’The government is open and willing to accommodate interventions’

The minister for information and communications, Karma Donnen Wangdi, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on the World Press Freedom day and the media in Bhutan. Q. Bhutan’s press freedom ranking has improved to 80 from 94 last year. What could be the possible reasons for the improvement? A. I am happy that Bhutan […]

Engineer by profession, writer by passion

Though Ayeshwini Lamal is studying civil engineering, she is an inspired writer. Writing is a passion for the 21-year-old final year student of College of Science and Technology who recently published a novel called “Two Ends of the Sky”. From her school days she started writing poems on the back of her notebooks and she […]

PM promises to keep working on financial incentives for teachers

PM observes Teachers’ Day with teachers and students of schools in Samtse Even as the storm over the Pay Commission’s report is yet to recede, Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering said the government will do what it can and keep working on the financial incentives for teachers. In a note titled “Thank You Teachers” posted […]

Shumar reels under severe water shortage

People of five chiwogs of Shumar gewog in Pemagatshel are suffering from acute drinking water shortage. Dagor, Goenpoong-Shali, Nangkhor, Bartseri and Khotakpa-Yalang have been facing acute drinking water shortage for decades now. Though every household has a water-tap constructed by the gewog administration, the taps run dry. From the five chiwogs, Goenpoong-Shali chiwog is the […]

Premium bus service in the offing

Two private public transport companies will start luxurious bus service to and from Phuentsholing to Thimphu Within this month, commuters along the Phuentsholing-Thimphu National Highway will have better choice to travel as premium buses are expected to hit the road. Two private public transport companies will start luxurious bus service unlike the normal bus service […]

BoB launches additional fixed deposit scheme feature

Clients can now have greater flexibility with their FD accounts Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched an additional feature under its Fixed Deposit (FD) scheme that allows clients holding FD with the bank to partially withdraw the required amount without having to close their entire FD account. In this feature, if a client requires any amount […]

Yangtse chilies flood vegetable market

The ban on the import of green chilies from India has come as a blessing for the villagers of Trashiyangtse. The ban has not only boosted the production and sale of local chilies but also the price. At this time of the year, the vegetable market in Doksum is flooded with green and red Yangtse […]

Schools participate in ‘We Innovation’ exhibition

From biodegradable bags to crafting fashion from waste, students from eight schools in Thimphu showcased their innovation in the two-day ‘We Innovation’ exhibition at the clock tower that concluded yesterday. Among many innovative ideas, a few included the remote control car and an equipment to regulate soil temperature and boost agriculture yield. The theme of […]