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Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay met the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to India, Bulat Sarsenbayev, yesterday in Thimphu. Lyonchhoen and Ambassador Sarsenbayev discussed exploring tourism opportunities through people-to-people contact, promoting student exchange programmes and combating climate change. The Prime Minister also proposed acquiring Kazakhstan’s assistance in building cycling trails around Thimphu, which could be used […]

Healers sans Hippocratic oath

Sonam sprained two fingers at a football match in Changlimithang on Saturday.  As he was being substituted, his friends brought out the names of at least three local healers he should immediately visit. The nearest was the national referral hospital with x-ray machines, orthopedists and painkillers available all round the clock.  But Sonam went to […]

Market capitalisation increases to Nu 22.5B in 2014

Stock exchange: Market capitalisation or the total value of shares in the market as of last year was Nu 22.49B, an increase of about Nu 2.5B compared to the previous year. This was in accordance with the draft annual report of the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan (RSEBL). Market capitalisation also determines the worth of […]

The boob tube in Bhutan has corrupted our kids

Contemporary TV programmes have a pernicious effect on our children, lament parents and teachers COVER STORY: Since the day television came to the country in 1999, parents and teachers have voiced their concerns over its impact on viewers, especially young people.  Since then, the media landscape in the country has widened by much with the […]

New gas system in Thimphu from next month

LPG: The new consumer card system for distribution of domestic liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders will be enforced in Thimphu only by mid-next month. The consumer card system was supposed to have come into effect nationwide by January 1. While it is now being followed in the rest of the country, implementation in Thimphu has […]


WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: Cham is a type of sacred dance unique to the Indo-Himalayan Buddhist culture. It is an extension of the Buddhist practice of visual offering of aesthetic movement, the mudra expression of enlightened spirit and of the artistic and entertaining expedience of passing a spiritual message. Thus, cham comes in […]

Burglary suspect nabbed

Crime: Paro police apprehended a man for a series of six burglaries in Paro on February 4. On February 3, the police received reports of two break-ins of two houses between 1pm-6pm in the Paro main town. According to Paro police, the suspect stole two small knives from one house. The suspect  attempted to break-in […]

Falling boulder hits a student in Shingkhar

Accident: The new academic session is just around the corner. Sonam Wangchuk, 19, got a temporary job to clear the roads at Shingkhar gewog in Zhemgang. It was 8:30 am and the work had just begun. Suddenly, out of no where, boulders started falling down from the cliff. Sonam Wangchuk is hit on the head. […]

Squats – A super workout routine

 HEALTH AND FITNESS: Dear Sir,  I’ve recently joined a gym in Thimphu. I figured out that I loved doing squats. I would be grateful if you can tell me what are the benefits and drawbacks of doing squats. How can one do it safely without hurting one’s back?   Hi! Deadlift, bench press and squats are among […]

Curious disease kills cattle in Orong

Update: Livestock officials in Orong gewog in Samdrupjongkhar are yet to confirm the disease that killed about eight cows and calves since November in Pheluma and Phelumaphu villages. Gewog RNR officials have  visited the two villages to confirm the information on the death and  conducted a thorough investigation yesterday. Since the villagers did not inform […]

Preliminary hearing of lhakhang Karpo case held

For almost two hours the charges against seven of the accused were read out  Corruption: In a small courtroom filled with eight defendants, three bench clerks and two prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), the Haa court drangpon, Duba Drukpa, presided over the preliminary hearing of the lhakhang Karpo corruption case yesterday. […]

Almost 6,000 students disqualify for govt. schools

This was because they fell short of the education ministry cut-off point of 61 percent BCSE: Almost half of the 11,655 students, who appeared the Bhutan certificate of secondary education examination last year, will have to look beyond government schools to continue their education this year. One of the worst performances since 2007, according to […]