Khakey capturing the snowball culture

  Yeshi Tsheyang Zam is your typical 11-year-old. She likes to read, watch TV, and play video games and basketball in her free time. Her favorite board game is monopoly and she collects different currencies. However, she already has an achievement to her credit few others her age can boast of: authored a charming little […]

Women deserve more than drayangs!

  Media recently reported on the various challenges that drayang workers face. Everyone is aware that when one thinks of drayangs, the image that comes to mind is of dingy, smoky rooms where women are either being pimped or the women themselves act in questionable and sexually blatant manners, by choice or otherwise. The drayang […]

Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary to adopt climate vulnerability measures

The BTFEC-funded project worth Nu 7mn kick starts in july The remote communities of Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) will soon be getting electric cookers to ensure that timber species is utilized sustainably and fuel wood consumption is reduced. This is part of the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation (BTFEC)-funded project: socio-ecological resilience to reduce […]

Pasakha Industrial Estate: then & now

The sight of thick smoke clouds over grey, metal factories; rows of large sheds, numerous shift workers toiling round the clock as huge lorries enter and leave the precinct loading or dumping loads, is a common feature that sets apart Pasakha industrial estate distinctly from the rest of Chhukha. Since the first and biggest industrial […]

Amochhu River embankment mitigates flood threats

Business houses along the Amochhu River are operating smoothly, unhampered by monsoon rains unlike last year, when the entire left bank was flooded resulting in losses worth millions. Last year, around this time, a flash flood washed away entire structures including workshops forcing business entities to close shop temporarily. However, today, thanks to embankment works […]

Youth summit encourages dialogue on democracy

The eighth youth summit held from 25-28 July in Thimphu offered youth from various dzongkhags and a cross-section of occupations, a platform to discuss and exchange views on issues of national interest like democracy and effecting change in society. Around 80 youth from Trashigang, Zhemgang, Sherubtse College, and College of Natural Resources among others took […]

Bhutan needs new tourism products: SAARC CCI president

A major hurdle in unleashing the tourism potential of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) bloc is lack of an integrated transport and people-to-people connectivity. The President of the SAARC Chamber for Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) president, Suraj Vaidya raised the issue saying the region’s poor connectivity, either by road or air, […]

Contract farming to promote organic agriculture

Gasa dzongkhag is proposing to start large-scale contract farming in order to promote consumption and sale of organic produce. Dzongkhag Agriculture Officer (DAO) Tshering N Penjor said contract farming is agricultural production carried out according to an agreement between a buyer and farmers, which establishes conditions for producing and marketing farm products. “The producer agrees […]

Amochhu business community in quandary over relocation

Amochhu Land Development and Township Project (ALDTP) is supposed to kick-start soon this year following which more than 40 business establishments along the river bank will have to vacate the area. Some of the businessmen have already submitted applications asking for designated areas for relocation, but the Phuentsholing Thromde is yet to respond leaving them […]