More than 15 tourists cancel their trip because of corona virus scare

In the wake of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) declaration of the novel corona virus outbreak as a global health emergency, more than 15 tourists have cancelled their trip to Bhutan as of Friday. According to Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) those tourists are from China, Singapore and Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Australia. The tourists […]

Voucher tax removed

With 39 “yes” votes, the National Assembly endorsed the removal of five percent tax on prepaid and the proposed postpaid tax on January 30. Removing of the prevailing five percent tax on prepaid voucher was one of the pledges of the government though it could not waive off 5% voucher tax in 120 days as […]

JAB to recognize citizen journalists in Bhutan

As part of the journalism award, which is in its fourth year, the Journalists Association of Bhutan (JAB) has decided to recognize the emerging concept of citizen journalism in the country. It was decided during the annual general meeting of journalists on Wednesday, to give the best citizen journalist award to someone who has made […]

Yoga services for public to open in Phuentsholing Hospital

Phuentsholing General Hospital will start providing Sorig-Zhiney and Yoga service for the general public from this month. The hospital is currently training health workers to provide the service to the people. Sorig-Zhiney, is a non-medical services approach for mental, spiritual and physical wellness. It will be provided to the patients and interested general public. With […]

BoB launches ‘empower saving’

The Bank of Bhutan (BoB) in its drive to promote digital banking, the oldest bank in the kingdom has introduced a new saving deposit scheme called “Empower Saving.” With Empower Saving, one should carry out all debit transactions that is withdrawing money or transferring money through the digital banking platform such as ATM, Mobile banking […]

Bhutan Space Week to be an annual event

The Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT), information and communications ministry (MoIC) will launch the Bhutan Space Week from February 17 to 23, in commemoration of the 40th birth anniversary of His Majesty the King. Hereafter, the space week would be an annual event.  “The space program in the country was started under the […]