One arrested over WhatsApp scam

WhatsApp’s users are urged to stay vigilant by police to scam messages that may be popping up in the hugely popular app A Bhutanese man has been arrested by police in Samdrup Jongkhar last week in connection to a WhatsApp scam that robbed a 47-year-old housewife in Thimphu of around Nu 80,000. The arrest came […]

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11th session of the second parliament begins

His Majesty The King graced the opening ceremony of the 11th session of the parliament at the Gyelyong Tshokhang yesterday, thus kicking off the last session of the second parliament. According to the tentative schedule of business issued for the 11th session of the second parliament, members of the parliament on Monday will look into […]

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Bhutan-UN partnership on the brink of 50 years

On September 21, 1971, Bhutan became the 128th member of the United Nations. The Officer of the United Nations in Bhutan was established in 1974. Bhutan’s partnership with the United Nations is on the brink of reaching 50 years’ milestone. Over the next five years, the United Nations expects to support the 12th Five Year […]

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Three institutes win Quality Excellence Award 2018

Two Technical Training Institutes (TTI) of Chumey and Samthang and Jigme Wangchuck Power Training Institute (JWPTI) of Dekiling, Gelephu bagged the Quality Excellence Award 2018 held in the capital on Thursday. TTI Chumey was awarded Appreciation award for continuous implementing of 5S (Sort, Set, Standardize, Sustain and Shine) and TTI-Samthang was awarded Appreciation award for […]

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PDP announces replacements for three serving MPs

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has roped in two former Dzongdas and a former National Council member to contest the 2018 parliamentary elections. The announcement also comes with replacement of three serving MPs of the party. The former Dzongda of Trongsa Dzongkhag, Sonam Rinchen, 59, will contest from Chhumig – Ura Constituency in Bumthang. He […]

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Prove Me Wrong – Jurmi Chhowing

  The hacks are back scrutinizing the politicians. And the politicians – wolf and cub – are at it again, promising the end of your misery. The circus spirals out of control every five years and hits the streets. It’s the third coming but the first and the second ought to have taught us all […]

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