Another private newspaper folds up

The number of private newspapers has come down from 11 to five today The number of private newspapers is gradually disappearing from the newsstand after years of operation and the recent one to call it quits is Gyalchi Sershog, the only private Dzongkha newspaper in the market. With the recent suspension of the last private […]

Boleros replace horses in the east

Gone are the days when horses were the only means of transportation in the rural pockets of the country. Rural eastern dzongkhags like Trashigang has seen rapid development in the last few decades. The blacktopped highway, farm roads, and government infrastructure prove that the rural backwaters are fast caught up in the whirlpool of change […]

Two SASEC road connectivity projects completed

Of three mega South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) projects, two packages are complete in Pasakha. The Department of Roads (DoR) has contracted the entire project which is split into three packages. The first package was the construction of the Bhalujhora bridge. The second package was to construct the multicellular box culvert across Bahunijhora, and […]

BoB introduces Dzongkha language option in their digital platforms

In celebration of 51 years of service to the nation, Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoB) introduced the Dzongkha versions on its major digital platforms (mBoB, ATM and website) as an initiative to preserve and promote the country’s national language as well as to support the national goal of ‘Financial Inclusion’. The bank also introduced BoBSmart […]

TCB ready to host major tourism event

The 31st joint meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia (31st CAP-CSA); the 57th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for South Asia (CSA); the 53rd Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific (CAP) and the ‘UNWTO Regional Conference on Sustainable […]

Kanglung BHU road in need of maintenance

Kanglung residents are desperately waiting to see the Kanglung Basic Health Unit (BHU) road repaired and maintained on a timely basis. With multiple potholes and steep gradient along the road leading to the BHU in Kanglung, Trashigang people visiting the BHU are unhappy. The road, less than a kilometer, that connects the BHU from Trashigang-Samdrupjongkhar […]

Heavy vehicle dealers bear the brunt of ACC notification

Heavy vehicle dealers say that the ordered vehicles have arrived and are at their stock yards After the notification from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on the load capacity restriction that was imposed from May, 17, heavy vehicle dealers in the border town of Phuentsholing have also been impacted with customers unwilling to take around hundred […]

ACC restitutes Nu 28.96mn last year

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) restituted only Nu 28.96mn of the supposed total monetary restitution of Nu.186.93mn ordered by various courts last year, according to ACC annual report, 2018. It includes restitution amount of Nu. 15.62mn related to judgments rendered and 15 decimal land. Currently, the ACC’s total monetary restitution ordered by courts stands at Nu. 377.44mn […]

Seek and you shall find inspiration – Kartik Bajoria

Today I’d like to share three significant incidents of my life. Incidents that helped me realize two incredible truths, ones that I hope, will propel students to find their truths, and their inspirations. When I was about fifteen years old, our school was participating in the Inter Public School Cultural Competition. This in itself wasn’t […]