From teaching to National Council aspirant

Believing that joining the National Council (NC) is a shorter and more impactful route to serve people, former teacher Tenzin Samdrup has declared his candidature for the council from Dagana. Tenzin Samdrup holds a B.Ed in English from Paro College of Education from where he graduated in 2005. He has been a teacher for the […]

T-Bank launches TPAY to enable mobile banking services

In a bid to facilitate financial transactions for customers using their mobile phones, make balance enquiries and avail other wide range of banking transactions, the Governor of Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), Dasho Penjore, launched T-Bank’s mobile application at Hotel Taj Tashi in Thimphu Tuesday. Named TPAY, the mobile application allows customers to view their account […]

Visually impaired farmer grows hazelnuts

Sixty-eight year old Ap Kencho sits alone on a chair by his field inTseza gewog, Dagana. He has a way of tilling his field which strangers would find strange. He digs into the soil and feels the spade. If the soil clings to the spade, he deduces that the soil is moist otherwise if the […]

Former instructor to contest NC elections from Mongar

A former instructor under the Chiphen Rigpel project, Ugyen Tshering, is one of the aspiring candidates from Mongar who would be contesting for the first time in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections this year. Ugyen Tshering, 35, is from Gashire, Drametse Gewog in Trashigang, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tamil […]

An educated farmer from Trashigang, who wants to turn ‘Economic Wheel’

After having had toiled in the field for more than 15 years, Sangay Tenzin, 38, has eventually decided to venture into policy making as one of the aspiring candidates from Trashigang to contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections this year. Sangay Tenzin, after completing B.A Economics (Hons) from Sherubtse College in 2005, stayed […]

A National Order of Merit (Silver) recipient to contest for NC

Former forester Gyem Dorji, 42, will contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Rephey village under Drakten gewog in Trongsa. Gyem Dorji is the only candidate from his gewog and is a recipient of the prestigious excellence in service award-National Order of Merit Silver from His Majesty The King during the 110th National […]

Ex-civil servant to contest for NC, Tsirang

Fifty-four year old Nim Karma will contest for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Tsirang. Nim Karma, a father of two, is the only candidate from Neymedsa village in Rangthangling gewog, Tsirang. He has a Bachelors in Arts from Sherubtse College and an MBA from the University of Canberra, Australia. Nim Karma worked 13 […]

Agriculturist to contest for NC from T/gang

Twenty-five year old Ugyen Phuntsho will contest for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Trashang village in Bartsham gewog under Trashigang Dzongkhag. Ugyen Phuntsho holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Population Studies from Sherubtse College from where he graduated in 2015. He said he was waiting for the 2018 elections so he did […]

A lawyer among NC aspirants from Punakha

Resolute that his legal background would come helpful if elected, Dechen Thaiye Dorji, 34, is another aspiring candidate who has come out to contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections this year. The lawyer from Siluna under Tobesa Gewog in Punakha says he wants to contest for the NC elections given that the NC […]

From womb to tomb: A real drama of human existence – Amrith Bdr Subba

  A man, fed up with his routine life, decides to go on a long religious retreat. His spiritual Master teaches him that human desires and attachments are the main causes of suffering in the world and that he should learn to detach himself from the luxury and comfort of the materialistic world in order […]