Poor yield for maize farmers in Trashigang

Besides armyworm infestation, lack of fertilizer for the plantation also affected the yield Farmers in Trashigang are blaming the lack of fertilizer for the steep fall in maize production this season, besides armyworm infestation and natural calamities hampering the yield.         Farmers all over the dzongkhag reported substantial loss in income this season. For instance, Tshering […]

P/ling residents feel quarantine facilities not provided fairly

Around Nu 600mn have been invested in providing quarantine facilities to the routine travelers. While Phuentsholing residents are still reeling with the impact of the prolonged lockdown, which completely disrupted their lives for over three months, today moving out of the border town has become equally painful with registered travelers having to wait for weeks, […]

About 20,000 children yet to receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

The second dose of Covid-19 vaccine for children will be rolled out from the second week of September, says Health Minister Around 59,000 children between 12 to 17 years accounting to 78.6% of the eligible children population have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.  The information was shared by Health Minister Dasho Dechen […]

PM gets names of six MPs for Home Minister’s post

All the six non-ministerial MPs are potential candidates, PM says Around names of six MPs (Member of Parliament) have been submitted to the Prime Minister by the party members of the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) for the vacant post of the Home Minister. This was divulged by Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering during the Meet-The-Press […]

The wrath of monsoon

The monsoon is here and we have seen it wreak havocs in many parts of the country this week. Incessant rain triggered a landslide at Khoraypam near the Pemagatshel town on the early morning of August 26, which claimed lives of a couple, while their one-year-old daughter is still reported to be missing. The incident […]

Certain relaxations of existing Covid-19 restrictions being considered

The PM says that the government will announce the relaxations soon With no community cases in the border areas for more than 15 days, the National Covid-19 Taskforce Team is considering some relaxations from the existing restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19.  This was informed by Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering during the Meet-The-Press session […]

Her Majesty graces launch of waste management facilities

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced an event to inaugurate waste management facilities in Thimphu yesterday. The event was held at one of nine new facilities in Dangrina.  The event is a step in the government’s Waste Management Flagship Program to achieve Zero Waste Bhutan by 2030, which is, through effective source segregation, to have maximum […]

Passengers complain about exorbitant cab fare from Sorchen to P/ling

They say the fare should be reduced Passengers are not happy with the fare charged by taxis while having to travel in a cab from Sorchen till Phuentsholing town.  They say they would be happy to see fare reduction from Sorchen to Phuentsholing as the current rate is already high while coming from Thimphu. For […]

‘Entrepreneurs need support to facilitate their engagement and expansion’

The Chief Executive Officer of the CSI Market, Sonam Chopel talks to Business Bhutan’s reporter Dechen Dolkar about the CSI Market, its mandate and the status of the domestic products.   The CSI Market was established in collaboration with the Department of Cottage and Small Industry and entrepreneurs. Sonam Chopel is an expert in branding and […]

From fallen leaves to dinnerware

The GPMU produces 2,000 units of products in a day and supplies them throughout the entire country Fallen leaves of areca-nut trees (Doma) are collected from farmers, washed with clean water, and then compressed to different shapes using a heat press to turn into eco-friendly biodegradable disposable dining wares.  This practice has now become almost […]