Engineers face serious dearth of jobs

As increasing number of engineering students graduate, they face a limited job market and scope for their skills. Limited number of engineers recruited in civil service and retention of old employees by the private construction companies due to stagnancy in the latter accounts for lack of employment of the graduates. Two hundred and nine engineers […]

FCB procures 50MT of cardamom through buy-back scheme

Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCB) has explored and managed to find customers for more than 50 Metric Ton (MT) of cardamom that was bought from the farmers through buy-back scheme. FCB sold this through intermediates though it did not have much time and scope for better marketing.  The government had directed FCB to procure […]

RuPay card to be launched during Indian Prime Minister’s visit

RuPay card will be formally launched during the state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country this month. RuPay is India’s card scheme created by the National Payments Corporation of India. It was conceived to fulfill Reserve Bank of India’s vision to offer a domestic, open-loop, multilateral system which allows all Indian […]

Thimphu’s air quality defies WHO permissible limit

The annual average level of PM 10 (particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5-10 micrometers) has been increasing and its levels have consistently been higher than the standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO’s standards is 20 microgram per cubic meter (µg/m3), however, Thimphu recorded higher than 30 µg/m3 since 2009 and recorded […]

Beware Bhutanese drivers: Indian government revises penalties on traffic violation

From this month, people driving along the Indian roads and highways should be more cautious as the India’s Rajya Sabha passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill contains provisions that will make traffic violations along the roads more costly following the revision in the penalties for violating traffic rules that was put forward […]

PM visits SDF to discuss strengthening of collaboration and explore investment opportunities

Bhutan is one of the Member States that has derived maximum benefits from SDF’s various funding schemes Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering visited the SAARC Development Fund (SDF) Secretariat Tuesday to discuss strengthening collaboration with SDF by exploring more investment opportunities. SDF officials led by Chief Executive Officer Dr Sunil Motiwal briefed the Prime Minister […]

3,600 graduates to vie for 683 slots in the civil service

The room is packed. Students from different colleges are engrossed in answering the test paper and are poring over the guidelines in front of them. They are solving preliminary examination (PE) questions. It is not the actual test, but a preparation. The examination is on August 4. With the PE nearing, university graduates are busy […]

IndiGo ties up with global travel aggregator

The partnership with Skyscanner will not only enhance access to Indian destinations but also place Indigo more prominently on the world map. NEW DELHI: IndiGoNSE -2.83 % announced on Friday that it had entered into a partnership with a global travel aggregator that will allow the latter’s users to book tickets of the budget carrier’s […]

RTA conducts weaving program for school girls

School girls from seven dzongkhags across the country took part in a month-long weaving skills program conducted by the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu from July 1. The girls who attended the program were from Thimphu, Paro, Wangduephodrang, Sarpang, Gelephu, Trashiyangste and Zhamgang. They were aged between 9 and 20 and learnt basic weaving […]