Residents unhappy over TV cable signals in Trashigang

They say it is difficult to get the set-top box as the price has risen and it is expensive for them to watch with the digital TV system The residents of some areas in Trashigang are complaining about the TV network signals in their areas and that they have been getting poor-quality videos.  They say […]

Students granted access to online resources to learn coding

His Majesty The King granted as Soelra to the children of Bhutan, access to online resources where students can learn coding, on Tuesday. The Soelra was presented to the Ministry of Education (MoE) by His Majesty’s Secretariat on July 20. Along with the presentation, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between MoE, the […]

Goods and services 8.69% costlier compared to last year

The Purchasing Power of Ngultrum (PPN) as measured by the CPI is Nu 64 as of May 2021 compared to December 2012 The country’s inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose by 8.69% in May due to higher food prices when compared with a year ago. However, the CPI decreased by […]

Graduates wait to travel for PE exam

Phuentsholing has been under lockdown since April 17 University graduate students, who are stranded in Phuentsholing, are waiting to be quarantined so that they could travel to Thimphu to appear for the Preliminary Examination (PE) which is scheduled on August 15 this year.  Meanwhile, Phuentsholing is still under lockdown since April 17 and the second […]

Second round of mass vaccination begins in P/ling

The border town of Phuentsholing had the longest lockdown in the country With the second round of mass vaccination campaign having started from Wednesday in Phuentsholing, residents are relieved and hoping that the border town won’t see similar sorts of lockdowns that were imposed in the town in the past.   Phuentsholing entered into a […]

‘We have a long way to go’

Sangay Rinchen, who is commonly known as ‘Farmer ​S​angay’, talks to Business Bhutan’s  reporter Dechen Dolkar about his venture into commercial farming, the business from the farm and other future plans.   Sangay Rinchen is today the Founder of Happy Hill Organic Farm. He worked in the agriculture and forests ministry for four years. He […]

What after the second dose?

Quite a busy one this week had been as many people thronged vaccination centers to get the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccines as the government began the second round of the mass vaccination from July 20. The start has been good as the first day of the vaccination saw more than 96,000 people getting […]

Four involved in criminal conspiracy case convicted

In the much-awaited criminal conspiracy case, the Thimphu District Court sentenced Supreme Court Justice Kuenlay Tshering, former Royal Body Guard Commandant Brigadier Thinley Tobgye, Pemagatshel Drangpon Yeshi Dorji and Khandu Wangmo to concurrent prison terms ranging from five years to 10 years yesterday. The four were found guilty for the commission of criminal conspiracy, mutiny, […]

Nu 300mn as subsidy loan for entertainment outlets

The subsidy loan is to pay rents and ensure the livelihood of people working in the entertainment centers With the entertainment centers having remained shut for more than 15 months since the first lockdown last year, the National CSI Developing Bank is now providing entertainment loan to the entertainment outlets in the country.  The Chief […]