Over 70 students infected with flu in Trashidingkha MSS: Punakha

More than 70 students of Trashidingkha Middle Secondary School (MSS) under Punakha are ill with the flu since May 3. The number of students suffering from fever, cough and cold has been on the increase since then. From the initial 26 cases, it has now crossed over 78 cases and the spread of the flu virus has not been contained. The number is expected More...

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By Tashi Deki On Friday, May 2nd, 2014

A change of season and Flu

During this time of the year, it is not uncommon to find your family, friends and colleagues down with the flu. It seems everywhere around, someone is either coughing or sneezing or suffering from a fever. The annual More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 28th, 2014

Right policies but wrong implementation

His Majesty the King in a royal statement said that Bhutanese people are good at framing policies but weak in implementation. On close observation this is true in many ways. I have a few examples here. Teacher training More...

By tb admin On Monday, April 28th, 2014

Education alone can’t deliver jobs

In am not sure whether we call manual jobs in the construction sector ‘skilled or highly specialised’ or ‘unskilled’. Here it is called skilled, elsewhere we call it ‘unskilled’. This designation seems More...

By tb admin On Friday, April 18th, 2014

17-year-old kills uncle out of frustration

A fight over Nu 500 between the two cousins led to the killing of a 53-year-old man in the evening of April 16 at Dongkopji of Kazi gewog under Wangduephodrang. On that unfortunate evening, the two cousins had a More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Suspect sent on bail by court

The 23-year-old suspect who was arrested and detained for raping a minor in the evening of March 11 at around 9 pm in Haa has been granted bail by the Haa Dzongkhag Court last week. The case was forwarded to the More...

By Tashi Deki On Friday, April 11th, 2014

The only certified energy drink enters the market

A new energy drink ‘Carabao’ certified by Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) and Department of Trade is on sale in the market. ‘Carabao’ will compete with ‘Red Bull’ that entered More...

By The Bhutanese On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

A look at the Meet-the-People Program so far

The main purpose of the Meet-the-People program is to allow people find access to the government so that grievances can be expressed says Prime Minister during the Meet-the-Press session held yesterday. Prime Minister More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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The true face of poverty

If anyone in the country understands what poverty is, then it is the family living in a ramshackle hut in the far corner of the country. A family that finds solace in a temporary structure barely enough to shield More...

By tb admin On Friday, April 4th, 2014

Case of minor being raped by an acquaintance in court

The 17-year-old minor who was raped by a 23-year-old man in the evening of March 11 at around 9 pm in Haa has reached the Haa Dzongkhag Court on April 3 after the completion of investigation by the police. The suspect More...