Villagers face increased wildlife predation after integrating with wildlife sanctuary

Villagers of Nichula gewog fear extreme predation from the wild animals inhabiting Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS) in Dagana Dzongkhag. The villagers are worried about their future if the wildlife attacks on their crops continue. Since the gewog was integrated with the Phibsoo WC, wildlife predation on their crops has increased, according to them. Nichula gewog […]

‘I live by integrity, empathy, compassion and excellence’

A young women leader, Eleanor Rosa Pinugu from Philippines, co-founder and executive director of Mano Amiga Academy, a social enterprise focused on providing affordable high quality education to low-income communities, sustainable livelihood for disadvantaged women, and innovative education advocacy programs talks with Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on women leadership. She is also co-founder and […]

Goods and services price up by more than 2%

Inflation in food and non-alcoholic beverages shot up by 4.34% in November 2019 Rising food prices pushed the retail inflation in November last year to 2.34% from November 2018, states the recent National Statistical Bureau’s consumer price index (CPI) report. It shows that Bhutanese on an average paid 2.34% more for goods and services in […]

Red Bull – energy drink risks a generation

It’s 6pm at Phongmey, Trashigang. Ajang Nima enters into the bar with his six-year-old son and sits on the rickety bench at the corner of the room. He orders two pegs of rock bee and a bottle of red bull. Meantime, two women enter in the bar. One woman is carrying her four-year old-daughter on […]

Industrial Parks to be established by year end

A budget of Nu 1.5bn has been allocated for four industrial parks and these industrial estates would be established by the end of this year. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering while meeting with the officials from the Department of Industry and Gross National Happiness Commission on Tuesday told them to complete the building infrastructure by […]