Ama Zangmo provides sanitary napkins to nuns

As menstrual hygiene day was celebrated on May 28 with many citizens supporting the red dot campaign, a group of 22 individuals who have formed an association named “Ama Zangmo” to support the nuns of Khardung Nunnery in Trashigang District donated pads to the nunnery.  One of the founding members of Ama Zangmo which initially […]

537 contraband smugglers caught this year

Figures compiled by the Royal Bhutan Police show an increase in smuggling of contraband at the border. From January to May this year, police caught 537 people who were bringing in drugs and tobacco products in the country. Before the sealing of borders from January to March 22 this year, drugs seized included marijuana dried […]

S/Jongkhar on high alert after Covid-19 case increases in Assam

The sharp increase in the Covid-19 positive cases in Assam, India in the past few weeks has put Samdrup Jongkhar, which shares its immediate border with this Indian state, on high alert, with the task force team strictly enforcing social distancing rules, among others. All shops are closed by 7 pm and a group of […]

Entrepreneurs can sell their products and get paid online

Now entrepreneurs and start-ups can sell their products online and get online payment from international cardholders. To promote and the use of digital payments and to reap the advantage of digital economy, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), in collaboration with the banks has initiated the international payment gateway (IPG) facility. The facility can accept payments […]

Gold and silver business in loss

Like the rest of the businesses in the country facing loss after COVID19, gold and silver dealers are also having a hard time running their business. Sanju Saily, a gold and silver goods retailer near the traffic area said the number of customers has decreased drastically after the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, he has to run […]

12th FYP affected by COVID-19

The 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) has been affected by the COVID pandemic and most of the programs have to be prioritized, said Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering at meet the press yesterday. He added most of the activities needed raw materials which are imported and Indian labor plus foreign expats and consultants. “So the […]