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 […]

Samdrup Jongkhar business community seeks govt. intervention

PMO has directed the Thromde to compile a report on the prevailing market crisis to give the government idea on how best to intervene The business community in Samdrup Jongkhar has submitted a comprehensive report on the deteriorating market condition in the border town to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) this week. This submission was […]

UPDATE: Family suspects foul play in balcony fall case

The Thimphu police are still investigating the case concerning the death of a 25-year-old student of Royal Thimphu College (RTC), who succumbed to his injuries after he allegedly fell from a second floor apartment balcony on the night of December 1 in Babesa. The deceased was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of JDWNR […]

Thorthormi Lake: the danger is far from over

Although the risk has been reduced for now, the potential threat remains Despite investing US$ 4mn to reduce the water level of Bhutan’s most dangerous glacial lake, Thorthormi, with mitigation works spanning over five years (2008-12), the lake still remains a threat with the potential of bursting its banks causing Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF).  […]