Residents near mine blame coal company for cracks

Kuchi, 72, of Dewathang, Samdrupjongkhar moved in a semi-permanent house. She cannot live in her two-storey traditional house now because it has developed dangerous cracks.

She said the cracked started appearing three years ago because of the coal mining activities in Khorpam. She reported the issues to the company immediately.

Quarantined patients test negative for COVID-19

A woman with pneumonia who was admitted to national referral hospital in Thimphu and died on February 14 tested negative for COVID-19.

The deceased was one of the 35 Bhutanese participants for a month-long Yoga Instructors Course in Bengaluru, India.

Poor business in new Sarpang town

With the new Sarpang township at Shechamthang slowly taking shape, things are looking up for the once bustling commercial hub of the south central region.  

Vehicle accident claims life

A 48-year-old man died when the bolero pickup he was travelling in veered about 150 metres off the road around 10am above Phokchiri in Serthi gewog, Samdrupjongkhar on February 15.

Gomtu town in need of infrastructure development

The control and management of Gomtu town in Samtse should be with dzongkhag and not with the Penden Cement Authority Limited (PCAL), town residents say.

Video

MC Tshering Lhaden

December 16, 2019

Meet 16-year-old Tshering Lhaden, one of the youngest Masters of Ceremonies on the 112th National Day in Changlimithang.

National Day

December 16, 2019

Chairperson of the National Day Coordination Committee, Lyonpo Sherub Gyeltshen says

Sports

Gold Cup 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus

The 2020 edition of the oldest football tournament in the country, the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial Gold Cup, will not go ahead as scheduled due to the ongoing tensions in the region from the outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

Business

Seven percent GST across all board will eliminate 11 BST slabs

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Should the Parliament pass the GST law, tax regime in the country would be digitised and integrated through an on-line platform. During a consultative meeting with the members of the private sector at the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) office yesterday, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said that GST is the way forward to institute a 21st-century tax regime.

Picture Story

February 15, 2020

De-suups offer thousand butter lamps at the Semtokha dzong yesterday on the Ninth De-Suung Raising Day.

February 10, 2020

A two-storey traditional house, a concrete single-storey kitchen and a temporary shed were razed to the ground in Ngawang Goenpa, Lumang gewog in Trashigang on Saturday morning. A short circuit is suspected to have caused the fire. Bushes above the house fire also caught fire after LPG cylinder explosion. Drungkhag officials, police, Desuup, gewog officials and villagers helped contain the fire.

February 8, 2020

 

A model poultry layer farm with a capacity of 500 birds was inaugurated at Pelrithang, Tsirang, on February 7. JICA funded the model farm with technical input from Miyagi Farm Co, Okinawa, Japan.

February 4, 2020

 

A forest fire broke out above Lungtenphu at around 5.30pm yesterday. It was contained by 9pm.