Flared skirts & patterned slings: Creating a niche in fashion

Tashi Zangmo popularly known as Wangpe Tashi is a 30 year old fashion designer creating waves in the Bhutanese fashion industry. A young, upcoming fashion designer in the country, her eyes are set on redefining popular female fashion. Known for her unique designs among the youngsters, Tashi is a mother of one and her love […]

Plastic ban is back

Plastic ban to be reinforced with use of alternative bags The ban on plastic bags, which will be enforced from April 1, will also see the introduction of alternative bags such as jute and other biodegradable bags, according to an official from the National Environment Commission (NEC). The plastic ban comes after the first one […]

Phuentsholing Thromde finds it challenging to implement pedestrian way

The Thrompon urges people have to understand the policies and cooperate in developing the Throm and decongest the town While it has been a little more than a week after the Phuentsholing Thromde removed light vehicle parking along three streets in the town, drivers are yet to heed to the new rule. Vehicles are still […]

Phuentsholing – from a small border town to a business hub

The Thrompon says that Phuentsholing one day will be the next Singapore Though not to perfection, but the border town of Phuentsholing has witnessed and undergone drastic development as compared to a decade or two. It’s likely to be a new town for those who haven’t been to Phuentsholing for long. Concrete buildings across the […]

DHI to finance entire recurrent expenditure by 2030

From 2008 to 2017, DHI and Group covered 50.30% of the total recurrent expenditures The government’s investment arm, Druk Holding and Investments (DHI), has set an ambitious target to fund the entire recurrent expenditure of the government projected at Nu 68.77bn by 2030. This is one of DHI’s 10-year plan, according to its publication ‘Into […]

BAFRA imposes around Nu 2mn fine for smuggling banned vegetables

The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) seized banned vegetables and imposed a fine of around Nu 19.46mn yesterday. BAFRA officials, acting upon tip off, seized five vehicles carrying chilies, beans and cauliflowers from the Rinchending checkpoint. They seized 843kgs of chilies, 283kgs of beans and 245kgs of cauliflowers. While two DCMs were heading […]

Waste issue mounts in the capital

A lack of civic sense and uncontrolled waste disposal along roadsides, riverbanks, and landfills has become a huge problem with garbage piles touching peaks. Thimphu’s only landfill in Memelakha collects around 40.3 Metric Tons (MT) of waste daily and the dry waste segregation site in Babesa collects around 20-25 MT of waste daily. According to […]

Are We a Thinking Society? – Yeshey Dorji

The self-appointed guardians of compassion and empathy – the religious and the righteous – will have you believe that the purpose behind imposing a ban on selling meat during the holy month (we are currently into one) is to reduce the slaughter of animals. Alas! They achieve just the opposite – it causes thousands of […]

Gold Cup kicks off Monday in Phuentsholing

Twelve teams – six from Bhutan, four from India and two from Nepal – will be playing in the prestigious and much-awaited Jigme Dorji Wangchuck memorial Gold Cup at the Phuentsholing Sports Association (PSA) ground from Monday. This football championship was first started in 1987 as an annual event and saw teams from Nepal and […]

Thinley Wangmo becomes Under-19 Badminton Champ

True to the expectation of many, a class 12 passed student of Phuentsholing Higher Secondary School, Thinley Wangmo, emerged winner in the Woman’s Final Badminton Championship (U-19) held in Phuentsholing last week after winning four matches in a row. The 18-year-old champ credits her success to her parents and coaches who have been supporting her. […]