A colder winter this time

With temperature dropping by 2-4 degree Celsius in five Dzongkhags across the country, the winter this time has been colder compared to the last one. This is as per the winter analysis graphs for five Dzongkhags done by the National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM). Bhutan recorded four snowfalls till date with the lowest […]

The cost of removing the cut off point

The government will spend Nu 150mn a year to fund the schooling of over 4,000 class X students absorbed in private schools The government will spend anywhere from Nu 140mn to 150mn in a year to sponsor the education of 4,225 class X students who will be enrolled in private schools. A total of 12,033 […]

Zebra Crossings the point of dispute

If there is one thing that annoys commuters, it should be traffic jams. The unrestrained proliferation of motor vehicles in the capital over the years combined with poor road culture and serious lack of awareness on traffic ethics only make traffic jam an urban reality in Thimphu.  The situation is especially worse during the morning […]

Solo art exhibit at 19

To have a solo art exhibition at the age of 19 is no less than a feat and Karma Dendup has achieved that exactly. He describes himself as the sole art enthusiast in his family. Karma completed class XII from Baylling Higher Secondary School in 2018. He is genuinely interested in art and uses various […]

No grounds to reinvestigate BEO case: ACC

Based on the investigation findings, the ACC has forwarded the criminal charges to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has declined to reinvestigate the case on ‘Learn and Earn’ program in Japan. The ACC Commissioner, Jamtsho, told Business Bhutan that the ACC does not see any ground for reinvestigation on […]

RTA’s winter weaving program trains 41 school going girls

Around 41 school going young girls aged 9 – 19 will be completing their winter weaving course at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu on Monday. The weaving course started on December 19 last year and comprises students who had decided to spend their winter vacation fruitfully. As a beginner, students were taught to […]

Private sector beset with challenges

Development of private sector has been constrained by factors such as skills shortage, small size of the domestic market along with limited access to foreign markets, and lack of competition. Access to finance is also one of the repeated challenges voiced by the private sector.  A World Bank report ‘Bhutan development report; a path to […]

Opposition warns unemployment will worsen under this government

The Opposition party has warned that unemployment problem in the country will only become worse during this government’s term. Speaking at the Opposition’s Press Conference on Thursday, Member of Parliament (MP) from Pangbang, Dorji Wangdi, said that the biggest problem in the country is unemployment and that it is going to aggregate and become worse. […]

Rabies outbreak under control in Phuentsholing and Samphelling

The disease was first reported in January 25 The rabies outbreak in the four villages of Phuentsholing and Samphellinggewogs in Chhukha has been brought under control, according to officials from the Regional Veterinary Hospital in Tsimasham. The disease was first reported in January 25. Ahalley and Majuwa in PhuentsholingGewog and Pana B and Rangeytung in […]

Pondering Over These Minor Anomalies – Yeshey Dorji

In the winter months, Bhutan imports electricity from India – at much higher rates than we export to them during the summer months. We pride ourselves as a net exporter of electricity and claim that our biggest economic activity is generating hydroelectricity. And yet, the Bhutanese people spend hours queuing up at the fuel pump […]