Six police officers including a woman officer who will be soon leaving for a year-long assignment at the United Nations Mission in Liberia as peacekeepers.
The Child Protection Expert Committee of Zhung Dratshang observed the first ever World Day of Prayer and Action for Children in Thimphu, Trongsa, Trashigang and Lhuentse, today.
Bhutan Archery Federation has taken its national game promotion initiative a step further by taking the game to schools. Archery clubs have been formed in four schools under Kanglung Gewog.
The Minster of Works and Human Settlement introduced the Tenancy Amendment Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2014 at the National Council, today.
The onslaught of pests and other unknown diseases have resulted in poor apple yield this year in Dawakha, Paro. Experts, who visited the apple orchards, were unsure as to what caused the trees to die, beside pests.
The construction of a house in Shari Gewog in Paro has been suspended after the Land Record Officials found the land belonged to the public. The house belongs to a retired land official, Tenzin Thinley.
The Agriculture and Forests Ministry has been working in close contact with the local community of Tang Gewog in Bumthang.
The second meeting of the Bhutan-India Small Development Project Committee was held in Thimphu, today.
The Prime Minister Tshering Tobagy has instructed that students across the country be put on a month-long vitamin B complex supplement. This is to prevent further outbreaks of peripheral neuropathy in schools.
Bhutan will continue to grapple with the shortage of health workers during the current Five Year Plan. The Labour and Human Resources Minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, say there would be a shortage of more than 1,500 health workers in the country, during the 11th Five Year Plan.
His Holiness the Je Khenpo conferred Toedtse Jim to a Japanese monk for completing 10 years of study and practice of Buddhism in Bhutan.
The National Assembly endorsed most of the recommendations made by the National Council on the Office of the Attorney General Bill 2014.
Most young Bhutanese in Trongsa, Zhemgang and Samtse are malnourished, reveals a survey conducted by Tarayana Foundation.
Bhutan joined the world to observe the World Toilet Day in Thimphu, today. The day was observed to create awareness on sanitation, hygiene and water supply.
The Office of Attorney General , while submitting nine evidence, said the former Royal Advisory Councillor, Chang Ugyen should be convicted for acquiring land through illegal means.
Dagana Dzongkhag Court sentenced the Principal of Drujeygang Higher Secondary School to three months in prison for inflicting corporal punishment on a student.
In the ongoing country's biggest sporting event, the King's Cup, Ugyen Academy FC of Bhutan played against Abahani Limited FC from Bangladesh yesterday
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, said the non-hydropower debt has come down. During today's discussion in the National Assembly, Lyonchhen said the decrease is by 10 percent, which is equivalent to Nu.5.6 billion.
Proper procedures were not followed while appointing the serving Managing Director of the Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation, according to the Opposition.
The Penal Code of Bhutan 2011 should be reviewed, especially section 183, say the petition put up by the people of Dagana through Drukjeygang-Tseza MP, Karma Dorji.
The Bio-Safety Bill of Bhutan, 2014 was introduced in the National Council, today. Introducing the bill, the Agriculture and Forests Minister, Yeshey Dorji said the Government has a precautionary policy concerning genetically modified organisms to protect the rich domestic and wild biodiversity of ...
Preterm birth, newborn babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, is the leading cause of death in the newborns during the first month of life. It is also one of the major causes of child deaths under five years of age in the country.
As part of government's efforts to reduce import of livestock products, the government is encouraging farmers to take up fish farming. Lhamoi Dzingkha Gewog in Dagana recently was given 40,000 fingerlings by the National Centre for Aquaculture or the NCA to start up commercial fish farms.
Instead of paying Nu.160,000 in cash, the National Assembly, today, decided to provide vehicle quota to civil servants above P3 level.
The total budget allocated to the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources has been revised to Nu.515.7 MN.
Heritage Sites Journal on Archeology in Bhutan is expected to strengthen archeological works and help preserve cultural heritage sites in the country.
