Probe underway on MoLHR’s training programs

Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay informed the media that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is investigating the case of the various training programs that was initiated by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR). “We do not want to interfere on the investigation,” Lyonchhen said during the meet-the-press session yesterday. “They will not tell us […]

Farmers dispirited to continue paddy cultivation in Barshong

The farmers in Barshong chiwog of Sershong gewog in Sarpang are increasingly getting discouraged to continue paddy cultivation in the absence of proper irrigation facilities in the village. Over the years, farmers have started leaving their wetlands fallow. While they have also resorted to paddy cultivation using monsoon rainwater, they say there is no adequate […]

Search for solution against marauding animals continues  

With wild boars and elephants rampaging farmers’ fields every year, local leaders of Sarpang Dzongkhag urged forestry officials to make necessary and effective measures to save the crops without causing harm to the wild animals. Local leaders during the Fourth Dzongkhag Tshogdu last week say that wildlife predating the crops has become rampant despite various […]

Tendu gup accused of gambling

Former Gup of Tendu Pema Wangchuk filed a police complaint against Tendu Gup Nima Dukpa yesterday for gambling in public domain. The Gup who is also the Thrinzing of Samtse Dzongkhag Tshogdu has been alleged of gambling in one of the classrooms of Kachin Community School on January 1 when a gathering was organized to […]

RMA confirms breach by the RICBL & Nubric

The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has confirmed that the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Ltd. (RICBL) and Nubric Capital Private Limited (NCPL) have breached regulations in investment of funds after the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) wrote about the issue on December 29 last year. Following the completion of investigation of the operation of RICBL and NCPL […]

In Bhutan from Far Away – Troy Wilkinson

  The first thing to understand about a foreigner’s (or at least an American foreigner’s) basic perceptions about Bhutan (if they know of it) is that it consists of a simple trifecta. The three key points are that it’s supposed to be extremely happy due to Gross National Happiness (GNH), have the most environmentally loving […]

Prioritize development first  

Come 2023, the capital city, Thimphu, will be an example to the rest of the world. We would be living in a model city that is culturally vibrant, progressive, safe, and environment friendly – a livable capital, so to say. That’s what we are told. That’s the dream Thimphu Thromde and the Thrompon are selling. […]

Works begin at new Rani Bagan town in Sarpang

With works on around 13 structures including bungalows under full swing, the newly identified town of Rani Bagan (Sechangthang) in Sarpang is buzzing with activities these days. The new structures comprise mostly three-storied buildings. The new town is expected to cater to the residents of sarpang and the nearby villages. Of the three components within […]

72 Dhamngoi Zomdus conducted

Dhamngoi Zomdu is a nomination process of a candidate for NC elections Seventy two Dhamngoi zomdus have been conducted across the country as of Friday. The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) notified that Dhamngoi zomdu for National Council (NC) can be held from February 24. Dhamngoi Zomdu is a nomination process of a candidate for […]