FCBL eases problems for potato farmers

Much to the relief of potato farmers, the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) has installed better facilities to store and auction potatoes starting this year. The shortage of parking space at the auction yard has been an issue till last year as hundreds of trucks would remain stranded nearby the auction yard with potatoes […]

Businesses drive women to learn new dialects in Ramthangka

Selling handicrafts and home decors to tourists and visitors has enabled women from Shari Tshento in Paro, a few kilometers below the sacred and the most visited site of Paro Taktsang, to learn new dialects. Dema, 68 from Shari, for example, can speak basic Hindi and English today, which is enough for her to run […]

Major projects underway to transform Bhutan’s trading hub

Trade is further expected to boost in the border town of Phuentsholing once all the infrastructures are in place and utilized properly. Projects to double-lane northern bypass highway, mini dry port, and land customs stations are already in full swing presently. All these facilities once operated would decongest traffic in the core town area. A […]

Soft Skills that employers value – Abhijit Bhaduri

If your resume is not on LinkedIn, it is harder for you to be seen in the job market. More than half a billion (562 million if you are one for precision) people have joined LinkedIn. India is LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US. It is also a great place for employers to […]

Disaster management Act now!

The recent flashflood in Trashigang has been a reminder call to the nation and the authorities. It has only heightened the sense of urgency and attention that our so called disaster preparedness demands. The last time an earthquake of major proportions struck the country was in 2009. The whole country shook. People in all corners […]

PDP declares its candidate from Dokar-Shaba constituency

Former managing director of Bhutan Power Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) Gem Tshering has been declared by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as its last candidate on Thursday afternoon, who would be contesting from Dokar-Shaba constituency in Paro and ‪replacing incumbent MP Kezang D Wangmo, for the 2018 elections. Gem Tshering, 59, from Lomekha village, Dogar gewog […]

T/gang Dzongkhag to reinforce safety measures against flashflood

Increasing the height of the flood protection wall alongside the Mithimdrang stream and measures to increase the height of the bridge over the protection wall in Trashigang town are some provisions the Trashigang district administration is looking into to avert damages should a similar flashflood to that of the evening of July 22 occur in […]

Sale of expired goods continues in Trashigang

Albeit not rampant compared to past years, residents say retail and wholesale shops in Trashigang still sell expired goods. A resident, who bought noodles and biscuits from one of the shops, said she was surprised later when her kids at home told her that the goods were already past the expiry date. According to the […]

Bangladesh to donate medicines worth Nu 168mn to Bhutan

As committed by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, during her visit to Bhutan last year, Dhaka will be donating Nu 168mn worth of medicines to Bhutan. To mark or symbolize the handing over of 258 essential medicines to Bhutan, the Health Minister of Bangladesh, Mohammed Nasim, handed over some medicines to the Ambassador Sonam T. […]