BKP introduces six more candidates for 2018

  Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) has confirmed six more electoral candidates for the 2018 elections, bringing their total candidate figure to eleven, which includes the party president and vice-president. The six new candidates are Pushpalal Chhetri, 51, Pirthiman Pradhan, 61, Karma Jimba, 52, Tshering Nidup, 49, Rinchen Chogyel, 38, and Karma Loday, 38. The former […]

NC to deliberate on three legislations, two policy issues, one international agreement

  The 20th session of the National Council, which started on Wednesday, will deliberate on three legislations, two policy issues, and one international agreement during this session. Chairperson of NC Sonam Kinga, during the opening session on Wednesday, highlighted the deep appreciation conveyed by the Government of India to His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo for […]

Being an entrepreneur

Numerous innovative products ranging from agriculture to ICT to textiles were on display at the Clock Tower in Thimphu during the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Like every year, the Loden Foundation has spearheaded in coordinating a weeklong GEW in collaboration with the relevant government agencies and other relevant stakeholders from various sectors. Prior to the […]

CHANGING PERSPECTIVES FOR WOMEN? – CHHIMI WANGZING DEMA

  Can a woman really not be able to handle a business or run an organization? Is the scenario of a woman being associated with the household and carrying out the role of a nurturer still predominant? Women have heard statements undermining their skills and qualities in their life just because they are females, but […]

Quality matters!

There was this popular aphorism a few years ago that if you spit out of the window of your building along the capital’s main street, it might certainly land on top of a graduate’s head. It was basically used over casual conversation, albeit in a mocking way, to depict how grueling it had become to […]

A former journalist to contest from Dagana

Determined that he can bring a difference in the community, district and for the nation, a former journalist from Bhutan Broadcasting Service, Surjaman Thapa, is one of the latest candidates who has come out as a National Council (NC) aspirant candidate from Dagana. The 32-year-old from Trashithang village, Gesarling gewog in Dagana, reasoned that the […]

Organic chillies from Samtse to hit the market early next year 

Farmers are optimistic that their hard work will yield returns The first harvest of mass organic chillies from Samtse that famers from 12 gewogs in the district have been growing this year following the ban on the import of chillies from India is expected to be available in the market by January next year. Famers […]

Plans to commercialize Gasa Tshachu underway

If things go as planned, locals and tourists visiting the much-thronged Tshachu (hot spring) in Gasa would have to pay certain fee for availing services and facilities at the Tshachu. An initial service called “Pay and Use” service has in fact already been piloted at the Tshachu. A fee of Nu 500 is charged per […]

DPT announces Khaling-Wamrong constituency’s candidate

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) has officially announced the former Director of the Royal Institute of Hospitality and Tourism, Kama Thinley, as their electoral candidate for Khaling-Wamrong constituency in Trashigang. The 45-year old is a Sherubtse College graduate, who began his career as a principal of a higher secondary school in Haa. Later, he moved to […]

Potato exporters grapple with space crunch

The lack of proper storage facilities at Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) auction yard in Phuentsholing has left many farmers, who have come to sell their potatoes, dejected. Every year farmers confront the problem of queuing up for days, even for weeks, until their produce get sold. And this is because of poor logistic […]