A 19-year-old woman was gang raped on Wednesday, during the night of Vishwakarma Puja in Thai Temple area in Thimphu. The incident took place at around 10:30 pm.
Rescue operations to save a Bolero vehicle with a BG number, which had skid off road into the river near Chhuzom, was abandoned because of harsh weather conditions.
The Chief Justice, Sonam Tobgye, attended the passing out parade of the 13th batch of DeSuung Programme in Wangdue Phodrang Training centre, today.
A 55-year-old woman, working as caretaker at a gewog centre in Paro, was reportedly battered by her superiors. The incident occurred on September 16. The victim was reportedly manhandled by the Administrative officer and the Gup of Naja Gewog.
The Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative is implementing a project called "Climate change mitigation through reduced use of fuel wood and waste management".
A good representation of Parliamentarians and Senior Civil Servants is what the ongoing DeSuup Training programme has. From adjusting to time, respect for others and taking off their titles during the two-week programme, it has been both a challenging path, as well as a rewarding experience for the ...
The distribution of domestic LPG will be now streamlined through the LPG Consumer Card System.
The discussion for retirement benefits and other entitlements for the local leaders continue as the Local Government Entitlement Bill awaits endorsement. The local leaders of Tsirang are concerned about retirement benefits more than other entitlements.
Travel Allowance and Daily Subsistence Allowance is one of the most discussed issues among the civil servants, these days.
Bhutan Postal Corporation Limited introduced city bus service in the capital in 2002. Since then, it has been steadily providing service to the people. Although, the people admit that city bus service is a cheap mode of transportation, they suggest for an increased number of city buses in the near ...
A consultative meeting between Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, and contractors from across the country was held in the capital, today. Around 500 contractors attended the meeting.
Explosives worth about Nu.100,000 has been lying in a room near the Jigme Chhoeling Gewog Centre in Sarpang Dzongkhag for the last seven months. A few people, living nearby, say it undermines their safety.
A class 10 student, who was among those abducted in Sarpang, has decided to drop this year's semester. Pranab Subba, 17, who was kept confined by the abductors across the border for a month, said he has missed many classes because of which he may not be able to perform his broad exam well.
Bhutan's arm forces are now participating in United Nations peacekeeping missions, the first of its kind for Bhutan. Two officers from the Royal Bhutan Army and one officer from the Royal Body Guard left the country to serve as peacekeepers in the Middle East and Africa. The assignments will mark ...
A former land record officer with the National Land Commission, Sonam Norbu, rebutted the allegations made against him by the Office of Attorney General , at the Thimphu District Court, this morning.
A man from Naja Gewog under Paro, who is involved in Tokey Gecko case, has supposedly absconded. An arrest warrant has been issued against him, the court says.
The Narcotic Drug and Law Enforcement Unit of Phuentshogling Police detained a 25-year-old man from Pema Gatshel in connection with illegal possession of controlled substances.
A bear mauled a 34-year-old man from in Kangpar Gewog in Trashigang. He suffered major injuries on his right eye. He is undergoing treatment at JDWNR Hospital in Thimphu.
His Majesty The King granted land Kidu to 6,718 households, including those who were eligible for land substitution in Zhemgang, yesterday.
The police have apprehended a health worker for circulating the picture of Bumthang's suicide victims. He was detained on September 12, two days after the incident.
The Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, and Indian Ambassador, Gautam Bambawale, offered prayers and lit a thousand butter lamps at the Kuenrey in Tashichhodzong, today.
The former Royal Advisory Councillor, Chang Ugyen, refuted the Office of the Attorney General's allegations against him of creating a fake land registration certificate, in his opening statement before the Thimphu District Court, this morning.
The much-delayed Amochu Bridge is finally nearing completion. Only seven percent of the work remains with the arch complete.
A body of a man was recovered from the Kurichhu Hydropower Dam this morning, after a week long search. The Police handed over the body to the family members.
