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Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graces launch of waste management facilities

Towards Zero Waste Bhutan by 2030 By Phurpa Wangmo Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen Friday graced an event to inaugurate Waste Management Facilities in Thimphu. The event was held at one of nine new facilities, in Dangrina. A press statement from the Royal Office for Media (RoM) stated the event is a step in the government’s Waste Management Flagship Program to …

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The Drayang conundrum: Meeting govt. reopening standards

Majority of the existing Drayangs do not fulfill the criteria to reopen Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu There are currently 61 Drayangs in the country today. However, only eight of them fulfill the standards to reopen. This comes after the government announced letting the Drayangs to operate soon with certain set of technical standards to follow, after nearly two years of closure due …

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The Final Six: Nyamrup’s choices for Home Minister-ship

While names of the candidates were not revealed, people voice their choices Tashi Namgyal/Thimphu The lull has been broken but the cat is yet to be out of the bag. Prime Minister (PM) Dasho Dr Lotay Tshering, who is also the Party President affirmed six candidates from the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) repository from where he will select the next …

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78.6 percent of children aged 12-17 vaccinated

By Phurpa Wangmo After achieving more than 90 percent adult vaccine coverage, the Ministry of Health has now inoculated around 59,000 children aged between 12-17 with their first dose of coronavirus vaccine in the country. This figure makes up for 78.6 percent of the total children in the age bracket which is a healthy figure given that countries across the …

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