NOFP targets 200 youth to create 1,571 jobs

The National Organic Flagship Programme (NOFP) will engage more than 200 youth as entrepreneurs and create 1,571 job opportunities this year. The NOFP will be implemented in a mission mode program through cluster or focused village approach under the Department of Agriculture (DoA) with an approved budget of Nu 1bn. NOFP’s Program Director Kelzang Tshomo […]

Apple price slumps in Phuentsholing

Local apple exporters and farmers are not hopeful from earning much from the crop as the price of apple has slumped due to limited market. The price in the beginning was better but it is currently at a low. Royal apple comes in four different sizes; the extra-large size fetches Nu 750 per box while […]

Need for better coverage of climate change by media

Lack of reporting by the mainstream media to report on the overarching effects of climate change and how it could go about was one of the discussion in a two-day workshop on “Climate Change, Solutions and the SDGs” which was organized by the UN in partnership with Journalists’ Association of Bhutan (JAB) , WWF Bhutan and ICIMOD at Paro earlier this […]

Tourist Guide turns dairy farmer

Pema Tobgay is one of the few high school dropouts who have taken up farming after completing class XII. Pema Tobgay started a dairy farm with four Jersey cows and has climbed the ladder of success. The 25-year-old who was once a tourist guide is today a proud owner of a semi commercial dairy farm […]

Dengue cases cross 2,500 in Phuentsholing

Dengue fever has refused to subside in Phuentsholing as the cases detected have crossed over 2,500 till now. The Phuentsholing General Hospital has recorded more than 2,000 cases so far. 468 cases were detected in July and 931 in August. Cases are still being detected in Phuentsholing General Hospital  (PGH). Private diagnostic centers have also […]

Construction & deconstruction of the other

Ishista Prasher Ayodhya, Palestine, Uri, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Yemen – what was behind the sustained and continuous conflict and clashes? What transforms humans into harbingers of death and destruction? What induces hatred so powerful that the embrace of death becomes the sweet touch of divinity? While answering such questions, in favour of specific political […]

BDBL temporarily suspends MSE loans for seven dzongkhags

The Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) has temporarily suspended Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) loan scheme for seven dzongkhags because of high Non-Performing Loans (NPL). The dzongkhags include Bumthang, Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Trongsa and in   the areas of Gelephu and Mongar town. The highest NPL is in Bumthang. The bank has stopped giving loan from […]

Delegation led by Speaker attends 4th South Asian Speakers Summit

A three-member delegation led by National Assembly Speaker Wangchuk Namgyel attended the 4th South Asian Speakers Summit on September 1-2 at Male in Maldives. The Summit was aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and review the progress of declarations adopted in the previous three summits. Speaker of the National Assembly, while presenting the […]

Media faces challenges in combating climate change

Strengthening local data on climate change, identifying environment heroes, use of info-graphics in media and need of story grants on climate change were some of the recommendations during the two-day workshop on ‘Climate Change, Solutions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ on September 3-4 at Paro. The workshop also discussed on journalists facing difficulty in […]