100 more homestays to be established in Haa in 12th Plan

Haa plans to come up with 100 more homestays during the 12th Five Year Plan across the dzongkhag. Currently there are 24 homestays in the dzongkhag and nine more applicants have proposed to come up with such venture. Home stays are located in all the six gewogs of Haa. The district is trying to promote […]

FCB records profit growth of Nu 50mn than last year from potato auction

As the potato auction season ends, the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) has recorded auction of potato worth Nu 51mn more than the last season through conventional auction. However, the total auction has reduced as compared to the last season. FCB auctioned around 24,200 Metric Ton (MT) of potato this season worth around Nu […]

Bhutan’s producer prices fall 4.55% in third quarter

Decline in prices of goods in manufacturing sector led to the drop in producer price index (PPI) to 4.55% in the third quarter (July to September) from the previous year, states the National Statistical Bureau (NSB). The PPI measures the average price change of goods and services overtime from producer’s perspective unlike consumer price index […]

Integrated health screening for elderly citizens on the cards

Now, elderly people who visit the nearest health centers can undergo holistic medical screening. The service enables the health workers to identify various medical complications through different procedures without having the patients to travel long distances unnecessarily. Until now, most of the health staffs particularly in the remote areas have been treating the particular complaints […]

Bhutan Red Cross Society admitted to IFRC

The Bhutan Red Cross Society (BRCS) has been formally admitted into the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) at the 22nd session of the IFRC General Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday. The two member delegation led by the BRCS Secretary-General, Dragyel Tenzin Dorjee, and supported by officials from the Permanent Mission […]

Sexual harassment among least reported sexual offences

A man flashing his penis to women is dismissed as someone being mad and that the women should avoid being in his path. A man in an atsara’s mask during Tshechus, groping women and forcing them to kiss him and sleep with him in gory detail, is excused as being someone in character. The women […]

Lonely Planet: “Bhutan, the best country to visit in 2020”

What does this mean to me? – A perspective A gush of gratitude, “Thank you Lonely Planet!”, and a rush of responsibility, “We need to make sure we are able to live up to the now sky-high expectations of visitors to our country!”, are the two emotions that reigned me when I first heard about […]

Join the fight against HIV/AIDS

As we celebrate the World AIDS Day tomorrow, it’s also time to look back how far we have fared in our fight against HIV/AIDS since the first case was detected in 1993. There is no denying that the number has augmented today and a total of 667 HIV positive cases (328 female) have been diagnosed […]

PM asks street vendors to regulate fast food and waste management

Street vendors have to replace plastic cups and plates while selling momos and Thup (rice porridge) with biodegradable cups and plates, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said during a meeting with the street vendors of Thimphu on Thursday. Around 32 street vendors participated in the meeting. During the gathering, Lyonchhen shared the negative impact of […]

Lyonchhen stresses on redressal system for CSIs

To identify the hurdles faced by startups, they need to form a dedicated office to share their grievances, said Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering during the review of the start-ups and cottage and small industry development flagship on November 28. “If we have a dedicated office for startups’ grievance address system, it would be able […]