2014 reveals. From 2008 to 2014, more than 1,500 teachers have left the profession.
Number of people abusing drugs is on the rise. The Royal Bhutan Police arrested 530 male and 31 female in 2013. The number went up to 711 in 2014.
: The police are still on the lookout for the suspect of a homicide case that took place in Thimphu.
His Majesty the King celebrated the traditional day of offering or the Chunyipai Losar with the people of Lhuentse yesterday.
Punakha Dratshang has three new Kudungs of Sha, Paro and Tshogchen. The three Kudungs were appointed by the Dorji Lopen of the Zhung Dratshang this morning. The appointment is in line with the age-old tradition, coinciding with the Traditional Day of offering.
The Permanent Representative of Bhutan to the United Nations and Other International Organisations in Geneva, Daw Penjo, presented his credentials to the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, yesterday.
Members of the Opposition party say the government has not been able to stimulate the economy, despite many promises it made through the Economic Stimulus Plan .
:Even after four months, the whereabouts of two men, who were abducted from Shantipur in India, are still not known.
The Opposition Party says they are not happy with the Cabinet's decision to hand over the management of Community Information Centres to Bhutan Development Bank Limited from Bhutan Post.
The Opposition Party says they want the three 'surrendered' secretaries back to the service until an independent and transparent investigation, being undertaken by the Royal Civil Service Commission , is complete. They were speaking to media yesterday.
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has directed the education ministry and the royal civil service commission to undertake an overall review on the issue of B.Ed graduates.
During the meet the opposition today, members of the opposition party pointed out that the government's approach to the leakage of English Paper II for class XII was a case of 'national administration and governance failure'.
Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay is back in the country after an eight-day visit to India. Along with the Prime Minister, the Bodhi tree sapling; that was gifted to Bhutan to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, was also flown in.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay is back in the country after eight-day visit to India. Along with the Prime Minister, the Bodhi tree sapling; that was gifted to Bhutan to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of Bhutan, was also flown in.
A Nu.41M Urban Water Supply Scheme for Gola Town, under Tashichhoeling Gewog in Samtse, begins after a ground breaking ceremony, yesterday.
The 126-megawatt Dagachhu hydropower project will be complete in March 15, this year. It was last delayed in October when the connection channel developed cracks, during a test.
A Bhutanese short film titled Lo Sum Choe Sum or three year three month retreat will be premiered at Berlin International Film Festival, the first for Bhutan.
Drukair's domestic flight operations to Bumthang will be temporarily suspended from 25th of this month till the February 17 as the airline's domestic plane ATR will be flown to India for maintenance.
Sangla Village, under Samtse Gewog, is now connected with a six-kilometre farm road. The road will benefit over eighty families of the Sangla- a home to Lepcha Community- located towards the South-East of Samtse.
Gyetsa mini power project, in Chhumig in Bumthang has been defunct for the last one and a half years and the Bhutan Power Corporation has started repair works to curb the frequent power blackouts in Bumthang.
The Disabled Persons' Association of Bhutan received assistive devices, worth Nu.800, 000 from a charity called PhysioNet founded in York, England.
The ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the five-kilometre farm road in La Bar and Kheng Zor Chiwog under Khar Gewog in Pema Gatshel was held yesterday.
Farmers in Ramjar Gewog, Trashi Yangtse are worried about their potato yield this year. Although, they reaped bountiful last year, this year, it is expected to drop significantly as they did not get enough fertilisers on time.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay called on the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the India's capital, New Delhi, yesterday.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay met with the Minister of Home Affairs of India, Rajnath Singh in New Delhi, today. Lyonchhen also met with the Minister of Defense, Manohar Parrikar, Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, the Converner of the BJP Overseas ...
A Bhutanese teenage cyclist took the second place and bagged a silver medal at the Dharan Showdown Mountain Biking Championship, held at Nepal. Jigme Tenzin, 16, completed the cross country race, in junior category, just four seconds later than the first rider.
Football coaches from 18 dzongkhags are meeting in Gelegphu to take stock of the achievements in the last six months and the action plan for the coming six months. Some of the participants pointed out lack of proper football ground and sporting materials as a stumbling block in developing the sport ...
Petrol and diesel prices will drop by Rs. 2 a litre with effect from Friday midnight. This comes after Indian Oil Corporation announced the new rates in Delhi today.
His Holiness the Je Khenpo appointed new Lam Neten of Samdrup Jongkhar, today.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay called on the Vice-President of India, Mohammid Hamid Ansari. The two discussed relations between Bhutan and India.
: The English II paper for class XII, which was leaked, will be evaluated starting tomorrow.
A 76-year-old man from Yongphula under Kanglung Gewog in Trashigang has been sentenced to five years in prison for raping his physically and mentally challenged granddaughter.
A major problem the judiciary in the country faces is to ensure trust and confidence of the people in the justice delivery system. The judiciary feels the constant amendments and enactments of the laws contribute to the trust deficit.
For Bhutan to be able to be fully equipped to combat Ebola, the country would require Nu.52.08 M. However, Bhutan has been able to mobilise only Nu.1.2 M for the first phase.
The Ministry of Information and Communications has drafted the charter of the Bhutan Media Council. The Media Council will work as an arbitrator to resolve issues between news writers and news makers.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay spent the entire day visiting various places in the Indian state of Gujurat, including the birth place of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
A dead body of a man was found outside the central plaza building located near Shearee Square in Changjalu, Thimphu. The police suspect it to be a case of homicide.
Commercial banks in the country today are flooded with excess money, meaning total deposits have increased and lending slowed down by a huge margin. This phenomenon is often termed as excess liquidity in financial term.
His Holiness the Je Khenpo is presiding over Samdrup Jongkhar's first-ever Moenlam Chenmo. The week-long Moenlam Chenmo began, today.