‘India is proud of the accomplishments of the Kingdom of Bhutan’

The new Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Thukten Zangpo about her appointment, the bilateral ties between Bhutan and India, priorities for Bhutan and India, Bhutan’s 12th Plan and democracy in Bhutan. Ambassador Kamboj is the first woman Ambassador of India to Bhutan. She joined the Indian Foreign Service […]

BDBL earns profit of Nu 322mn last year

Bhutan Development Bank (BDB) earned a profit of Nu 322mn last year. In 2017, BDB ran into losses worth Nu 762mn while in 2016 the bank earned a profit of Nu 325mn. Chief Executive Officer of BDB, Phub Dorji, said that in 2017, the bank introduced a new system called core banking solutions (CBS) but […]

BoB makes profit of over Nu 1bn last year

Bank of Bhutan (BoB) made a profit over Nu 1bn last year, making history among financial institutes in the country. In 2017, they made net profit of Nu 790mn and in 2018 they made profit of Nu 1.4bn. During Druk Holding and Investments’ (DHI) annual press conference on Tuesday, the DHI Chairman, Dasho Ugen Chhewang […]

No market for bamboo in Radhi

The plantation of bamboo in Radhi started a decade ago to combat land degradation Bamboo was once considered as a major source of income for the locals in Radhi gewog in Trashigang, but not anymore. The demand for bamboo from Radhi gewog has been dwindling over the years and the local residents have not been […]

Get better at the one thing that matters – Rajiv Vij

My mother-in-law passed away a few years ago. I was very close to her. In the last few weeks of her life, she stayed with us as she received treatment for her brain tumour. It was an emotional time for the family. We felt terribly sad, disturbed and helpless. We also experienced a deep sense […]

Programming competition to be held annually among colleges

Inter-Collegiate programming competition will now be an annual event among undergraduates of various colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan. With the success of the first Inter-collegiate programming competition in College of Science and Technology recently, the college faculty are saying that the competition will be an annual event. The college has been organizing the […]

BBS awaits switchover to digital network

As the nation goes from analog to digital in television (TV) system, Bhutan Broadcasting Service Corporation (BBSC) still operates two analogue TV networks for television services. The Bhutan Infocomm and Media Authority (BICMA) extended time for switchover from analog to digital Television for Thimphu Thromde until May 31 and it will be carried out phase-wise […]

Essilor delivers first 10,000 pairs of glasses

Bhutan-Essilor partnership to reduce poor vision in the country was launched last Tuesday with Her Majesty Gyalyum Kesang Choeden Wangchuck presenting eyeglasses to Bhutanese citizens in Thimphu. Through Her Majesty’s effort, Essilor International had pledged to donate 400,000 pairs of eyeglasses that will benefit the Bhutanese population. The donation of eyeglasses consists of glasses for […]

Two units of toilet opened for commuters and vendors at Wangsisina

The Highway Restroom comprising two units of toilet at Wangsisina in Thimphu was inaugurated and handed over to the five vegetable vendors operating in the area on Thursday. The five vegetable vendors will take turns to run the facility here on. The two units of toilet at Wangsisina is one among the many programs the […]