Sir/Madam,                                                                                                                          Apropos to “Eight youth claim of being conned in Siliguri” that appeared in Kuensel newspaper on October 5th 2018 and more than 600 Bhutanese youth trapped in a Ponzi scheme in Siliguri by the Bhutanese newspaper on 10/06/2018, it has been found out that the name of the company, Arch Trademark Pvt Ltd, has […]


His Holiness consecrates choeten in Samdrup Jongkhar His Holiness the Je Khenpo, Trulku Ngawang Jigme Chhoedra, consecrated a Dre-Maed Nam-Nyi choeten in Samdrup Jongkhar on Sunday. Located in the district town and built by the S.D Eastern Ferro Silicon Private Limited Company, the choeten is expected not only to be a place of worship for […]

India announces Nu 45bn assistance to Bhutan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Nu 45bn (INR 4,500 crore) financial assistance to Bhutan for its 12th Five-Year-Plan while delivering his press statement yesterday during the state visit of Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay Tshering to India.  “This contribution will be according to the needs and priorities of Bhutan,” the Indian PM said. As this year […]

PM’s visit to India reinforces status quo, strengthens old ties – Kinley Tshering

As the tradition is, India has been the first call abroad for all the elected Prime Ministers of Bhutan. Given India’s significance as a traditional ally, development and trading partner, close neighbor, and above all, the biggest donor for Bhutan, Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering’s maiden visit to India this week is therefore no mere […]

‘Learn and Earn’ program approved based on BEO’s proposal

In the wake of the ‘Learn and Earn’ program in Japan becoming more contentious each day, questions have surfaced in various platforms and from various quarters on how and why the labor ministry gave such a huge project to Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO). Apart from the assessment criteria on how was the project awarded to […]

Many land owners yet to start construction in Gola town

More than 40 plot owners are yet to begin construction in Gola, a satellite town in Sipsu in Samtse, despite construction having been allowed for town development. Limited scope for loan repayment and unavailability of tenants have been cited as reasons for not starting construction by plot owners, while the Dungkhag administration has recently reminded […]

Private vehicles rob taxi drivers of business in T/gang

Cabbies in Trashigang are unhappy with private vehicles operating as taxis. Taxi drivers say that private vehicles are hampering their business by carrying passengers at cheaper rates. They claim that about 10 private vehicles are operating commercially to carry people in the town. Tashi, a taxi driver from Trashigang, said that despite regular inspections by […]

When ego dies, a noble human is born – Andrew Cohen

Is it possible to attain a state where the ego actually dies? Well, i’ve met one or two people in my life in whom it appeared that this had occurred – the ego had literally dissolved. But in those rare cases, i don’t think it was a result of the individuals’ own choice or effort […]

Drukair launches educational outreach program for less privileged students

As part of its corporate social responsibility, Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines, has initiated an educational outreach program under the banner ‘Tongsa Penlop Inspire Program’ last week, which will be organized annually from 2018 onwards. This new program will replace the erstwhile ‘Trongsa Penlop Rolling Trophy’, which was a golf tournament organized by Drukair annually. The […]

CBS whitewashes 362 choetens in two years

Ever since taking up the choeten white washing project on November 11, 2016 on a voluntary basis, the community based scouts (CBS) of Kuenphen (Let’s Help) has completed whitewashing of 362 choetens under three different phases in Thimphu, Chhukha, Paro, Trongsa, Zhemgang and Bumthang. Kuenphen (Let’s Help) is a youth group initially formed in 2016 […]