Save the Media!

The role of media in a democracy is important. This is generally the accepted mainstream thinking. And this thinking often finds overly loud expression and emphasis in conversations on democracy, transparency, and accountability. Every important institution within the democratic framework – political parties, bureaucracy, civil society, and even the judiciary accept and profess that media […]

Toxicology laboratory finally begins operation

Despite the plan to establish a the toxicology laboratory for the last 10 years, the laboratory finally sees the light of day from January this year In what comes as a relief to ascertain from natural death to drug overdose, the much-awaited forensic toxicology laboratory has finally become functional at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National […]

RICBL restructured to improve process, system and profitability

Restructuring, it’s envisioned, would help RICBL become one of the best organizations in the country The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) has completed restructuring works of the organization in January this year by centralizing risk management and decentralizing operations. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RICBL, Karma, said all the operations will be […]

Third FDI policy revision to diversify and redistribute investments

Currently, a majority of FDI projects is concentrated in the hotel sector. The current government hopes to attract investments in small and medium industries by lowering the investment threshold. The government is currently in the process of revising the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy 2010 to make investment climate in the country more conducive and […]

Accounts of International VISA cardholders of BoB hacked

The fraudulent transactions reportedly running into a few millions have been traced to Brazil Bank of Bhutan (BoB) has lost millions in a fraudulent case of international debit card transactions that happened around 2am on Friday. The fraudulent transactions using the VISA International Debit card of BoB clients have been traced to Brazil. According to […]

CST students come up with three new projects

As part of their assignments, the teams have developed a solar powered vehicle, solar powered water heating system, and paver blocks from plastic waste The undergraduate students of civil and electrical departments of the College of Science and Technology (CST) at Rinchending in Phuentsholing have come up with three projects, which are new in the […]

Brick manufacturers in Trashigang worried

A fewer demand for local brick despite an increasing number of constructions in Trashigang and other parts of the country has left the local brick makers in Trashigang worried.   Unable to capture the market, the brick producers are concerned about the sustainability of the enterprise if the import of building blocks and bricks from […]

‘With Bhutan graduating from LDC, mobilizing aid will be difficult’

The Secretary of Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), Thinley Namgyel, talks with Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Dechen Dolkar on the roles and mandate of GNHC, five year plan drafting process, Bhutan’s graduation from LDC and challenges, and the incorporation of political pledges into the five year plans. He was appointed as Secretary of GNHC on […]

Youth help manage traffic and inspect entry of plastics

They say they receive both appreciation and abhorrence while carrying out their duties More than 20 youths are engaged by the Phuentsholing Thromde in managing traffic and monitoring people carrying plastic bags in the border town of Phuentsholing. Their duties begin from 6 a.m. till 2 p.m. or from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. and […]

Overseas programs to be enhanced and continued: PM

Despite some overseas programs getting mired in lapses and controversy, Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering maintained that overseas programs would be further enhanced and continued during the Friday Meet yesterday. “Overseas program packages will go on for the history of this nation and this is one of the ways to answer unemployment issue,” Lyonchhen said, […]