Lalaykha village struggles without farm road

Villagers of Lalaykha village, one of the remotest under Chhukha Dzongkhag is still waiting for a farm road. The village which borders with Denchukha, under Samtse takes almost a day’s walk from Phuentsholing town. Residents say that absence of road has been a major hurdle in the development of the village which, they claim is […]

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen expresses concern over increased waste generation

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced an event last Sunday to commemorate June 2, which marks the Coronation of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and has been traditionally celebrated in Bhutan with an environment theme. Addressing the event, Her Majesty expressed concern over the increase in waste generation, and said that Her Majesty is aware […]

Government recommends bottom-up pay revision

The government has made changes to the fourth pay commission’s recommendations on the pay revision with an increase of 6% at the highest level of position to 35% increase to the lowest level. The government has proposed to decrease the salary raised for Prime Minister to executive level among the civil servants and increased the […]

Dairy farming provides major boost to economy in Trashigang

With more than 36 dairy farmers group including one cooperative in Trashigang today, the dzongkhag is more than self-sufficient in milk production. Excess milk production has also led farmers to exporting milk to other nearby dzongkhags. The dairy groups comprise of more than 1,000 households from 11 gewogs. Among them Samkhar gewog has seven dairy […]

Sewerage plant at Babesa to complete by March 2020

Residents and commuters along the Babesa highway expect to get rid of the foul odor of sewage with a new waste water treatment plant expected to complete by March next year. “The new treatment plant is expected to complete by March 2020 but the Thromde is trying to complete by December this year,” said Thimphu […]

Begin The Journey Of Restitution Of Our Morality – Yeshey Dorji

Yesterday a Member of the Parliament called me to say that the 4th Pay Commission’s recommendations have been tabled for discussion. Thus I believe that it is time that I make one more attempt to urge the ruling government and the present set of lawmakers to do the right thing. I urge them not to […]

PM reaffirms Bhutan’s commitment to BIMSTEC

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Day 2019 was observed with a thousand butter lamp lighting ceremony at Dechenphodrang monastery in Thimphu on Thursday. Foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji graced the event as the Chief Guest and other participants comprised members of the diplomatic corps, international organizations and regional […]

India’s Foreign Minister arrives in Bhutan on first overseas visit

External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, arrived in the country for a two-day official visit yesterday, his first overseas trip after assuming charge of the ministry. The minister was received by foreign affairs minister Dr Tandi Dorji, Ambassador of Bhutan to India Maj. Gen. V. Namgyal, Ambassador of India to Bhutan Ruchira Kamboj […]