Political rhetoric versus truth?

The ovens are heating up. With elections only about a week away and political campaigns in full swing, social media has recently become a crucible for heated discussions, mudslinging, fake news and defamatory comments. However, what recently made the headlines and added fuel to the already roaring fires was the recent social media post by […]

Bhutanese children at risk despite significant socio-economic progress

Chief Advisor to the Interim Government, Chief Justice Tshering Wangchuk, discussed on the importance of childcare and protection, proper hand washing and UNICEF plans in the country with UNICEF Resident Representative Beate Albine Dastel yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Dastel thanked the Chief Advisor for the Royal Government’s initiative on the prayer ceremony conducted for Late Kofi […]

Contractor flees after leaving road incomplete

A 3.6km farm road from Laptsakha connecting Nindulakha inTading gewog has been left incomplete. The villagers say that the contractor after completing the first cutting has stopped the work and fled. M/S Menlha Builders started the work in December 2016 at a cost of Nu 2.6mn. The work was supposed to complete within six months. […]

More than 3500 Bhutanese living abroad register for postal ballot

Though there are no recorded statistics revealing how many Bhutanese are living and studying abroad currently, more than 3,500 of them including 1,879 male and 1,689 female have registered with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) for postal ballot. The postal ballots from the election commission were sent on August 24. Even the commission does […]

Farmers lose hope as cardamom crops fail

It is four in the evening. The day is gradually giving way to dusk. Thick clouds surround the environment. The whole day has seen drizzling rain, not a beam of sunlight is in sight. Khamba Singh Ghalley, after hours of tiring labor calls it a day. He returns from his cardamom orchard looking weary. Not […]

Voters in P/ling apathetic over the elections

As the primary round of National Assembly elections comes round the corner, some of the voters in Phuentsholing are still faced with limited knowledge on the candidates and the parties. The nation will go to the polling booth on September 15. With cardamom and other cash crops’ season at its peak, the people are said […]

RMA cautions people against ponzi schemes

The Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan (RMA) has cautioned the Bhutanese public from participating in ponzi or pyramid schemes. Such practices are not only deceiving, but are also illegal, according to the RMA. This notification, according to the RMA, was made after it had come to RMA`s notice that Bhutanese citizens are being lured to […]

Group formed to export farmers’ produce to third countries

Bhutan Export Business Line (BEBL), an export-oriented business in Phuentsholing is hopeful to take Bhutanese exports to the next level. Formed by Bhutanese business individuals, the association has already started exporting country’s commodities into third countries. Since most of the Bhutanese commodities are absorbed within the Indian market, BEBL feels that the farmers are deprived […]

Bhutan out of SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018

In the battle of the SAARC countries in the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018, Bhutan lost to the host country Bangladesh 2 – 0 in the opening match on Tuesday and lost to Nepal by 4 – 0 on Thursday in the ongoing SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Bangladesh. In the opening […]

Nu 15bn assured in life policy schemes

With Bhutanese becoming more saving-oriented and future-savvy, the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan (RICB) recorded Nu 15bn as assurance and a total number of policy holders at 109,039 as of August this year. Millennium education policy and money bag policy are the most saleable life insurance services in the country as of now. Currently, there […]