Clients complain about POL online services

Soon after the Regional Trade and Industry Office in Thimphu (RTIO) implemented the online service for POL products from January 1 this year, many customers have been complaining about the complications. POL products include kerosene coupon, new gas connection and refilling of LPG cylinders. The consumer card system for distribution of POL products, which was […]

Drayang owners & employees feel they are doing valid business

Although drayangs are often  seen as shady and dingy liquor houses in the country where women are exploited, drayang owners themselves feel that they are doing service to those who would be unemployed otherwise. From a total of 49 drayangs in the country, Thimphu alone has a total of 14 drayangs and more than 300 […]

Tsagay Nima: A gardener par excellence

In an age when employment is hard to come by, Nima Dorji, 87, known as Tsagay Nima because of his speech and hearing impairment, is earning his own livelihood and is an independent, industrious man. Nima Dorji who lives with his half-sister, Aum Pem, 85, in their two-storied traditional house in town is a gardener […]

iBEST institute trains 400 in multimedia

And other courses like leadership and management iBest institute of media, management and technical studies in Thimphu has trained more than 400 people and has provided consultancy services to 150 clients since it was established in 2014. The institute is the only full-fledged one of its kind that provides consultancy services, multimedia solutions and training […]

Landfill in T/Yangste to be relocated

To address the growing issue of waste in Trashiyangtse town, the municipal authority is planning to relocate the existing landfill in the 12th Five Year Plan. Constructed in 1992, the existing landfill located at Rangla about 5km away from Yangtse town has reached its full capacity. “The existing landfill is almost full and very often […]

Dignity of labor: 50 youth show the way

It is seven in the morning. At the Sherubtse College campus in Kanglung, Trashigang one figure after another slowly appears, shovel and spade in hand. It will not be long before they start backbreaking labor, carrying cement bags and sand to construct a wall. These are the 50 students from the college who are working […]

Former businessman aspires for NC, Sarpang

Thirty-five year old Anand Rai will contest for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Gakidling gewog under Sarpang dzongkhag for the second time. He is the lone NC candidate from his gewog. Anand Rai graduated from North Eastern Hill University Shillong with a major in History in 2007. He worked as a chairman for […]

Actress aspires for National Council from Punakha

She is the second woman to declare her candidature from Punakha   A popular actress, Lhaki Dolma, will contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Punakha. Lhaki Dolma, 39, mother of two daughters is the second woman aspirant candidate from the dzongkhag. She is the only candidate from Jimethang village under Dzomi gewog. […]

King never sleeps – DORJI WANGCHUK

In Thailand there is a beautiful tradition whereby a king is supposed to stay awake at night. He does not sleep because he has to protect his people who retire from a hard day’s work. The tradition started from the kings of Ayutthaya who were at war with Burmese kingdoms. The people then could sleep […]