Education: where’s the change taking us?

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When the talk of doing away with Saturday classes for schools…

Credible information crucial in times of disaster

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The April 28 earthquake caused structural damage to religious monuments, school buildings and traditional houses.  It even injured a few people.

After the thromde elections

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The thromde elections are over. Voters of the Thimphu and Gelephu…

No, we don’t need more bars

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The economic affairs ministry has proposed to lift the ban on the issuance of new bar licences. This is the most ill-advised decision ever.

His Holiness Trulku Jigme Chhoeda

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Twenty-five years ago this day, His Holiness the Je Khenpo Trulku Jigme Chhoeda became the 70th Je Khenpo. At 41 then, His Holiness was one of the youngest Je Khenpos in the history of the country.

Dangerous lapses?

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Admission rush for Class 11 students in Thimphu on April 24 was…

Kidu is for the needy and the affected

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In what is an unprecedented move, His Majesty The King has commanded…

Why we need to be extra careful

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The writing is on the wall. If the recent scare is not convincing to step up precautions, we shall have only ourselves to blame. Three hotel staff have tested positive in the capital. One had been out of the facility and mingled with people. Contacts are being traced and tested. There could be more, and in the community.

A close call?

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Thousands of people thronged at the markets beginning yesterday afternoon as rumour of a possible lockdown in the capital went rife all over social media. Until late last night, streets remained clogged with traffic and shoppers collected whatever they could in the last minute buying spree before the shops closed. 

Protect Bhutan’s heritage and history

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In Bhutan, heritage loss is not just a story, it’s a plea. Take…

A clear warning

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A local transmission in Phuentsholing has been confirmed with…

We are missing the point

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The thromde elections are here. Over the past few weeks, we have been watching the formal debates and forums, we have been watching, hearing, and reading the news, we have been scouring social media sites and, of course, we have been indulging in our own discourse which includes gossip, rumour, speculation, not to forget the complaints and criticism.

Plugging the loopholes

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The boom in the export business, with the export of boulder at…