Farmers continue to bear brunt of wild animals in Sipsu 

Farmers in Peljorling (Sipsu) in Samtse are gradually losing their patience as rummaging of their fields by elephants and wild boars shows no signs of stopping. It has been more than years now that farmers have become victim to these wild animals. The furious farmers also stopped cultivating their farmlands once after seeing their produce […]

Dzongkha wavers

The use of Dzongkha on a daily basis is not being taken seriously by the Bhutanese and people might see an ugly picture in the future. The mixing of Dzongkha and English while speaking, popularly known as Dzonglish, can be heard almost everywhere from discussion among a group of friends about their weekend plans to […]

Encourage entrepreneurs

The recent startup weekend at the College of Science and Technology might just be the beginning of a culture that encourages much-needed entrepreneurship while building skills and a conducive environment for youth who are planning to pursue a career charted out for innovation and out-of-the-box ideas. It is a well-known fact that Bhutan has a […]

A local journalist faces defamation charge for Facebook post

The first hearing of the case between a journalist from Kuensel based in Tsirang, Nirmala Pokhrel, and a woman who was alleged to be battering and mistreating her six-year-old stepdaughter began at the Tsirang Dzongkhag Court Thursday. Nirmala Pokhrel was charged for the offence of libel by the woman for making a post on Facebook […]

Polyandry vanishing from Laya

Earlier, lack of enough provisions for survival compelled Layap women to marry multiple partners but with modernization and income generation from cordyceps collection, women are settling for one husband The custom of marrying multiple husbands, or polyandry, is well known in the picturesque valley of Laya in Gasa dzongkhag but today it is turning a […]

Plots at Dhamdum to be tendered out by month end

The Dhamdum Industrial Park (DIP) will be tendering out plots available in its 349-acre park to interested applicants or companies by the end of this month. The Project Engineer of DIP, Sonam Wangchuk, said the industries can start construction and operate, albeit the construction phase is expected to take another 10 years. Works presently are […]

Laya sees a bumper cordyceps harvest

The legalization of cordyceps collection in 2003 has become a game changer for the people of Laya. This year, Laya saw a bumper cordyceps harvest. A total of 494 collectors collected 158.82kg of cordyceps while the government collected  royalty of Nu 1,334,121.6 from the sales. Last year, 383 Layaps collected 121.68kg of cordyceps and paid […]

Bhutan is on the right track to improve business climate

World Bank resident representative for Bhutan and senior country economist, Yoichiro Ishihara talks to Business Bhutan reporter Lucky Wangmo about the country’s ranking in the ease of doing business, hindrances to investment climate and how far Bhutan has come.   1.What is Doing Business? Answer: The World Bank launched the Doing Business (DB) project in […]

Samtse becomes a modern town  

Samtse, one of the oldest planned towns, is finally getting a long-awaited facelift. After the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) approved the planning for the Local Area Plan (LAP) 1, new constructions have mushroomed beginning early this year. Already, the town has got several modern facilities that had been absent for a long […]

Health Council warns against local healers

In case of death by a local treatment, there are no laws or rules to hold anybody accountable The Bhutan Medical and Health Council (BMHC) has notified the general public to seek professional medical assistance instead of seeking help from local healers. This was following a post on social media by the head and neck […]