ACC gives clean chit to former PM over security arrangements

The controversy over the security arrangements at the residence of former Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay has finally concluded with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), finding no corruption or violation of the ACC Act or misuse of resources, announced dropping the case yesterday. The press release from the ACC clarified that the initial suspicion that the […]

12 more gewogs recognized for achieving 100% improved sanitation coverage

An additional 12 gewogs in seven dzongkhags were recognized for achieving the status of Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 100 percent improved sanitation coverage during the celebration of the World Toilet in Sarpang on Tuesday. This takes the total number of gewogs with ODF status and 100 percent improved sanitation coverage in the country to […]

Toribari residents still complain of exorbitant rents

The residents of the housing colony of the National Housing Development Corporation Limited (NHDCL) at Toribari in Phuentsholing still feel that the rents are exorbitant and if they could be lowered. Since the area falls under the rural area, the tenants feel that their rents should be lower than that of rents in the core […]

29 farmer groups linked to 18 schools and a hospital

In a bid to supply schools and hospitals with domestically produced quality food and vegetables, 464 farmers of 29 groups were linked to 18 schools and a hospital in Trongsa Dzongkhag. The farmer groups have signed the agreement with the schools last month and they will supply their vegetables to schools and hospitals on a […]

Water woes at NHDCL colony in Toribari come to an end

The absence of drinking water problem at the housing colony of the National Housing Development Corporation Limited (NHDCL) in Toribari, which has been going on for more than a month now, has been finally solved. The Phuentsholing Thromde has replaced the water pump which was installed in Pekarzhing reservoir tank this week which supplies water […]

Agriculture ministry confident about Bhutan’s organic dream

Recognizing that going organic as a challenge, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) and has come up with the National Organic Flagship Program (NOFP) that identifies 12 agriculture and livestock products with specific target production by 2023. The flagship is themed “Sustainable Socio-Economic Development through the Commercialization of Organic Farming” in the 12th Five-Year-Plan […]

DNT defers appointment of new party president

The decision to appoint the new party president of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has been deferred for now, according to party’s general secretary Phurba. He said the party has not decided whether to elect the president and even not decided whom to be appointed. “We deferred the appointment of party president,” he said. According to […]

Way Forward for BCCI presented to economic affairs ministry

The vice president of the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Tashi Dorji, maintained that the Way Forward report for BCCI submitted to the economic affairs ministry and the subsequent presentation made to the ministry is unique of its kind. The BCCI, meanwhile, presented the Way Forward presentation to the economic affairs minister, Lyonpo […]

Finland opens door to Bhutan for business

Finland has opened door to Bhutan for business partnership in education, agriculture, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and infrastructure solution (green energy). A seminar was conducted involving local companies and 20 companies from Finland represented by Ambassador of Finland HarriKamarainenon Wednesday in Thimphu. The seminar aimed to lower the barrier for both the Finnish and […]

Govt. approves Nu 1.3bn for Health Flagship Program

After numerous deliberations, the government has finalized Health Flagship Program with an approved budget Nu 1.3bn at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday. The Health Flagship program focuses on the prevention, early screening and treatment of the three cancers – cervical, breast and stomach. The government also aims to take all basic diagnostic services to the […]