Lone dairy farmer does lucrative business

It is eight in the morning. As usual, Sonam Gyaltshen is seen doing the rounds in his milk van, filling empty jerry cans left on the wooden benches along the shops in Kanglung. He collects the empty jerry cans and leaves milk-filled jerry cans in the shops. For Sonam Gyaltshen from Rongthong, the only individual […]

World Cup mania grips Kanglung

Everyone in Sangay Tenzin’s TV room in Kanglung is waiting with bated breath for the clock to strike nine. The atmosphere is charged with visible excitement. A huge crowd is gathered in front of the extra large sized TV to witness the 2018 FIFA World Cup, four years after Germany last triumphed in Brazil, this […]

NC’s 21st session to include follow-up reports

The 21st National Council (NC) session will see the follow-ups on the resolutions of the 20th session of NC as per the final agenda of the NC. The follow-up report includes Legal Aid to Indigent Persons, Government to Citizen (G2C) services, Local Government members’ leave entitlement and the Allocating of Budget for black topping of […]

29 out of school youth decide on career paths after capacity building training

Twenty-nine out of school youth have decided to opt for career choices after a capacity building training in Phuentsholing organized by the Department of Youth and Sports under the education ministry last week. The youth, mostly unemployed and school dropouts, were selected during a youth survey conducted this year. While nine trainees have opted for […]

Rice self-sufficiency conundrum!

For Bhutan to achieve its vision of food self-sufficiency, a major hurdle against this goal is the scarcity of rice produced in the country despite the presence of other food items such as maize and other cereals. Simply put, we eat more rice than what we produce or what we can produce. In order to […]

Phuentsholing town to be green & litter-free

Visitors to Phuentsholing main town will be guaranteed a more beautiful and cleaner version of the city thanks to Phuentsholing Thromde’s effort to beautify and clean the country’s business hub. The Thromde has completed the beautification of important landmarks within the core town and is in the process of extending its activities to the extended […]

ACC dismisses petition filed against BOE by former employees

Two former employees of Bhutan Overseas Employment Agency (BOE), Karma Tenzin and Karma Dorji, submitted a petition to the Office of Prime Minister (PMO) on May 8 stating that the overcharged amount be reimbursed or adjusted in their loan to the youth sent to Japan. The letter also mentioned about the lack of transparency in […]

Final phase of G2C Services launched

To improve public service delivery (PSD) further, the G2C (Government to Citizen) office launched six more online services on Thursday. The six eservices include Public Notary Office under Royal Court of Justice, Drug Regulatory Authority, Department of Livestock and National Center for Animal Health, Construction Development Board, National Housing and Development Corporation Limited and Department […]

Project GNH Hut for waste-free Rangjung

Realizing the importance of waste management, Rangjung community under the patronage of His Holiness Dungse Garab Rinpochhoe started a project named GNH Hut towards the end of 2017. The project GNH Hut is a symbol of creating awareness on zero waste policy through reducing and re-using waste and keeping the environment clean. The project entails […]