His Majesty the King granted an audience to 121 volunteers, who are currently attending the ongoing 13th batch De-Suung Integrated Training Programme, yesterday.
His Majesty the King granted an audience to the Economic Relations and Development Partnership Administration Secretary of India at the Tashichhodzong, today.
: Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen inaugurated the Bumthang Dzongkhag Court. The construction of the Court was jointly funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the Austrian Development Cooperation.
The third round of the Bhutan-India Bilateral Talks finalized 84 Project-tied Assistance Projects in the 11th Five Year Plan. The third round of Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks was held in Thimphu, yesterday.
Abi Tashi, 80, does not know where her next meal is coming from. She lives in a ramshackle of a house in Poikhar, Monggar with her 56-year-old daughter who is suffering from speech disability.
Avacado is the most popular and widely grown fruit in Zhemgang. Thanks to Dasho Nishioka who introduced the fruit in the country in the 1960s.
His Majesty the King granted Royal Pardon to 45 prisoners convicted under the Tobacco Control Act, 2010 and the Tobacco Control Act, 2012.
The police are cracking down on those who are circulating the picture of the Bumthang suicide victims. The police in Thimphu say those found circulating the picture will be charged under malicious mischief.
One in eight Bhutanese lives below the national poverty line earning just Nu. 1,704 per month, according to the Bhutan Poverty Assessment 2014. The Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay launched the report today.
Over a dozen cab drivers in Paro cleaned their car engines, yesterday. They claim the petrol, they used to fuel their car with, was adulterated.
Some of the people at Tagmochhu in Lhuentse were shocked to receive electricity bills, for the last one month, in four digits.
The police in Tsirang arrested a 24-year man from Tsirangtoed for allegedly raping a 15-year old student.
His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the old age home for elderly monks at Tshochasa under Lingmukha Gewog in Punakha, yesterday. The old age home is expected to accommodate around 70 elderly monks.
Five villages in Samtse are inaccessible after a culvert-bridge over Lorikhachu under Tading Gewog was washed away.
Leachate from Memelhakha landfill site in Thimphu is worrying environmentalists. Leachate is a liquid that drains from a landfill. It is considered toxic and can contaminate ground water and rivers.
Stuffed tiger toys have taken over the duty of guarding the maize fields from the farmers in most parts of eastern districts. Farmers find it effective to place tiger dolls near their maize fields to scare away the monkeys.
Druk Phuensum Tshogpa has filed a libel lawsuit against the Special Adviser to the National Environment Commission, Dasho Paljor J. Dorji, popularly known as Dasho Benji.
Stuffed tiger dolls have taken over the duty of guarding the maize fields from the farmers in most parts of eastern districts. Farmers find it effective to place tiger dolls near their maize fields to scare away the monkeys.
The two men, who went missing last week, have been abducted. Their family members have started receiving calls demanding for ransom.
The Bhutan Power Corporation paid Nu.1.8 MN as compensation to the members of Janam Janam Community Forest in Samtse. The compensation is one of the highest to be recorded since the establishment of community forest in the country.
The construction of the Gross National Happiness Centre has begun in Bumthang. The centre will be constructed on the 46-acres of blue pine forest by the side of Chamkharchhu in Dewaling.
Lack of accounting mechanisms, poor maintenance of records and also poor people's participation came to surface during a social audit of an outreach clinic in Genekha in Thimphu, yesterday.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bhutan Olympic Committee and National Olympic Committee of Thailand, today. The MoU was signed to promote sports between Bhutan and Thailand.
Druk United FC is the Champion of this year's Coca Cola Bhutan National League. The final match of the league was played at Changlimithang football stadium in Thimphu, yesterday.
Gyalpoizhing Higher Secondary School in Monggar won the intra-school Taekwondo Championship in the senior category with 90 points.
Kurichhu River in Monggar washed away two men, this afternoon. The incident took place at around 12:30, says an eye witness.