Understanding our vulnerabilities in times of the pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the economy to a standstill. Businesses are down. People have lost jobs. Apart from those in the civil service and the corporate sector, employees in the private sector are left to the mercy of their employers, all of who cannot afford to keep on paying employees with their own pockets […]

Has the Opposition turned weak?

With the Opposition remaining mum on a number of issues that raised up dust in recent times, and the resignation of the former OL, people are of the perception that it has become weak The Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), has been unusually quiet and reticent about a gamut of issues on the country’s […]

Domestic tourism kicks off amid skepticism

To soften the blows caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has come up with the idea of domestic tourism in the country. However, most stakeholders in the tourism industry suggest that the development of unique product offerings is required for the domestic tourism initiative. With the first COVID-19 case confirmed […]

UN in Bhutan to observe 75th UN Day today

The United Nations in Bhutan will observe the 75th United Nations Day today at the UN House in Thimphu. The UN marks its 75th anniversary in the middle of a global pandemic, which more than ever, reinvigorates the UN’s founding mission- to promote human dignity, protect human rights, respect international law, and save humanity from […]

14 entrepreneurs asked to vacate start-up center

The Department of Cottage and Small Industry (DCSI) has asked 14 entrepreneurs to vacate the start-up center in Changzamtok by October. Eight entrepreneurs, the remaining of the 11 from the first batch who used to occupy the start-up center, were asked to move out on October 8 and have requested for an extension because of […]

Bright future for online businesses

Consumers have spent the past couple of decades shifting their spending habits online. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are social distancing from each other, and the web has become by default the place to shop. Economic professor, Sanjeev Mehta commenting on the impacts of online business on the economy of a country said online […]

No drop in attendance for civil service exam despite Covid-19

Uncertainty looms over the prelims examination, after the BCSE this year has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the delay in the graduation of candidates from various colleges and the lockdown in the country. But preparations are on track amidst COVID-19 and more graduates are pouring in into the job market each year […]

ECCD facilitators rise to the occasion of COVID-19

It is 8am and drizzling outside. Leki Chezom, 27, from Zhemgang is ready with gumboots, umbrella and some text books in her bag. She need not have to worry about food and lodge because villagers serve her as she visits their children at home. She has been working as an Early Childhood Care and Development […]

Unsafe if COVID-19 norms are flouted during festival season: Health Minister

Keeping the upcoming festival season in mind, Health Minister Dechen Wangmo advised people to follow COVID-19 guidelines strictly during the phase to prevent threats to society. She said the country gears up to celebrate Dassain and Diwali in October, along with National day in the month of December. It is important to note that the […]

BNBL’s 12 supporting staff forge documents to secure job

In the Bhutan National Bank Limited’s forgery case, the police investigation team concluded their investigation that out of 15 people, 12 of them had allegedly forged their documents to apply and secured jobs. The investigating Police Officer said that the probable charges for the Bank’s Executive Management Committee is official misconduct and failure to report […]