Going back to basics

Things are obviously not looking good going by the number of Covid-19 cases that are emerging one after another each day. We thought that we were way past the threat of Covid-19 when the number of active cases reached ‘zero’ at one point. But the number of active cases has increased again to 261 as […]

All eligible population to be vaccinated in next four weeks: PM

Studies conducted by the UK and India reveal that the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine can be given even after an interval of 12 to 16 weeks, says Lyonchhen Despite the worsening COVID-19 situation and vaccine shortage in India, Bhutan is hopeful to vaccinate all the 526,000 eligible population in the next four weeks, according […]

Economic growth projected at 4.1% for FY 2021-22

The projected growth will be mainly fuelled by investments which accounts for 44% of the GDP, says Finance Minister The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is projected to rebound to 4.2% in 2021 and moderate to 3.9% in 2022. This is as per the Budget Report for Financial Year 2021-22 that Finance Minister Namgay Tshering […]

Jigme Singay dazzles in the ongoing ‘Bhutan T20 Smash 2021’

The cricketer has already listed his name as one of the best performers so far in the ‘Bhutan T20 Smash’ tournament and was also awarded the ‘Man of the match’ medal against the Youth XI As an 11-year-old kid, Jigme Singay fondly remembers the time when he had to walk to the Rinchen Kuenphen Primary […]

Inflation increase slowed by 0.43% in March

The PPN has dropped by 8.35% in the past 12 months due to price increase in the economy The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of March 2021 increased by 9.11% compared to the same month the previous year, according to the CPI Bulletin for March 2021 released by the National Statistics Bureau (NSB) […]

Copyright infringement still rampant

The 74th session of the UN General Assembly declared 2020 as the year for creative industry for sustainable development Copyright infringement is rampantly happening in the country as it is not being legally prosecuted due to lack of awareness on intellectual property regime. Many entities in urban towns use and play international music songs and […]

Second dose of Covishield vaccine to be given as scheduled: NI-TAG

India has extended the interval between the two doses to 12-16 weeks, while the UK has cut from 12 weeks to 8 weeks The interval between the first and second doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca or Covishield vaccine will be eight to 12 weeks and will go on as scheduled, according to Dr Sonam Wangchuk of the […]

Bhutan imports goods worth Nu 52.50bn from India

There is an increase in import of essentials by 15% compared to other normal times to ensure stocking up Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the region for the period March 2020 – May 15, 2021, Bhutan imported Nu 52.50bn worth of goods from India. […]