Civil servants want high altitude allowance

Civil servants of Sephu, Gangtey and Phobji gewogs under Wangduephodrang dzongkhag wants high altitude allowance. But though the civil servants have raised the issue to the authorities, so far they have not received any positive response. The Gewog Administrative Officer (GAO) of Sephu Gewog intends to propose for discussion in light of all the difficulties […]

Social worker to contest for NC from Mongar

A university graduate with a passion for social work, Pema Dorji is the lone candidate from Silambi gewog in Mongar to declare his candidature for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections. Twenty-eight year old Pema Dorji told Business Bhutan that he wants to contribute toward strengthening the house of law while focusing on social services. […]

Lone female NC candidate to re-contest from Chhukha

Thirty-seven year old Tshewang Lhamo will be re-contesting for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Chukha. Tshewang Lhamo is from Tshimasham village from Bjabchho gewog. She is the lone female candidate from her dzongkhag. Similarly, she is the only female candidate re-contesting for the third time. She served in NC’s first term from 2008 […]

Farmers worried as ginger price hits a record low

Farmers growing ginger are worried this time as the price of ginger has fallen to a record low of Nu 15 per kg for the new harvest that has started to hit the market. Last year, at this time of the year, the price of ginger had skyrocketed to Nu 120 per kg, which is […]

Kanglung to have fuel depot by May

Residents of Kanglung in Trashigang had to travel to Pam, 19km away just to fuel their cars. Not anymore. A fuel depot is due in Kanglung by May for which the Dzongkhag has already identified 83d of land. The construction will start in January. A Kanglung resident, Sonam Tenzin said that a fuel depot in […]

A malicious political vendetta – Opposition

Calling the recent allegation against the party and former minister of works and human settlement Yeshey Zimba on the fiscal incentive case as ‘a malicious political vendetta’, Opposition Leader Pema Gyamtsho maintained that Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will take the government to court if pushed too far. This was divulged during the conference with the […]

Remittance hits US$ 2.7mn last year

Records maintained with the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) show that remittance through RemitBhutan hit more than US$ 2.7mn as of December last year. So far, 1,175 foreign currency accounts have been opened with the financial institutions of country. In terms of actual operations, the RMA has received more than US$ 2.7mn as of December 2017, […]

Opposition alleges ‘misuse of public resource’ by PM

The amount of around Nu 3mn that was incurred to construct security system at the private residence of Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay at Taba has been brought up by the Opposition last week, describing it as serious form of corruption and that it needs to be investigated. According to the Opposition, he (Lyonchhen) knows […]