In the name of national security!

Many a times, good projects or plans have been shelved on the side citing security issue or the threats they may pose on the national security of the country. The debate then stops there right away because nothing is more important than national security. Undoubtedly, as concerned citizens and people, our national security and sovereignty […]

Rationale questioned as RAA refunds around Nu 3mn to former PM

The approximate amount was the expenses incurred for building security arrangements at the private residence of the former Prime Minister While former Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay maintained that the entire expenses amounting to around Nu 3mn incurred in building security arrangements at his private residence in Taba were reimbursed to the Royal Audit Authority […]

Rain water harvesting changes rural livelihoods

Forty-four-year-old Gorey Maya from Gangtokha village of Barshonggewog in Tsirang used to walk more than two kilometers from her house to a spring water source to fetch water for daily consumption every day. However, she could carry only 20 liters which was insufficient for the whole household’s daily consumption. But now she need not have […]

In-conversation with the Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission

The Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), Dasho Karma Tshiteem, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar up on the successful completion of five-year term as the second commissioner and his achievements and challenges. Q. Upon the end of a successful term as the second commissioner, what are the most satisfying memories that […]

Pre-school established for children of nomads in Lungo village

The first-ever Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centre established in the hard-to-reach Lungo village in Laya In a bid to render educational services and opportunities equally across the country, a centre for Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) was inaugurated early this month in Lungo village in Laya. Lungo is one of the most […]

Security versus Survival

In a recent press conference, home minister DashoSherubGyeltshen expressed his reservation over opening new entry points for regional tourists, which was endorsed earlier this year, with an overwhelming majority voting in favor of the same Business community members of the southern border towns are unsettled by the ambiguous statement of the home minister regarding the […]

Doubly talented: Singer aces football

Football and singing. These are the two things in 24-year-old YesheyChoden’s life that keep her going. These two fuel her passion for life. YesheyChoden became Bhutan’s first YouTube sensation in 2012 when she was a young student from Mongar. Her song NgaCheluGa turned viral and she gained instant recognition. In 2014, she debuted in the […]

A new political party on the scene

A new political party is in the offing. Though it could not register for the 2018 parliamentary elections, a former civil servant, JigmeDukpa from Lhuentse, and other core founding members are collectively coordinating their efforts to breathe life into their party again. Called the DrukKuenphenTshogpa (DKT), JigmeDukpa is the interim president and its founding member. […]

Demolition of Gol building expected to take longer

Demolition of Gol (round) building is expected to take longer than expected. The nature of the work requiring workers to work cautiously in the heart of the town and the absence of laborers during the Indian elections are some of the prime reasons. KinSam Construction had started to demolish the building more than three months […]

Savour Bhutan Koufuku cheese block hits the market

The samples of the processed cheese block have been released for trial The Koufuku International Limited (KIL), a dairy processing plant at Chenary in Trashigang, has started producing processed cheese block starting this month and the samples of the Savour Bhutan processed block cheese have been released for trial in the market yesterday. KIL, a […]