Bhutan’s Gazprom Football representatives return home with lessons of a lifetime

The world’s biggest sporting event is on; the much awaited 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia that kicked off on June 14. Along the sidelines, the Gazprom Football for Friendship (F4F) in Moscow, Russia took place from June 8-15, bringing together young football players and young journalists aged 12 years from 211 countries and regions. […]

Trashigang residents use outdoor gym facility to the hilt

It is 5:30 in the evening and the outdoor gym which lies below the road toward Trashigang hospital is filled with an assortment of people, young and old, who have come out for some physical exercise and fresh air. Trashigang residents are becoming increasingly health conscious and the outdoor gym facility is used to its […]

These Are Sensational Times – Jurmi Chhowing

  (Wikipedia: Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. It’s mainly distributed by social media but is periodically circulated through mainstream media. Its intent is to mislead in order to damage an agency, […]

Why is it that honest people suffer? – A Parthasarathy

  The general grievance everywhere is that the innocent suffer at the hands of the vicious. That the honest are deceived and harassed while the dishonest exploit and prosper. The innocent are frustrated not knowing the reason for this paradox in life. The reason becomes obvious with a study of the inner personality of humans. […]

Civil service role and political priorities

Contrary to past elections, we are seeing an increasing number of civil servants getting into politics. It’s not only resigned senior civil servants, who are setting foot in politics after resignation, but there is also an increasing number of civil servants who are resigning to contest in the 2018 elections. Interestingly, civil service is increasingly […]

Phuentsholing GC Road blocked affecting multiple villages

Phuentsholing’s gewog connectivity road connecting Logchina gewog has remained blocked for several days due to heavy rainfall cutting off more than three villages. The villagers now walk to reach Phuentsholing main town for shopping. More than 10 villages of two gewogs use the road as their lifeline. Only boleros, the main utility van for villagers […]

Rural people still insensitive to LGBT, say community members

An LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) awareness workshop themed “stigma reduction and evolving LGBT community” was held at Sherubtse College in Kanglung by Lhaksam on Monday. Talking to Business Bhutan, LGBT community members agreed that the stigma they face in rural areas like the eastern villages is huge. “LGBT community faces harassment and discrimination […]

Face to Face: Jigme Singye, founder of Happy Delivery

In today’s fast paced world when every minute is precious, Jigme Singye, a 28-year-old from Jamkhar, Trashiyangtse who completed his Masters degree from the College of Natural Resources, Lobesa in 2016 has founded Happy Delivery, a service that delivers Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) at your doorsteps in the capital. When he started initially, Jigme Singye […]

Roadside vegetable vendors to be penalized

  Farmers from Trashigang and Trashiyangtse who sell their agricultural produce along the footpath near Methidrang stream instead of the vegetable shed in town will be penalized soon if they fail to stop hawking on the streets, according to the Trashigang Thromde Thuemi, Thinley Namgay. The local farmers sell items like chilies, cabbage, radish, beans, […]

BoB branch office opens in Pasakha

  The Bank of Bhutan (BoB) opened its 49th branch at Pasakha industrial estate in Phuentsholing on June 15 in a simple ceremony graced by the Phuentsholing Thrompon, local leaders, officials and the local public. With the opening of the branch, the residents need not travel all the way to Phuentsholing, 14km away to avail […]