Three promoters register with crowdfunding platform

Three promoters have registered with the Bhutan crowdfunding platform so far. Some others have shown interest and are yet to be vet. Bhutan crowdfunding is the first digital platform developed by the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan (RSEB). Bhutan crowdfunding aims to provide an alternate financing model for start-ups, new business ventures and cottage and […]

Govt. plans to relocate automobile workshops in Olakha

Works and human settlement minister Dorji Tshering was questioned on the repeated issue of increasing rents of automobile workshops at Olakha and the concern raised by the workshop owners that they might lose their business for not being able to pay rents during the press conference at the National Assembly conference hall in Thimphu yesterday. […]

Give yourself some breathing room – Thich Nhat Hanh

Every home can have a breathing room. We may have a bathroom, bedroom, living room, but most of us don’t have a room for our own breathing and peace of mind. If you can’t set aside a whole room, you can make a breathing space or breathing corner. As a sacred space, your breathing room […]

Landslides strike Bahunijhora MCB Culvert again

Massive mudslides flowing through the Bahunijhora stream buried the Multicellular Box Culvert of the bridge yesterday. The culvert bridge was recently cleared from the debris which covered the bridge early this month. The slide has also buried a Maruti van which was returning from the hospital at 2am.  The van was partially buried when the […]

Plastic ban without substitute is a challenge: Agriculture Minister

The National Environment Commission (NEC) is studying to find the right substitutes for plastics to implement the plastic ban, said Chairperson of NEC and Agriculture Minister Yeshey Penjor during the Friday meet yesterday. Despite the plastic ban from April 1 this year, it was found that consumers and businesses still practice the use of plastics. […]

Market and price slump worry ferro-silicon industries in Pasakha

Since the beginning of the year, Bhutanese ferro-silicon industries have been left worried with the slump in prices and market for ferro-silicon produced at their plants. Demand for ferro-silicon and the raw material to manufacture steel has dropped, affecting the industries in Pasakha, industrialists claim. The price for the product has subsequently decreased since January […]

UN launches Annual Results Report 2018

The United Nations in Bhutan launched its Annual Results Report 2018 at the UN House in Kawajangsa, Thimphu yesterday. The report reflects on the strong collaboration and partnerships between the UN agencies, the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Civil Society Organizations, academia, the private sector, development partners and the people of Bhutan. This report also […]

Government completes review of SOE role

SOEs whose mandate is social responsibility will be under the finance ministry while those not having a social mandate will be under DHI The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has completed review of the role of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). The task force team has reviewed the functions and role of SOEs in the country. Since […]

No cut-off point policy affects TVET enrollment

Introduction of no cut-off point for class X might be good news for the parents and students but it has affected enrolment in Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutes. The vocational institutes which were once flooded with number of applicants beyond their requirements in the past are now bearing the brunt of the new policy […]