Youngest council aspirant from Paro inspired by former US President, Barack Obama

Twenty-eight year old Jangchub Dorji who runs a successful family mushroom growing business in his own hometown is the youngest National Council (NC) aspirant from Paro. From Gatana village under Luni gewog, Paro, Jangchub Dorji completed his Bachelors in English in Environmental from Royal Thimphu College. After completing his studies, he went back to his […]

Chharo app to facilitate cashless transactions

In line with the national goal to encourage a cashless economy and promote financial inclusion, Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched mobile e-wallet “Chharo” yesterday. Chharo is the first e-wallet to be introduced in the country.  It is an e-wallet application available for free download on both Android and iOS platform allowing anyone including tourists and […]

Former principal to contest NC elections from Chhukha

Almost certain that the time has come now for him to thank the people for what they have given him, former principal of Sherub Reldri Higher Secondary School in Monggar, Sangay Dorji, has come out as one of the aspiring candidates in the upcoming National Council elections this year. Sangay Dorji, 38 from Gedu, plans […]

A civil engineer among NC aspirants from Samtse

Resolute in his belief that he can bring positive developments in his community, a 28-year-old civil engineer is one of the aspiring candidates who would be contesting in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Samtse this year. Ugyen Lama, who worked as a project engineer with M.T.K Construction Private Limited in Wangduephodrang from 2015 […]

51 annual performance agreement targets achieved

Of the total 378 activities that the 10 ministries set at the beginning of the Financial Year 2017-18, 51 have already been achieved. The Prime Minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, applauded the ambition of the ministries during the mid-year review of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) on Wednesday. Some of the initiatives achieved include establishment of […]

Face to Face with Passang Dorji

Business Bhutan reporter Chencho Dema caught up with Passang Dorji, a former journalist and PhD scholar, to talk about his venture into politics. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) declared Passang as its candidate for Bartsham-Shongphu Constituency, Trashigang, for the 2018 National Assembly elections, last Tuesday. 1.Tell us a bit about yourself Answer: I am Passang Dorji […]

My father’s Fairy Godmother – Kezang Choden

My father is sick. I’m always angry at how unfair this is. He has a beautiful soul, free from the superficial desires of the human mind. Why him? He has never caused harm to anyone. In fact, he’s quite popular among his colleagues, everyone wanting to pair with him for work or sport. Any compassion, […]

Bloggers are not journalists – Nawang Phuntsho

To say bloggers are not journalists is to say oranges are not carrots. Bloggers are not journalists. That’s true. But can bloggers become journalists? Maybe. Can journalists be bloggers? Yes. In fact, it would be only proper and appropriate for journalists to blog their opinions as opposed to being ‘politically’ correct all the time. So […]

Women empowerment: The freedom to choose

With the National Council (NC) elections just round the corner, a lot is being said about women’s low participation for leadership roles. From 172 NC candidates, only nine were women. Women have never had it easy. From juggling house chores, family and work to being a superefficient manager, mum and wife; she is expected to […]

Taking the different road

Five Sherubtse College graduates find happiness in monkhood As the early morning rays of the sun slice through the traditional windows of the Kanglung shedra, leaving slabs of light on the prayer hall, monks in maroon robes pore over Buddhist texts, reciting the verses in a low, monotonous drone. A strong scent of incense emanates […]