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 […]

Boulder export from Gelephu comes to a halt

It has been more than a fortnight since boulder exporters have halted their consignments to Bangladesh. The halt according to the exporters are due to harassment the transporters face from the locals and an official order from District Commissioner of Meghalaya government in India citing weigh bridge issues. The vehicles are parked without load and […]

Commuting the road along Amochhu turns nightmare

Driving along the right bank of Amochhu has become a nightmare for the people due to deteriorating road conditions. The road which is filled with potholes and water has also affected business communities along the stretch. Around three kilometers of road from Youth Development Fund’s building till Bangey within Thromde has been in horrendous condition […]

Narphoong without drinking water for the past two years

The road widening works at Samdrup Jongkhar-Trashigang highway has left Narphoong chiwog in Gomdar gewog without drinking water supply. The road widening works along the stretch has not only affected the commuters but it has also damaged the water sources causing water shortage in the gewog. Villagers say road widening work has damaged water pipes […]

Students spend summer vacation meaningfully

It is 10 am. A skinny boy in a faded T-shirt and half pants is dressed for the day. Nim Dorji, 19, is in gear to protect himself from the summer heat.He is working at a construction site in Khasadrupchu, 24km from Thimphu, during the summer break. After appearing for class XII mid-term examination in […]

REDCL turns first CSI bank in the country

Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has issued in-principle approval for Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) to be the first CSI bank to operate in the country. The approval was issued during the Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) 2019 summit which was held last week for three days at Royal Thimphu College. Minister for […]