OL remains tight-lipped about resignation

Speculations are rife that he will submit his resignation in mid-August With the recent news of Opposition Leader Dr (Phd) Pema Gyamtsho being selected as the Director General of International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), an international organization based in Nepal, questions about his resignation and a bye-election have been afloat for some time […]

How Bhutan is tackling climate change

Thinley Namgay from the National Environment Commission (NEC) speaks to Business Bhutan reporter Kinley Yonten on the effects of climate change and how the country is trying to cope with the challenges that accompany it. Q. How is climate change affecting Bhutan? Rise in temperatures, especially in winter and less snow, water sources drying in […]

June sees 2,345 transport infringements

The number of traffic violators has decreased in June 2020 compared to June last year. This year, in June, Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) reported 2,345 transport infringements and collected fines amounting to Nu 2,623,450. Compared to 2019, fines imposed for traffic violation decreased from Nu 3,052,150. The number of traffic infringements reported last month has […]

Returnees from abroad despair at unemployment

Due to COVID-19, most youths who have returned from abroad are desperate without employment. The majority of them used to work in other countries and few were students of various universities. Chencho Dorji who returned from the Middle East said he had been without a job for three months now. He still does not have […]

Exploring domestic tourism market amid Covid-19

With the coronavirus pandemic causing the closure of national borders and the suspension of international travel, the government is exploring ways to boost domestic tourism. Although domestic tourism has not picked up much so far, its importance and potential has been recognized for quite some time now. In fact, domestic tourism is an important component […]

A prank gone wrong

A knife and a prank gone wrong left a 60-year-old man dead in Gasa. Meanwhile, the in-charge of Gasa police station said that the suspect has been charged for involuntary manslaughter by the police.  The incident happened on the afternoon of July 12, when the deceased Lal Bdr Gurung and the suspect 30-year-old, Shacha Gyeltshen had […]

VTOB adopts strategies for new normal

Following a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office, Teachers of Bhutan Volunteers (VTOB) organized a vital online reunion among more than 4,000 teachers on Telegram App where many expressed their gratitude to His Majesty for leading the fight against COVID19, and discussed how they could contribute even as they adopted the new normal. Talking […]

RAA recovers irregularities worth Nu 181.9mn in 2019

The Royal Audit Authority (RAA) recovered Nu 181.9mn of the total irregularities worth Nu 3,531.698mn in 2019, according to the Annual Audit Report 2019 released this week. However, the recovery amount is excluding the Nu 10. 356mn recovered from corporations and financial institutions that are retained in their respective Audit Recoveries Account (AAR). The recovery […]

WHO acknowledges emerging evidence of airborne spread of COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged there is emerging evidence that the COVID-19 can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air called aerosol. Airborne transmission could not be ruled out in crowded, closed or poorly ventilated settings, said an official in a recent conference at the WHO headquarters. If the evidence is […]