Home Minister appeals to High Court on six grounds

Home Minister Sherub Gyeltshen’s attorney has appealed to the High Court against the judgment passed by the Thimphu Dzongkhag Court’s criminal bench I on six grounds for claiming false vehicle insurance of worth Nu 226,546 The Minister who is currently in Uzbekistan has been convicted to a prison term of two months. The verdict was […]

Being Penalized For Not Using Imported Energy? – Yeshey Dorji

For the past many years I have been wailing cries of agony and frustration – at having to pay electricity bills upwards of Nu.9,000.00 per month, during the winter months. For the more than average Bhutanese, that is a whole lot of money. I want to know who can sanely explain that one energy source […]

More graduates likely to opt for PDGE course this year

With the government hiking up salaries and allowances of teachers, an assumption among certain observers is that there would be more graduates this year opting for Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) course and wanting to join the teaching profession. While there will be a deluge of students opting for PGDE course is yet to […]

7,664 cases of dengue reported

As of August 29, the health ministry recorded 7,664 total cases suspected for dengue fever from 18 Dzongkhags with 87% of the cases from Phuentsholing alone – the epicenter of dengue outbreak. The recent outbreak of dengue has reached 18 Dzongkhags (excluding Lhuentse and Bumthang) due to mobility of people from the two affected areas. […]

Female farmers guard their crops against wild boars in Bjemina

It is drizzling and wet in Bjemina in Gidakom, Thimphu. Aum Dema, 32, wears her rain-coat, gumboots and a broad-brimmed hat for protection against the rain. Aum Dema is ready for the night. She is not going far, but to her guardhouse in the middle of her paddy field. Wild boars have been ravaging her […]

Sherza floats IPO to raise Nu 247mn

Sherza Ventures Limited (SVL), an e-commerce and trading company that deals with hyper retail and wholesale plus provides a platform of a common marketplace for young entrepreneurs and farmers’ products, has floated initial public offering (IPO) to raise Nu 247mn. The company has floated Nu 19mn equity shares at Nu 13 per share. The shares […]

Dengue continues to rage on in Phuentsholing

Dengue fever in Phuentsholing continues to rage on. More than 40 cases are detected daily. The cases are however on the decline unlike in mid-August when more than 50 cases were detected daily. The lowest, eight cases, were detected on August 23. Till date, dengue cases have reached 1,400 in Phuentsholing. A few cases might […]

Meat import from India shoots up by 16%

Meat worth Nu 4,573.8mn was imported last year compared to Nu 3,940.24mn in 2017, according to the Department of Agricultural and Marketing Cooperatives’ annual report, 2018-2019. Meat recorded the highest increase of 16%, while rice import decreased by 5%. Import of dairy recorded 1% decline, edible oil and vegetables, including potato by 4%. The report […]

Bhutan Alternatives raises Nu 8.34mn through crowdfunding

Bhutan Alternatives is the first successful entrepreneur to raise Nu 8.34mn through Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan’s (RSEBL) crowdfunding platform within four weeks. Bhutan Alternatives is a ‘Social Entrepreneur’ with the motto of attaining “Zero-Waste” through maximizing resource recovery for creating sustainable waste management system. Bhutan Alternatives collects e-waste and recycles and refurbishes printer cartridges. […]

NC’s Good Governance Committee reviewing country’s education system

NC’s Good Governance Committee reviewing country’s education system The Good Governance Committee of the Upper House is reviewing the education system for deliberation in the upcoming 24th session of the National Council. On 27th & 28th August 2019, the Good Governance Committee met with the teaching faculty of Pelkhil High School and the proprietor of […]