: The Office of Attorney General submitted 12 evidences against Land Record Officer, Sonam Norbu, during the evidence hearing, today. The OAG said the handwriting on the tampered Thrams of land belonging to Chang Ugyen, was Sonam Norbu's.
The National Assembly passed the Doha Amendments to the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, today. However, some of the Parliamentarians said if it would be possible to reduce green house gas emission to 18 percent from 2013 to 2020.
The representative members of the National Council brought up the issue of sitting fees Local Government's members, today. The sitting fees for the LG members while attending Gewog Tshogde, Dzongkhag Tshogdu and Thromde Tshogde are different.
Five life prisoners, who have served a minimum of 22 years in prison, were sent to Gasa to work at the dzong renovation site, yesterday.
Thousands had gathered at Taktse Institute of Language and Culture Studies in Trongsa to seek blessings from His Holiness the Je Khenpo, yesterday.
: The Bhutan Power Corporation's Technician, who was on duty when four men were electrocuted, is under police custody. If found guilty, the case will be forwarded to the court, said the Police.
The government is yet to respond to the National Council on the resolution the Upper House had submitted to observe ban on import of second-hand cars. The Members of the National Council raised the issue on Friday.
The Police in Punakha arrested a 47-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his brother-in-law. The victim has sustained injuries on his left side of his face and jaw. He had also sustained with multiple cuts on his hands and legs.
Tsirang District Court sentenced a 24-year-old man from Tongsingnang, Tsirangtoe for nine years and six months in prison. He was charged for raping a 15-year-old student.
Bhutan's National Basketball Team lost to Mongolia by three baskets and to China by two baskets, today. The team is competing in the ongoing fourth Asian Beach Games. The event began Phuket in Thailand on Friday.
The Chief Justice, Lyonpo Sonam Tobgye, has formally retired, at 65. He made a formal submission for his retirement to His Majesty the King, about a month ago.
Should the constitutional post holders, members and commissioners of the constitutional offices resign from the civil service to work in the constitutional offices?
The National Council discussed the land compensation rate, today. Some members said the compensation rate has to be revised.
His Royal Highness Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck graced the textile exhibition in Lhuentse, today.
The five Registered political Parties of Bhutan established the Bhutan Democracy Dialogue with the signing of Charter for Bhutan Democracy Dialogue with the Election Commission of Bhutan, today.
To establish a business registration system and to provide a legal status to all enterprises not covered under the Companies Act 2000, the Enterprise Registration Bill 2014 was presented in the National Assembly, today.
The Annual Druk Wangyel Traditional Archery Tournament, which is supposed to begin tomorrow, has now been postponed by a week. This comes following a row over the use of pheasant feathers on arrows. The Department of Forest and Park Service doesn't allow it as the bird is an endangered species. But ...
In the finals of the Eastern Dzongkhag Yangphel style Archery Tournament, team Nagtsho Samden from Samdrup Jongkhar took away the first prize, and each player was given a LED 22 inch TV. The second prize, a refrigerator each went to team Trashigang Dzongkhag while team Timsung Charo with a washing ...
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development's knowledge is located in Godavari, the southern slopes of Kathmandu, Nepal.
A Gross Domestic Product growth rate of 2.05 percent is a clear indication of a troubled economy, said the Economic Affairs Minister, Norbu Wangchuk.
Bhutan should not tackle the issues of education system alone, according to former President of Finland, Tarja Kaarina Halonen. She said other countries are also facing similar problems related to education, just like Bhutan.
Many dzongkhags are strictly implementing the circular from the National Land Commission which directs the dzongkhags and gewogs to abide by the National Land Act 2007. The Land Act states encroachment of state-owned land is an offence of petty misdemeanour.
His Holiness the Je Khenpo appointed Lopen Sangay Dorji as the new Letshog Lopen of the Zhung Dratshang, today.
Four men in Trashigang were electrocuted yesterday. Other two are being treated at the Bidung BHU.