The other side of social media

Contemporary lives have become unimaginable today without the social media considering the average time an individual spends today on these sites. Whatever said and done, it is not something that is going to go away soon. Albeit we may be a little far away physically in terms of being called a global village, but we […]

127 candidates to contest for council

The third National Council (NC) elections will see 127 candidates vying for 20 seats on April 20, poll day. The candidates emerged after successfully crossing the stages the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) laid out for them. They were first nominated by their gewogs through a zomdu selection, followed by scrutiny of nomination papers on […]

Cabinet asks ACC to investigate corruption charges against PM

The Cabinet submitted a letter to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on March 16 on the instruction of the Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay to investigate charges of corruption against him concerning the building of a compound wall and security facilities at his private residence in Taba after he was accused by the Opposition party. This […]

National Intellectual Property Policy 2018 launched

The minister for economic affairs, Lekey Dorji launched the National Intellectual Property Policy (NIPP) 2018 on Thursday. The NIPP will promote creativity and innovation for social, cultural and economic development in the country through appropriate legislation. During the launch, Lyonpo Lekey Dorji said that the policy has been formulated to provide clarity to the development […]

BNB sets up extension office in Kanglung

Bhutan National Bank Limited (BNBL) inaugurated its extension office in Kanglung, Trashigang yesterday. The extension office was set up in Kanglung as the gewog is one of the largest in the dzongkhag and it will benefit the people of Udzorong gewog as well. BNB Trashigang Bank Manager Kinley Jamtsho said that the extension office in […]

PCAL management, employees lock horns over recruitment

The employees of Penden Cement Authority Limited (PCAL) are disgruntled with the employment scheme the management has put in place for the company’s workers. Around 130 employees, including 64 Indians employed on a muster roll, say they need to be employed on a permanent basis as they have served the company for more than 10 […]

Nu 19mn released for NC campaign 

The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) released Nu 19.05mn as election campaign fund for the National Council (NC) candidates last week. The candidates, 127 of them, are entitled to get Nu 150,000 each, the campaign expenditure ceiling, which they cannot exceed. The council candidates will use the amount availed through a separate bank account for […]

PDP offers serving cabinet secretary a ticket to contest

The current cabinet secretary, Kinzang Wangdi, has been offered the ticket to contest in the upcoming elections from the Barstsham-Shongphu constituency in Trashigangas a candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The Prime Minister also confirmed that the party did approach him to consider joining the party. However, even before the cabinet secretary has formally resigned […]