Domestic violence aggravated by COVID pandemic

Adding to the long list problems that the pandemic has put the country through, domestic violence cases have started pouring in from different corners of the country. As per the Respect, Educate, Nurture, and Empower Women (RENEW) data, there has been a surge in the number of domestic violence cases in Bhutan. According to their […]

10 young entrepreneurs identified for COVID-19 response

Ten young aspiring entrepreneurs will bring their business solutions to the table to solve the challenges created by COVID-19 pandemic. Loden Foundation in partnership with UNDP has selected 10 entrepreneurs and they will address emerging challenges posed by the Covid-19 through agricultural production, job creation, or tackling new needs using innovation, technology and nature-based solutions. Entrepreneurs […]

381 layoffs from tourism sector engaged

So far, 381 employees laid off from the tourism sector have been engaged gainfully in short-term intervention to provide livelihood for them, according to officials from the Economic Contingency Plan unit at a press briefing on Wednesday. The government has approved Nu 200mn for the Tourism Council of Bhutan to address the challenges faced due […]

Build Bhutan project to engage 7,000 job seekers in construction sector

The Build Bhutan project, one of the initiatives, spearheaded by the labor ministry, as  part of the Economic Contingency Plan (ECP) targets to engage 7,000 job seekers including those who are laid-off from their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government plans to address the gap in shortage of workforce in the construction sector […]

Schools are not ready to re-open, says Committee

The pandemic is on the rise and schools are not yet ready to re-open, said the Parliamentary Committee on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response said about the government’s decision to re-open the schools in a phased manner by June this year. The Prime Minister has issued directives to prepare reopening of schools in the country from […]

Marijuana abuse, an increasing trend, after border lockdown

Figures compiled by the Punakha police show an increasing trend of marijuana abuse in the dzongkhag over the past two months possibly due to the short supply of contraband across the border. From March till date Punakha police have registered 15 cases of marijuana abuse and illicit trafficking of NDPs with 38 people arrested. Nine […]