The lack of connectivity and information sharing among the countries of South Asia, which hinders the development of tourism sector in the region, will be addressed by encouraging regional tourism among... More
The House Committee of the Bhutan National Assembly, which was earlier dissolved, has been reinstated following the Speaker’s pronouncement that it was a continuous committee, which should only dissolve with the... More
Challenges related to young entrepreneurs, tourism and connectivity in the region among others, will be addressed in the 70th executive committee meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Corporation (SAARC) Chamber... More
Water samples collected at various locations from the rivers in Thimphu and Paro were found to contain bacteria E.Coli.
E.Coli is commonly found in the faeces of humans and other animals, indicating... More
Speaker Jigme Zangpo has informed the National Assembly’s house committee members in writing that their recent decision to dissolve the committee has violated the National Assembly (NA) Act and the Rules... More
With the election strategies chalked out, the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has started preparing for next year’s parliamentary elections.
The first priority for the party is to book their maiden berth in... More
The twenty-three vehicles, including a bulldozer and three motorbikes that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) seized over the years, have caught the commission in a different fix.
The vehicles are collecting dust and... More
More than two years after the implementation of a suicide prevention action plan, preventing suicides in the Bhutan still remains a challenge.
At least eight suicide cases were reported every month until... More
The Bhutanese Royal Audit Authority (RAA) for the first time will review the judiciary systems and practices.
The review will be carried out between July 24 and September 4.
“The review will not,... More
The two newly formed political parties, Druk Gaki Tshogpa and Druk Kuenphen Tshogpa, are yet to register with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB).
According to ECB, the promoters of the political... More
Bhutanese patients seeking traditional medicines have been increasing steadily by about 10,000 patients a year according to the health system review report.
The National tradition medicine Hospital (NTMH) in Thimphu serves as... More
If Bhutan cultivated all the land left fallow, the country would produce additional 10,323.315 metric tonnes (MT) of paddy every year.
According to the 2015 agriculture statistics, 6,345 acres of paddy fields... More
One teacher has voluntarily resigned every day since the beginning of this academic session.
Figures available from the education ministry state that in the last five months, 120 teachers have resigned compared... More
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is reviewing an investigation report on embezzlement and suspected fraud amounting to Nu 576.469 million (M) at the Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) in... More
AASK’s speech could be the best delivered under the circumstances but it’s also full of misleading hopes and commitments never kept. The speech will buy time for the Myanmar military but may not do much at all to solving... More
Four hundred thousand Muslim Rohingyas have fled across the border to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the last 3 weeks to escape the army’s clearance operations. Human rights groups claim it’s a “scorched earth” policy – reminiscent of the military’s... More
The recently concluded BRICS summit was meaningful in anumber of ways. More than anything else, it left a powerful impression of increasing rapprochement between two Asian rivals, India and China, after two months of intense standoff in the Doklam... More
Thanks to the untiring efforts of former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and a former Finance Minister of Pakistan Shahid Javed Burki, Research Professors at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) and the National University of... More
When members of the uniformed branch try to impress international media with field visits, it usually fails embarrassingly. The Myanmar army’s effort to convince the world that it was Muslim-Bengali Rohingyas who were responsible for the recent mayhem fared... More
Pakistan has predictably taken serious umbrage following the announcement of the long-awaited American policy review on Afghanistan. Unveiled by United States President Donald Trump last month, the... More