REC to change history text books for classes VII-XII

Prompted by the fact that Bhutan History textbooks for classes VII to XII are riddled with grammatical and factual errors plus redundancy, and have not been revised for the past two decades, a major curriculum reform is in the offing. To resolve the issue, a team from the Royal Education Council (REC) is working ona […]

‘The age of social media is also the age of fake news and disinformation’

The Executive Director of Bhutan Media Foundation (BMF), Needrup Zangpo, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Chencho Dema on the current Bhutanese media scenario and what can be done to help and support especially the private media, and measures to retain journalists in the profession. 1. Can you tell us about the current state of media […]

Health tips for the rainy season – Sandhya Gugnani

No sooner the monsoon arrives we start fearing about the risk of catching on various diseases like cold and flu, dengue, malaria typhoid etc. Many of these diseases remain undiagnosed until they reach the complication level. So let’s talk about how to prevent and take necessary precautions: Top of the list is to have a […]

First FDI in health sector inaugurated

The first Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)in health sector, Apollo Bhutan Institute of Nursing (ABIN) in Kabesa, Thimphu was inaugurated on July 18. The institute will provide diploma in general nursing and midwifery for three years and will start operations from August this year. “The institute will provide 100% employment in Apollo hospitals in India and […]

CSI policy to accelerate sector growth

With the revised Small and Cottage Industry (CSI) policy in place, the sector will have enhanced access and outreach to finance. The cost of capital will also be reduced over time. The policy focuses on the six main domains of the entrepreneurship ecosystem and will be implemented through a series of action plans covering the […]

19-year-old arrested for rape of minor

A 19-year-old man has been detained by the Thimphu police after he allegedly abused a 16 years old minor sexually. The case was initially reported as a ‘Missing of Person’ case as the victim had gone missing from her house in Thimphu on July 13. The next day, the mother of the victim had reported […]

Access to finance, main constraint for CSIs

Access to finance is the main constraint that Cottage and Small Industries (CSIs) face, according to entrepreneurs. This includes collateral requirement, cumbersome loan procedures and security valuation. During the second day of Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) 2019, during the panel discussion on “access to finance: financing CSIs”, Matthew Saal, lead financial sector […]

First Indo-Bhutan collaboration movie ‘Rolong’ to release by mid-2020

With shooting started from July 18 this year, the first Bhutan-Bollywood project movie Rolong is expected to release by mid-2020. The project will add to the existing bilateral ties by further strengthening the already strong Bhutan-India Friendship. “The film is not about walking dead but it is about rituals,as a particular ritualcan make a dead […]