Bhutanese man dies in accident at Bkk

A 27-year old Bhutanese man died after he was crushed under the wheels of a 22-wheeler truck on the morning of November 21 in northern Phuket, Thailand. The deceased who had been working as a chef for Aleenta Resort and Spa in Phuket was living in Thailand for the last three years. The accident occurred […]

Deliberation continues on Information Communications and Media Bill 2017 

Exemption of 30% entertainment tax for media houses and TV operators, the status of Bhutan Broadcasting Service as public broadcaster, and establishing Media Council and National Film Commission were the main issues during the deliberation of Information Communications and Media Bill of Bhutan 2017 in the National Council last Monday. The Deputy Chairperson MP Tshering […]

PDP announces three more candidates

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) confirmed three more candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections during the national party convention on November 12. Tandin Dorji, 41, will be contesting from South Thimphu Constituency, Dr Tobgay (PhD) will be contesting from Drametse-Ngatshang constituency in Mongar and Sonam Jatso will be contesting from Gangzur-Minjey constituency in Lhuntse. Tandin Dorji […]

Former environmental consultant joins DPT

Kamal Dan Chamling will represent the party from Phuentshopelri – Samtse constituency The latest candidate to join Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) is Kamal Dan Chamling who will represent the party from Phuentshopelri – Samtse constituency. Prior to joining politics, he worked as a freelance consultant on environmental issues for Netherlands Development Organization, Asian Development Bank […]

People urged to report fuel adulteration cases 

Economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji urged people to report to the government if there are cases of fuel adulteration being practiced by fuel stations in the country. “If such cases are known I request all individual to inform the government as it is a big issue and totally against the laws of the country,” the […]

Face to Face with Ambassador of Australia to Bhutan

“Bhutan has been one of the most successful countries in winning Australian awards and endeavor scholarships. They are entirely based on merit. It is a global program, anybody can apply. Bhutanese win is a sign of high quality of Bhutanese students because they have to compete with the world” Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar talks […]

Why should you Start blogging? – Kezang Choden

  In the past, I’d put so much of what happened to me and how I saw the world into fiction stories, and complain that nothing interesting ever happened to me. It was only after I started a blog and took it seriously that I realized my life wasn’t as banal as I made it […]

What are we doing to improve food security in Bhutan? – ABIMBOLA ADUBI

    While Bhutan has seen immense growth along with impressive reductions in poverty, it remains a predominantly agriculture-based society, with the majority of the population relying on agriculture for their livelihoods. Most of the country’s arable land is cultivated by small farm holdings – an average size of 1.2 hectares – which produce most […]

Elderly care must be priority

  According to a National Statistics Bureau projection, ageing population in Bhutan comprising people 60 years and above tend to increase every year. In 2016, ageing population was 56,827 out of a total population of 768,577 and this increased to 58,804 in 2017 out of a total population of 779,666. With the current growth rate, […]

Youth volunteers render community services

Life was good for 28-year old Singye Wangchuck who did tidy business from carpentry works until he was accidently paralyzed in 2015. After that, he spent his days alone in bed at the in-patient guest house at Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital. However, his misfortune did not last long. A youth volunteer group, Bhutan […]