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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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PDP lambasts govt. on college admission and job issues

By Chimi Wangmo The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in a long press release aimed at the government, has pointed out a host of issues concerning youths and the growing number of unemployed in the country. Among other various flaws observed, the PDP stated the government should have known better to prepare for the situation as the COVID Pandemic had been …

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Saving the critically endangered

The majestic White-Bellied Heron is slowly disappearing from the face of the earth. However, Bhutan’s story gives some hope to save this magnificent bird By Sonam Choki A recent White-bellied Heron (WBH) annual population survey conducted in the country by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) counted 22 herons in the country. The survey confirmed 19 adults and …

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