House owners must issue rental receipts to tenants: DRC

The Department of Revenue and Customs (DRC) has notified house owners to issue rental receipts to tenants on a monthly basis. This is the second time that DRC is issuing such a notification.The first notification was issued in 2012 and the most recent one in the first week of August. The media and communication specialist […]

Multi-level car parkings not running as expected

A few people use the two multi-level car parking (MLCP) in Thimphu but the management is hopeful the situation would change for the better with the closing of parking areas in Norzin Lam. The MLCP-II, near Thimphu Thromde (municipal) began operations from July 18 and MLCP-I started operations from August 1.  “There are low occupancy […]

Former labor minister and director general slapped with four charges by OAG

Former Labor Minister Ngeema Sangay Tshempo and current Director General (DG) of the labor ministry Sherab Tenzin have been slapped with four charges each by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in connection to the Overseas Employment Program (India). The case also involves the former Labor Minister’s wife and niece along with the DG’s […]

Raw material security, the biggest challenge for industries

Securing raw materials for heavy and medium industries in the country is one of the major challenges that they currently face. Industries feel that securing raw materials is paramount for their survival. Most of the industries are mineral-based, and except for cement industries, no other industries are secure about their raw materials. Except for electricity […]

Going digital, safe and affordable transport and supporting media in MoIC’s APA

With a total budget allocation of Nu 1,082.47mn in the fiscal year 2019-2020, the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) of the information and communications ministry (MoIC) was signed with Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering yesterday. The five crucial activities in the APA among others are the spillover construction of a film studio in Thimphu and Cinema […]

Meal Temple Group expands into Bhutan

The Meal Temple Group (MTG), a leading startup in food delivery and last mile delivery in frontier markets in Asia, is now expanding into Bhutan by partnering and investing in DrukRide, one of the promising startups in the country. The MTG has expanded in the last twelve months from Cambodia to Laos and Myanmar. DrukRide.com, […]

Man sentenced for five years for stabbing

The High Court has sentenced a man from Thinleygang in Punakha to five years in prison for stabbing an office-goer woman. The incident happened at Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa’s office kitchen last year. The incident took place onNovember 20 when the victim and two other friends were having lunch in the kitchen. The culprit stabbed the […]

Bhutan, Austria observe 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations

Bhutan and Austria celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations in Thimphu on Wednesday. The event was marked by a dinner reception hosted by Mrs. Brigitte Oppinger-Walchshofer, Ambassador of Austria to Bhutan, at the Banquet Hall of the Royal Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (RITH). Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck […]

More than 100 students from RTC compete for Entrepreneurship Development Loan

A total of 117 second-year business program students from Royal Thimphue College (RTC) will be competing for the Entrepreneurship Development (SEED) Loan for two days, from August 23-24. They will compete in the Loden Student Empowerment through Entrepreneurship Development (SEED) Program, to be held at RTC. The two-day event also includes teaching the fundamentals of […]