Monsoon woes

The monsoon has arrived bringing along with it catastrophic impacts. Last week many places like Samtse, Gelephu and Phuentsholing felt these impacts. The monsoon disasters recur every year, a grim reminder of how vulnerable we are to unpredictable natural disasters and forces of nature.  The heavy rains claimed two lives on Tuesday morning. A 65-year-old […]

Residents hope for development with Kholongchu colony construction

Though pre-construction work at the Kholongchu Hydro Energy Limited (KHEL) project is completed, Trashiyangtse residents are worried that there are no signs of any major activities. Some residents said they had high expectations from the project but in the last four years, there are no signs of any development. However, residents in Yangtse said that […]

Industries in Pasakha come to a standstill after heavy rain

More than hundreds of heavy and light vehicles were stranded at both sides of the Bhaunijhora Bridge for days The industries in the country’s biggest industrial estate of Pasakha were affected by the heavy downpour in the southern parts of the country last week. While the swollen rivers affected some industries, the road block at […]

Endorsed pay revision still with huge disparities

Though the government proposed 6% salary raise to the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers and other equivalent positions and 35% to the lower rung of the positions in the civil servants, there is a huge income gap. This accounts from the highest raise in absolute terms to the Prime Minister at Nu 10,800 to the lowest […]

Jigmeling Industrial Estate nears completion

Work on site development at Jigmeling Industrial Estate is nearing completion. The office, boundary walls and the security quarters are complete. Almost 50% of the estate is complete so far.                      Jigmeling Industrial Park in Sarpang has an area of 727 acres and is located in Jigmeling, Sarpang. It is about 2.5 km north of […]

Lyonchhen outlines the way forward

In the State of the Nation presented on Wednesday Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay Tshering announced the future plans and the way forward in fulfilling the commitments made by the government while presenting the state of the nation report in Parliament on Wednesday . Health: In the coming year, the government will introduce breast feeding allowance as […]