14 incumbent NC members confirmed to recontest

Three are not re-contesting and two are not sure as of now Out of the total 20 National Council (NC) members representing 20 Dzongkhags of the country, 14 incumbent NC members will be re-contesting in the upcoming NC elections this year. Unlike the 2013 elections, incumbent NC members can re-contest now without having to resign […]

‘Mom at School’ comes to rescue of needy students

An initiative taken by a teacher of Phuentsholing Lower Secondary School, called ‘Mom at School’, is increasingly gaining popularity in the border town of Phuentsholing. Wangmo, a teacher, initially started this charity for financially deprived students. It all began in 2015 when Wangmo and 30 other teachers, out of compassion, started the initiative with Nu […]

A business entrepreneur among NC aspirants from Dagana

A business graduate and business entrepreneur, Dawa Rigyel, is one among the many aspiring candidates from Dagana who has declared to contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections this year. Dawa Rigyel, who has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, is confident […]

Face to Face – BNEW: Advocating women participation in the elections

The Executive Director of Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW), Phuntshok Choden talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on the challenges of women vying for leadership roles and how BNEW is preparing aspirant women candidates for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections. Q.What are BNEW’s mandates? What role does it play in the elections? […]

Youth leads waste management project in T/Yangste

The sheer amount of plastic and other waste generated at home is enough to put most people off the mammoth task of waste management. But for the past three months, young entrepreneur and the founder of Evergreen Bhutan Tshering Dorji with social worker Kezang Dorji has been working to establish the culture of segregating waste […]

Marriage is a public toilet: Get in or get out! – Lobzang Nima

  Just recently, I had a brush-up with my dear for the umpteenth time and now our horns are locked and our mood is darker than hell. If a man sips words that few women neglect, this would mean turmoil in relationship. If I had to digest and swallow all that women say, then I […]

Incentivize tourism in the east

Tourism in Bhutan has come a long way since the coronation of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo when the country first officially opened to tourism in 1974. Since then the numbers of tourists have soared from a few hundreds to millions today. Besides the numbers, tourism has been pivotal to the nation in terms of revenue […]

Roadmap for tertiary education developed

The Department of Adult and Higher Education has developed the roadmap for tertiary education: 2017-27 mainly to operationalize the Tertiary Education Policy of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2010. The roadmap would serve as a strategic guide for the growth and development of tertiary education in Bhutan for the next 10 years. The enrolment at the […]

Nothing wrong with establishment of central schools, says home minister

Home and cultural affairs minister Dawa Gyeltshen validated the establishment of central schools across the country, during his recent tour to Chhukha, saying that such a system existed even prior to the introduction of democracy in the country. The central school issue, which was debated and deliberated in the parliament and still continues to be […]