A disgruntled buyer unhappy with court’s verdict

A house buyer says he lost around Nu 9mn Last month, the Thimphu Dzongkhag Court issued a verdict stating that the property (a duplex building at Motithang) has to be given to the owner, Jigme Cholen Yezer, and that both the parties (the buyer and seller) has to repay the loan individually for using the […]

A woman starts country’s first private hydroponics farm

Hydroponics farming is growing crops without soil, often called soilless farming Curious about growing vegetables in water, a mother of two, Kinley Wangmo, started the Bhutan Hydroponics on a small scale in a greenhouse at Changzamtog in Thimphu. Kinley Wangmo started the farm in February this year for self-consumption. She said that she started hydroponics […]

More clients opt for RICBL’s Millennium Education Scheme

Parents who are aged between 20 to 50 years and children who are aged between 0 to 10 years can opt for this scheme Of the many insurance policies of the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL), the most sought after scheme today has become the Millennium Education Scheme. There are a total of […]

Education Minister quizzed on students not getting admission into colleges

From the qualified 12,595 students, only 3,567 students have been admitted in different colleges The cutoff point decides whether one gets enrolled into a government college earlier. However, this year the math is trickier. The students who have completed Class XII and have qualified for higher studies are facing problems since there is a limited […]

2nd dose of AstraZeneca vaccine within 16-week interval

Those travelling abroad are provided the 2nd dose of the vaccine upon receiving exit clearance After having missed the timing for the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccination that was scheduled after the 12 weeks interval from the first jab, the government has now assured to provide the second dose of the vaccine within the […]

NA lifts ban on sale of tobacco products

There will also not be a 100% sales tax on tobacco and tobacco products The National Assembly (NA) adopted the Tobacco Control (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2021 yesterday, thus allowing the selling, distributing, buying, possessing, and transporting of tobacco and tobacco products in the country legally.  With 33 ‘Yes’ votes, 1 ‘No’ and 1 abstaining […]

We want results than rhetoric

Certain that laws can be the solution to the increasing problem of rape in the country, our parliamentarians have been amending clauses in the Penal Code of Bhutan to make harsher punishments for rapists. The last amendment was done on December 10, 2020 when the joint sitting of the Parliament condemned the act of rape and […]

National CSI Development Bank disburses Nu 1.295bn in 16 months of operation

The finance minister says the bank has adequate funds to operate The National Cottage and Small Industry Development Bank (NCSIDB) disbursed Nu 1.295bn as loans since its inception in February last year and has adequate funds to operate, said Finance Minister Namgay Tshering during the National Assembly Session yesterday.  The minister was responding to the […]

BNBL’s profit decreases to Nu 46.63mn in 2020

The bank made a profit of Nu 1bn in 2015 While the Bhutan National Bank Limited (BNBL) recorded a profit of Nu 61.96mn, the bank profited Nu 46.63mn in 2020. However, in 2018 the bank made a profit of Nu 736.19mn. The profit in 2020 has reduced by 24.75% due to additional provision of Nu […]