DHI companies get salary raise of an average of 15% higher than Civil Service

Following suit the salary raise of civil servants and State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) and it companies have also raised their salary. DHI and companies raised their salary from 22% to 60%. The DHI board approved the revised pay scale, 20% of basic pay as corporate allowance and 15% of basic […]

OAG charges 11 individuals in Japan’s LEP case

The Office of Attorney General (OAG) forwarded the Japan’s Learn and Earn Program (LEP) case against the owner and a business partner of Bhutan Employment Overseas (BEO) along with nine other staffs to the district court yesterday. The OAG charged owner of BEO Jurmey Tshewang and his partner Tenzin Rigden for 697 counts of forgery […]

A sustainable approach to levy royalty on regional tourists felt necessary

The news on introducing royalty or fee for regional tourists visiting the country has created fears among the tour agents and other stakeholders involved. The government in the last ‘Meet the Press’ had said that the decision is still under discussion. Meanwhile, the travel agents and hoteliers in Phuentsholing are of the view that a […]

Bhutan attends 25th Conference of Parties in Madrid

Led by the Minister of Agriculture and Forests and Chairman of the National Environment Commission, Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor, a Bhutanese delegation attended the Conference of Parties (COP25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid, Spain. The High-Level Segment of the COP25 started on December 2 and concluded under the Presidency of […]

HC upholds district court verdict on Talo and Toep gewog water issue

Upholding the decision of the Punakha district court, Thimphu high court ordered the 32 villagers from five villages of Toep gewog, Punakha who were charged in Punakha court in 2018 for their involvement in destroying three reservoir tanks and water supply pipelines of the neighboring gewog of Talo to pay thrimthue ranging from six months […]

Paro police seizes thousands of sex toys

Paro police apprehended six men for alleged smuggling of more than thousands of sex toys along with some other Chinese goods on November 29 this year. The suspects were arrested from Tsento gewog in Paro. All of them were men from Tsento. The seized articles are worth around Nu 200,000. The smuggled goods were contained […]

WFP Bhutan partners with KOICA to promote nutrition in Bhutan

The World Food Programme (WFP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to support Bhutan in the transition of school feeding to a National School Feeding and Nutrition Programme on Wednesday in Thimphu. The project, which will be implemented over a period from 2019 to 2023 with US$4mn funding provided […]

Linking the past and the present through art

Manilal Sabrimala, 56, from India, gave up a career in teaching at an early age. He later pursued his passion in sketching or art and started his professional career as an artist since 2001. Today, he is an Indian professional artist and has produced many beautiful works of art with something as ordinary as a […]

Engaging school children in physical activities with Edu-Pokemon

The World Food Programme (WFP) is in the process of developing a game-based learning platform for nutrition education and behaviour change, Edu-Pokemon that would help kids to burn calories while they learn about nutrition and health. It is a part of the Healthy Kid School Programme (HKSP) and an app, Edu-Pokemon would feature similar to […]

Violence against women: deal with the root

We don’t know what we have become as human beings. We don’t know what we have become as a society. We have absolutely nil idea where we are headed. If the recent incidences of child rape and murders are to be taken into account. What in the world is happening? While the brutality surrounding these […]