Shazops in Trashiyangtse face raw material shortage

The craft of making wooden bowls like Dhapa and Dza, called Shazo, is booming today in Trashiyangtse unlike other traditional crafts. Trashiyangtse is not just known for being the winter home to the endangered black-necked cranes and the popular Choeten Kora, but it is also well known for its traditional wooden bowl, dhapa. Shazops say […]

Landlords worry about lack of tenants in Ranibagan

Although the development of Sechamthang (Ranibagan) town in Sarpang is in full swing with mushrooming of multiple buildings, landlords feel that getting tenants will be a huge problem. Apart from the residents of five villages above the town and commuters plying the along Gelephu-Tsirang National Highway, the town does not expect many visitors unlike other […]

Downpour affects BCCL the most among Pasakha industries

Bhutan Carbide and Chemicals Limited in Pasakha has been affected the most by recent heavy downpour among the industries. Unlike the other industries where the block at Bahunijhora River has cut them off for almost a week, BCCL has lost properties to the flash flood. The flash flood from Barsa River which flows near the […]

GDP projected to grow by 6% in 12th FYP

The Gross Domestic Product is projected to grow by 6% during the 12th Five Year Plan period. Presenting the State of the Nation report to the joint sitting of the Parliament on Wednesday, Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay Tshering said that our economy achieved a growth of 7.4% over the past two decades, labeling Bhutan as one […]

To the last lease – Kalpana Nair

She was full of life, effervescent, extroverted and just `got into’ every situation she was put in and brought it to life. So much life in one person, that she probably extracted more out of it than many would. My mother, who died 1 year ago, on May 16, 2018, was 85 years old. Full […]

Protecting environment, a shared responsibility: PM

The government initiated plans and programs on mananging waste and on climate change and carbon neutrality during the fiscal year 2018-19, states the State of the Nation report. Presenting the report, Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay Tshering said the profound policies articulatedby our Monarchs and conscious efforts over the years to realizing them have ensured that our […]