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Udzorong Central School serving ‘Kidney Bean’ porridge

By Phurpa Wangmo Udzorong Central School (UCS) in Trashigang is serving ‘Kidney Bean’ porridge to students for the first time from the beginning of this month. This is in effort with ministry’s goal of diversifying school menu to provide nutrition rich foods in schools across the country. The Vice Principal (VP) of the school, Norbu said: “We started giving kidney …

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11 and 12 year old to represent Bhutan in Moscow

By Tshering Rigzin Sonam Tenzin and Kinley Deki Yangzom will represent Bhutan in Gazprom’s Football for Friendship (F4F) in Moscow, Russia on June 12 this year. This will be Bhutan’s first ever participation in the event. Rigzin, an 11 year old student studying in class five in Loselling Middle Secondary School, Thimphu was chosen out of twenty under 15 national …

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Vice Principal detained for molesting 9 girls

By Tshering The 39 year old vice principal of a private charity school in Jemina, Thimphu has been arrested for child molestation and sexual harassment. The suspect was detained for molesting nine girls aged between 11 to 15 years old. According to the police, a complaint was received on April 6 from one of the parents stating that the vice …

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Tenants not happy with MoEA notification

By Tshering Tenants are not happy with the notification issued on Wednesday by Department of Cottage and Small Industry to vacate 32 sheds they had been occupying for several years under Changzamtog Industrial area. The notification directed them to vacate the area by June 30 this year. “It came with a blow and we didn’t know how to react,” said …

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Hailstorm batters Sarpang killing hundreds of poultry birds

By Tshering Hailstorm twinned with gusty wind hits Sarpang on Thursday at around 1pm damaging houses, crops, animals and thousands of fruit trees. While there were no human casualties reported, the storm killed 710 poultry birds, injured two jersey cows and several goats. The strong wind, hailstones and heavy shower affected three gewogs of Singye, Gakiling and Shompangkha in Sarpang. …

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Wizards wins Pepsi A-League Basketball Championship 2018

By Tshering Wizards wins their second Pepsi A-League Basketball Championship title by beating Thimphu Magics in the second leg played here on Friday. Wizards defeated Thimphu Magics by 79 to 68. However, Sonam Phuntsho from Thimphu Magics was the top scorer of the match scoring 22 points. The game saw both teams customizing their offensive strategies on their speed and …

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Nu 3 million used for security arrangement – Lyonchoen

By Tshering Nu 3 million was used for security arrangements and not to develop the prime minister’s residence said Lyonchoen Dasho Tshering Tobgay after the Opposition Party (OP) accused the Prime Minister for misusing public resources to develop his private residence in Taba in its press release on February 7. “We welcome the OP’s charges as it is essential to …

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PM’s reply to Opposition’s questions

By Phurpa Wangmo During the press conference on 12th February, the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said that ‘’the government has full confidence that the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) will investigate the government’s charges of alleged corruption by former minister Yeshi Zimba as soon as possible and in accordance with the laws of the land. As such, the government will not …

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Government invites former PM and ministers to reimburse funds

By Tshering The opposition party in its press release on February 7 accused the prime minister for misusing public resources for private benefit and alleged that it was a form of serious corruption. The Lyonchhen responded by saying that the matter to be reported to the Anti Corruption Commission for immediate investigation. Lyonchhen also said that the official vehicles (11 …

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