Elections 2018 – FUMBLY

  Elections for the National Assembly are nearly here, and we’ve been told all kinds of things by all kinds of people, some of whom have tried to convince us they care for us a lot, even though it is the first time they’ve seen us. In our Parliamentary system of government, the lower house […]

Rethink Education For Moral Empowerment – Farida Vahedi

  We are passing through a period of transition from childhood to adulthood. Words such as fear, violence, ethnic and religious cleansing, gender discrimination, moral degradation and gun shooting in schools have lost their original impact. At the same time, we hear of concerted efforts being made across the world towards world peace, tolerance, reciprocity […]

Wake up civil servants!

Our government agencies and civil servants have a lot to work on. Apart from the fact that the authorities have many development activities to their credit and made service delivery easier and more accessible through  modern, online facilities like the G2C, many glitches still exist in customer service delivery. If you have to shuttle to […]

Physical impairment cases see steady rise

The annual health bulletin 2018 revealed that the population of impairment is highest in the southern parts of Bhutan. The report revealed that Samtse Dzongkhag has the highest physical, speech and multiple impairments when compared to other Dzongkhags. The highest number of people with physical impairment is seen in Samtse with 162 followed by Wangduephodrang […]

Spending the holidays fruitfully

Kanglung in Trashigang turns into a dead town during the vacations. College and schools are closed and students and staff leave for the holidays rendering the town quiet and still. However, the new construction site in Kanglung is filled with music, loud laughter, fresh dust and different working materials. Summer vacation has been a busy […]

Amochhu bridge inaugurated today

The cost escalated to Nu 354mn from the initially estimated Nu 245mn Amochhu bridge is finally complete and will be open to traffic from today. The works and human settlement minister, Dorji Choden will inaugurate the bridge. The final cost of the bridge escalated to Nu 354mn while initially it was estimated at Nu 245mn. […]

ABI to deploy machine for three months to clear Pasakha road block

The Association of Bhutanese Industries (ABI) has decided to deploy a pay loader at Bhalujhora in Pasakha where a massive landslide has blocked the road. Already, the Department of Road (DOR) under works and human settlement ministry has placed an excavator at the site permanently. ABI’s member industries which have their manufacturing plants in Pasakha […]

SDF to develop e-commerce platform and support start-ups

SAARC Development Fund (SDF), the cross border project umbrella financing institution for SAARC member states is in the process of developing an e-commerce platform for enabling seamless trade of goods and services across SAARC member states. It will also fund start ups, giving a fillip to budding entrepreneurs in the region. SDF has committed to […]

Football coaching camp draws more than 50 students in S/Jongkhar

A total of 50 students under age 14 are participating in a 20-day summer football coaching camp, themed ‘Milo summer coaching camp’ in Samdrup Jongkhar starting July 5. The camp aims to provide a platform for the students to engage themselves meaningfully during the summer break and to train talented youth with potential. The summer […]

Thromdes forego huge revenue as taxation policy was never revised for last 26 years: RAA

The review of Thromdes’ financial statement indicated that Thromdes are spending more than their ability to raise revenue thwarting the goal of attaining financial sustainability. Nevertheless, the Thromdes have been using the same tax rates for the past 26 years. Thromde taxes, fees and charges are assessed based on the Revised Taxation Policy of 1992. […]