Saturday, November 27, 2021
Recent Stories

Solving water issue, the priority for Thrompon candidates- S/Jongkhar

If the public debate of the Samdrup Jongkhar Thrompon election is any indication, both Thrompon candidates are determined to solve the long-standing water issue in the thromde. Among many issues in the thromde, the candidates prioritised the water issue during the debate yesterday.

Tea and coffee virtual buyer-seller meet

Providing exposure to the production and export of tea and coffee from India, the Indian Embassy in Bhutan organized a virtual buyer-seller meet yesterday.

Study finds almost 37 per cent rise in domestic violence cases

COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in domestic violence (DV) cases across the globe. And Bhutan is no exception. As per the Impact Assessment Report of COVID-19 on Women and Children, DV cases in the country increased by almost 37 per cent amid the pandemic.

ECB conducts Dhamngoi Zomdu again in three chiwogs

Campaigning for the Third Local Government Election starts today. But for three chiwogs, it is Dhamngoi Zomdu again. While two former candidates who were initially selected from Dhamngoi Zomdu were disqualified, a selected gup candidate from Tsirang passed away last week.

International Solar Alliance – for diversified power in Bhutan

A hydropower giant, Bhutan exports about 80 per cent of its power to India. However, during winter, it imports from the country to meet its demand, costing the country millions. But if Bhutan becomes a member of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), this could change. The National Assembly discussed this today while deliberating on the Framework Agreement on the establishment of the ISA. It is an alliance initiated by India for the efficient consumption of solar energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. 

Restrictions on religious activities and sports until LG election ends- Trashigang

People in Trashigang are not allowed to conduct any religious activities or organize sports until the local government election is over. The district election issued a notification on November 3. But the decision has not gone down well with the people there.

Zakar

Saturday, November 27(23rd Day of 10th Bhutanese Month)
Good Day
To make regular offerings only
Not a Good DayTo build new monuments, consecrate, appoint to a new post, marry, celebrate, roof house, shift house, start a new business, long journey, sell land, till and excavate the land.
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Feature Stories

Dr Sonam Drukpa honoured for his endoscopic services

Today, endoscopy and ultrasound have become almost pre-requisite for the diagnosis of most illnesses known to science. And in Bhutan, history will remember the man behind the landmark health facilities. And recognising his contributions to endoscopic services in the country, Borderless Doctors - the group of endoscopic services specialists in the SAARC region recognised his timeless contributions. This story traces the beginning of Dr Sonam Dukpa’s journey as a health professional and his services to the country’s health sector. 

Making a decent living embracing trash

Sometimes it only takes little hard work and perseverance to mint money from waste. And this is exactly what an elderly man in Tsirang is doing. He makes a decent living embracing trash.

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