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 […]

Bhutan celebrates 30 years of Child Rights

Marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Child, which was celebrated on Wednesday, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering signed the voluntary global pledge, renewing the government’s commitment to the full implementation of the Convention. The signing of the global pledge expresses the government’s renewed commitment to the wellbeing of children of […]

Internet connectivity betters lives of Layaps

A life in isolation of the Lapays without phone and internet connection has changed today with the advent of internet connectivity. Many say they find their lives much easier compared to 10 years ago. The b-mobile network of Bhutan Telecom was connected to Laya in 2010. However, the 3G service connection was introduced only in […]

Ensure sustainability of homestays

The idea to facilitate community-based sustainable tourism, especially homestays in places like Gangtey and Phobjikha valleys in Wangdue, has been good. It has not only given tourists and guests have an experience of the real Bhutanese village life, but also benefited the local rural people who run these homestays. Homestays have become their alternate source […]