Although South Asian countries have potential to generate energy and water available for food production, climate change remains a challenge.
At the SAARC regional consultation meeting on water, energy and food nexus... More
Although Bhutan is still at the negotiation stage on its accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 2004, the registrar of Bhutan Medical and Health Council, Sonam Dorji said becoming... More
Bhutan has the highest number of (24.6 percent) smokers in the region, a report on mental health status of adolescents in South-East Asia states.
Despite complete ban on tobacco sales, tobacco use... More
Although the Bhutanese labour and human resources ministry has completed the labour force survey for 2016 -2017, the ministry has not generated the report yet because of flaws that were pointed... More
It’s been more than a year seventy-six-year-old Tshering has been begging water from her neighbour. The muddy pond at Dhampheyjuk that served as the main source dried completely.
And now her benefactor... More
As the Indian government embarks on a new goods and services tax (GST) regime from July 1, Bhutan will experience two-edged implication. Imports may become cheaper, but exports could become dearer.
Bhutan is the most peaceful country in South Asia according to the latest Global Peace Index report 2017.
Founder and Executive Chairman of the international think-tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP),... More
The Bhutanese Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is reportedly questioning and ascertaining the legality of sources for more than INR 107.435 million (M) of demonetised notes deposited in 74 bank accounts.
It has been... More
The joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday resolved to defer the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement that seeks to facilitate seamless cross-border movement of passenger and cargo... More
Gelephu drungkhag court sentenced the former Gelephu drungpa Pema Wangdi to 15 years in prison.
The sentence is non-compoundable.
The drungpa was sentenced to 35 years in prison for 20 charges of corruption,... More
Gelephu dungkhag court recently sentenced a 23-year old man to five years and two months imprisonment for repeated impersonating.
According to the verdict, Jigme Thinley, who is from Lauri, Samdrupjongkhar, impersonated as... More
It was inappropriate for the National Council (NC) to “reject” Fiscal Incentives Bill 2016 in totality. The upper House of Parliament can only propose recommendations in case of a money bill.
While the Bhutan government approved the mineral development policy after eight years of contemplation, the National Council recommended halting its implementation until the mines and mineral management Act get amended.
It also... More
The National Assembly passed the Bhutan Information Communications and Media Bill 2016 on Tuesday.
Forty of the 41 members present in the House voted “Yes” for the Bill, while one abstained. The... 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