Cardamom – The Government Is On The Path Of Peril: II – YESHEY DORJ

I am appalled at the naivety of the DNT government, particularly in the case of the ongoing Cardamom imbroglio – and yet, this is a government after my own heart. I can see that they are trying their best. And, above all, they mean well. And if they have taken a tumble or two, I […]

Multi-level car parkings to begin operation by July

The two multi-level car parkings (MLCP) in Thimphu are to start operations by July after two years of delay. MLCP-I, near Thimphu office is 95% complete and MLCP-II, near Zangdopelri, is 85% complete, said Chief Executive Officer of KCR Pvt. Ltd, Kinzang Norbu. By July 1, both the parking slots would be completed but the […]

Pay Commission’s recommendations to be tabled as a report

The Ministry of Finance will present the Pay Commission’s recommendation as a report during the upcoming summer session of the Parliament next week. The Fourth Pay Commission also recommends presenting the recommendations as a report and not as a Money Bill in the Parliament. The chief planning officer of the Planning and Policy Department of […]

Number of students double at Draktsho East Center

Ever since Namgay from Mongar joined Draktsho Vocational Center for special children in Kanglung, Trashigang, it has been a challenge for him to cope up with lessons at his new school. An accident caused a serious leg injury to 24-year old Sangay and life has never been the same again. In the midst of helplessness, […]

Customers without carry bags hold back plastic ban

Most of the businesses use plastic as a mode of their convenience despite the ban by National Environment Commission (NEC) from April 1. The ban would not allow the sale of plastic carry bags, doma wrappers, and ice cream pouches. It is a reinforcement of earlier ban, twenty years ago, and is applicable to business […]

Animated video launched to raise awareness on Labor and Employment Act

Two JICA volunteers and the Department of Labour, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR), have launched an animated video for raising awareness of the Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan. Titled “Basic Rights of Employees”, the 3 minutes and 14 seconds long video covers various provisions of the Act such as Occupational Health Safety, […]

Hailstone hits Samphelling and Pasakha

Samphelling gewog and Pasakha, which falls under extended Phuentsholing Thromde is reported to have been hit hard by hailstone last week. The hailstone which hit the area in May 12 has destroyed both houses and crops. Around 125 households and more than 15 acres of maize fields were reportedly destroyed by the disaster. Ahalley village […]

How color affects mood – Mithun Sheth

Color is a universal visual language presumed by everyone and has an impact on the psychology of the human brain. At the first instance, it feels almost instinctive to choose colors for a living room or for our house from the colors we admire, thereby creating a personal identity of the space. But that would […]

Bhutan Telecom launches three new products

One of the products is BTTV, a mobile TV application that will keep customers updated and entertained with news, movies, videos and music Bhutan Telecom Limited (BTL) launched three new products for its customers as it observed the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day in Phuentsholing yesterday. The occasion was graced by information and communications […]