Recent Posts

Latest Post

His Majesty graces closing ceremony of Parliament

Staff Reporter Successfully wrapping up a historic parliamentary session that saw the Tobacco Act repealed, His Majesty The King graced the closing ceremony of the 5th Session of the Third Parliament on June 30 this week. Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen accompanied His Majesty. Parliamentarians led by the Zhung Dratshang offered Tashi Moenlam to His Majesty The King. The National Assembly …

Read More »

Govt. initiates slew of measures to offset pandemic

By Tandin Wangchuk As the pandemic shows no signs of slowing down, the Prime Minister’s office issued a news release this week announcing the loan deferment whereby individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can choose to defer loan repayments until June next year. According to the news release, all loans sanctioned as of June 30 last year shall be eligible …

Read More »

The story of Humans of Thimphu

By Jamtsho Wangyel A group on Facebook Humans of Thimphu has struck an instant chord with Bhutanese nitizens across the country as it garnered more than 37,000 page likes just in span of less than a year. Formed in October last year by a group of six school-going kids, the page has so far posted more than 200 stories and …

Read More »

USAID and Bhutan Foundation provide COVID-19 support

Staff Reporter Her Majesty Gyalyum Ashi Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, the Co-Chair of the Bhutan Foundation, handed over health equipment, medical transport vehicles, and PPE worth Nu. 19.55 million to the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan this week. The donation includes an autoclave machine, 110 oxygen cylinders, a bio-decontamination machine, two medical trucks, and 17,368 N95 masks for medical …

Read More »

Post-tobacco act: PM pens a heartfelt note

By Tandin Wnagchuk Just days after the joint sitting of the parliament endorsed the new law which plutoed the existing tobacco ban in the country, the Prime Minister penned a heartfelt note expressing his views on the aftermath. The PM stated that for a medical practitioner, with or without the law, and under any circumstances, his motivation is to reduce …

Read More »