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 […]