A lesson on moral conduct

The compulsory retirement of nine lecturers from College of Language and Culture Studies on grounds of sexual harassment is like a slap on the face of the institution of education in the country. And it’s a very hard one, too. Where have we gone wrong, the question springs. Bhutan is not a conservative society as […]

More power to LGs calls for addressing HR capacity of LGS

Most LGs don’t have an accountant and engineer as required by the LG Act The Local Governments (LGs) have been empowered. In the 12th Plan, 50% of the total budget is allocated to the LGs, thus providing them greater financial autonomy and powers. This is expected to promote ownership and quality delivery of local plan […]

Boulder exporters form collusion to evade payments

River boulder exporters to Bangladesh have formed a syndicate of corruption across the border, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). ACC has discovered that there is an elaborate and systematic bribery and kickback schemes, referred to as MVI (Motor Vehicle Inspector) payments that Bhutanese exporters and transporters pay at various checkpoints across the Indian border […]

Lemongrass oil business dying in Bartsham

Lemongrass oil business was once a thriving business in the eastern part of the country. However, as the yield dwindled and labor costs shot up, farmers in Bartsham, Trashigang involved in lemongrass oil extraction, decided to discontinue with the trade resulting in the disappearance of the decades-old practice. Today many households in Bartsham gewog in […]

Solar fencing alleviates human-wildlife conflict

A farmer, Tashi Dorji from Tongling Pam in Trashigang wears a big smile on his face as he readies his field for the annual paddy transplantation. Though he slogs in the mid-day scorching heat, he expects a bountiful harvest this year with his field solar fenced last year. He said he harvested some 700 chagdhi […]