15 houses damaged by windstorm not insured

Update: Around 15 of the 37 households affected by the February 25 windstorm in Kabjisa and Goenshari gewogs of Punakha were found to have not insured their houses, according to local leaders.

Beefing up forensics

In a much needed development, the Prime Minister has asked the police to submit a proposal for a forensics laboratory to the Cabinet immediately.

Pampered with public holidays?

With 18 national and a few days in every dzongkhas, Bhutan is among the top holiday lovers

Holiday: March heralds the season of cheerfulness, warmth and beauty. There is a lot to look forward to, except perhaps public holidays – it is one of the two months in 2016 without a single holiday.

Making of the nation: the genius of the kings

Review: This book talks about the achievements of the successive monarchs who brought to Bhutan and the Bhutanese unprecedented peace and happiness. It answers the question of what it was like to live in the long-ago Bhutan. It takes the reader to a different age and time.

Targeting the young to improve athletics

BAAF: To promote grassroots level athletics programmes in primary schools, Bhutan Amateur Athletics Federation (BAAF) distributed kids athletic kits to 14 Dzongkhag Sports Associations (DSA) yesterday.

Forest fire cause havoc in Trashigang

Firefighters were fighting the blaze late into the night 

Disaster: An automobile workshop and three temporary structures below the Trashigang fuel depot in Kheri were completely razed to the ground by a massive forest fire yesterday.