Two football academies to start next year

The Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) will start two full-fledged football academies from next year – one for boys in Changjiji and the other for girls in Gelephu. The BFF has already started working on infrastructure development at both academies. Both academies are expected to start in the next academic year. Both the football academies will […]

Pemagatshel road irks commuters

Meanwhile, works on the road is expected to begin only by next year It is just a trip of 25 kilometers from Tshelingkhor gate, the diversion point on Trashigang-Samdrup Jongkhar highway, to Pemagatshel town, but driving on this stretch has become treacherous for many commuters. The commuters and residents are unhappy as the 25km road […]

Taxing Rental Income

If need be, the Ministry of Finance will be devising means to improve compliance in taxing of rental income Except for business and commercial establishments, the practice of deducting Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) on rental payments for residential properties is virtually nonexistent in Bhutan. This could lead to possible manipulation of rental incomes by […]

Laboring to drive

That one must learn what one doesn’t know is what labor minister Ugyen Dorji has been doing these days when not at work. Every day for the past few weeks from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Lyonpo Ugyen Dorji, who is also the only minister who does not know how to drive, has been attending […]

Business not as usual in Wamrong town

Hotel and restaurants have been drastically affected after the new Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway opened to traffic in May last year Business of hotels and restaurants at Wamrong town in Trashigang has shrunk after the 77-kilometer Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway was opened to traffic in May last year. Restaurants and hotels in Wamrong that cater to public transport buses […]

Residents find alternative in bio-degradable carry bags

The bags come in varied colors and sizes with prices ranging from Nu 5 to 10 per piece Many residents in Phuentsholing have already begun using bio-degradable carry bags to carry their goods although the ban on plastics is yet to be affective from April 1. The non-woven bags, believed to be bio-degradable, have also […]

A short story – lessons learnt! – Vanita S Khanna

It was a bright sunny day. Four cousins were playing hide and seek. The eldest was about fourteen years of age and youngest seven years. They suddenly realized that the youngest of them was hiding for too long. In their search, they started calling out for him. He did not respond. Every moment seemed like […]

Bepam residents hope community school to be reopened

The school was closed after it didn’t have the required number of students in 2016 Bepam residents of Udzorong gewog in Trashigang are hoping that Udzorong’s first community primary school, closed in 2016 due to fewer students to meet the extended classrooms, will be reopened. The community school was started with more than 70 students […]