Samtse farmers strive to meet chili demand in winter

Samtse dzongkhag is striving to achieve its target to produce winter chili to meet the off-season market demand. Since last season, the dzongkhag had initiated winter chilli production involving the farmers of 12 gewogs. This year with an increasing number of farmers interested in the initiative, the dzongkhag is trying to increase the winter chilli […]

CDK makes waves in the fashion industry

Thirty-four old Chandrika Tamang resigned from a corporate career and realized her long-cherished dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Currently, she owns the fashion brand CDK that is making waves in the market. CDK produces contemporary Bhutanese textiles. Chandrika trained a month in fashion designing in India. As a child, she was very passionate about making […]

66.36% voter turnout in primary round

In what is a good indication for the country’s democracy, an increasing number of Bhutanese people are exercising their electoral franchise responsibly. The voter turnout in primary round of 2018 elections on Saturday surpasses that of voter turnout in primary round of 2013 elections, voter turnout in general round of 2013 elections, and voter turnout […]

DNT, DPT through to general round of elections 

The presidents, candidates and party workers and supporters of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) are elated and euphoric that the two parties have sailed through the primary round of the third parliamentary elections held on Saturday. Talking to Business Bhutan, DNT president Lotey Tshering said he is very happy not that […]

What changed the game?

The factors that decided the triumph of DNT and DPT The much anticipated primary election 2018 results are out. Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) emerged the winner with highest vote count winning in 16 constituencies, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) runners up, sweeping away 22 constituencies while the maximum number of EVM votes went to People’s Democratic […]

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 […]