ShaMa Foundation reaches rural Bhutan

ShaMa foundation, an international, non – profit organization dedicated to social welfare, education, and health care, which has been active since 2015, and was incorporated in 2018 initiated Shudh Program in Bhutan last year, in June 2017. The program aims to provide access to safe drinking water in remote and challenging geographies and also strives […]

P/ling voters expect farm roads, agro revival and development of extended Thromdes

For the voters of one of the biggest constituencies, Phuentsholing, recent development activities have left them dissatisfied. Phuentsholing constituency, which is comprised of a Thromde and six gewogs, has 10,737 registered voters. Maintenance and up-gradation of farm roads and hospitals, irrigation channels and revival of agriculture in the constituency are top expectations of the voters […]

DPT president refutes claim on privatizing hydropower projects

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president Pema Gyamtsho has refuted allegation of privatizing hydropower projects in the country. During his tour in Chhukha and Samtse last week, Pema Gyamtsho said privatizing hydropower projects is nowhere mentioned in their party’s manifesto. He explained that the party has promised to promote private sectors’ participation, but not privatize the […]

DPT confident about winning election

After coming second in the primary round, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) is now confident that they can win the general round of the third parliamentary election on October 18. After completing tour in the central and southern parts of the country, DPT president Pema Gyamtsho said the party is expected to form the government. “The […]

Bhutanese organic essential oil hits the market

Kingdom Essences began with the motive to support the Nubi Menjong Nyamley Tshogdey (NMNT) in rural Trongsa comprising about 150 households by helping with income generation through value addition of local produce. Kingdom Essences (K.Essences) are tiny bottles of natural local made-in-Bhutan essential oils. The products include caraway essential oil which is good for seasonal […]

DPT denies DNT’s allegation of having recruited 20 youths

  The general secretary of Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), Sangay Phurba, denied allegation from Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) of DPT having had recruited 20 youths to defame DNT and its candidates on the social media and discredit the party. During the press conference in Thimphu on Wednesday, Sangay Phurba said the allegation was false and […]

DNT expects to win in 25 constituencies: President

At Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s (DNT) campaign in Lhuentse on October 3, the party president, Lotay Tshering said that according to the party’s calculation, it expects to win in at least 25 constituencies. “I am optimistic that DNT will win the general elections but the supporters of PDP and BKP will decide the end results,” he […]

PDP & BKP votes: game changer for the generals

It has been accepted by the two political parties, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), that the game changer for the general round will be the votes that they will garner from earlier People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) supporters. In the primary round, there was a difference of […]

DNT affirms that doing away with Class X cut off point is doable; meets with criticism

Responding to Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT)’s statement that their pledges of doing away with class X cut off point and introducing breast feeding allowance to rural women are not doable, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) said these pledges are unconventional but feasible. “So is making WiFi available for free,” said DNT president Lotay Tshering. According to […]

BoB launches mobile banking services

The Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched its mobile banking services called banking on wheels on Wednesday. Banking on wheels provides basic banking facilities from a mobile van equipped with computers and other equipment capable of providing banking services like any branch of the bank. The mobile van will travel to various areas in Thimphu on […]