Misuse of SIMs cards across border still rampant

Gelephu police received information from police in the neighbouring district of Assam, India, that a Bhutanese SIM card was being used to make ransom calls in a kidnapping case across the border.

Although both the abductor and abductee was Indian national, the ransom calls were made from a Bhutanese SIM card from the Indo-Bhutan border near Sarpang.

Gelephu police officials said they found that the SIM card belongs to a monk in Trongsa, who claimed that he lost the SIM card three years ago.


DITT on behalf of Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) would like to invite Bhutanese ICT divisions/Agencies/Firms to submit proposals for the joint research projects to facilitate ICT application in the Asia-Pacific funded by the Extra Budgetary Contribution from JAPAN to the following category;

1. International Collaborative Research (Category I)

Executives promoted

Mr.Jigme Thinlye Namgyal, our Director DITT, has been promoted to Director General/EX2A by the Royal Civil Service Commission during it’s 100th Commission Meeting held on June 13, 2017, with effect from July 1, 2017. The family of DITT proudly congratulates for his well deserved promotion. Tashi delek!!

Data Hub Training

The five day workshop on the Data hub web services conducted by the DITT in collaboration with the WSO2 got over today. ICT officials from data providing agencies like G2C, RCSC, MoFA, RSTA, MoF, PMO (GPMD), GNHC attended the workshop.

Executive Leadership Workshop

The Department Information Technology & Telecom, Ministry of Information and Communications organized executive leadership workshop themed - “Implementation of ICT Enabled Change in Government" on 14th June 2017. The key objective of workshop was to enable senior government executives to effectively adopt ICT (Information Communication Technology) innovation and change to bring efficiency in public service delivery and government system.

GAS Hackathon

This is to inform that the department is conducting a "Google App Script Hackathon" event from 24 - 26 May 2017. With this event, the department envisions to have some of the processes or services automated to improve the efficiency in the government working environment and also promote innovation and creativity amongst officials in the government.


Registration for National Website Competition 2019-2020

The Department of Information Technology & Telecom, Ministry of Information and Communications is conducting 7th National Website competition (2019-2020), we would like to inform that the registration for the National Website Competition is open. Interested private/corporate/institutes/individuals and other non government agencies can register for the competition in the link given below latest by 11th October, 2019. For further information contact Ms. Kamala at kremal@dit.gov.bt

Birds Newsletter Issue No.43

Contents of issue No. 43
1. Continuation: Prof. Cho wins major IAF award: Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal
2. Poster session during “Rocket Propulsion” course of Summer 2019
3. News from Paraguay: CABURE+I 4S
4. “Africa Space Forum” during TICAD 7
5. New Kyutech brochure for 2019-2020
6. BIRDS-1 member Turo defends his Phd thesis in public hearing on 31 July 2019
7. Summer of 2019: Kyutech Open Campus, 2nd and 3rd August
8. Kyutech undertook a visit to Makerere University in Uganda
9. Kokura fireworks of 2 Aug 2019