Cabbies in Trashigang worried over plummeting business

Cabbies say it is difficult to even earn Nu 300 per day A few taxis carrying extra passengers, in-service individuals driving taxis, and private vehicle owners carrying passengers have become major issues for many taxi drivers in Trashigang.  Most cabbies said they are not able to get passengers and are unhappy with the private vehicles […]

Is the opposition party neglecting their constitutional duties?

The opposition party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), which became the first elected government after a landslide victory in 2008 elections, was once known for its bold statements. However, certain observers are of the perception that the DPT is now weak and incapable of playing its role as a political counterweight to the government or at […]

RMA plans to strengthen effectiveness of monetary policy operations

To facilitate sustainable economic growth and ensure macroeconomic stability, the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) or the central bank will strengthen the effectiveness of monetary policy operations and its transmission mechanism. “We will work towards improving the monetary policy operations and its framework, strengthening research and policy analysis, and bolstering economic data management practices for effective […]

Inflation increase slowed by 1.09% in July

The PPN has dropped by 4.90% in the past 12 months due to price increase in the economy The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of July 2021 increased by 5.15% compared to the same month the previous year, according to the CPI Bulletin for July this year released by the National Statistics Bureau […]

eTeeru gaining popularity as digital payment platform

eTeeru safeguards your main saving account by providing an alternative wallet for every day expenses, says the General Manager eTeeru is increasingly becoming popular as a digital payment platform with about 75,000 registered eTeeru users in the country as of today. eTeeru is a mobile wallet service, which protects a client’s main saving account in […]

Residents hopeful about better days in P/ling

This is after the town saw no Covid-19 positive cases from the community for 28 days As the border town of Phuentsholing reported no Covid-19 positive cases from the community for a straight 28 days, residents of the town are hoping that normalcy will return to the town soon. More residents, meanwhile, who had left […]

Human-wildlife conflict continues to be a major issue in Trashigang

Farmers say it has become rampant now with wild animals destroying both the paddy and paddy field Despite hard work of the farmers in implementing various strategies, human-wildlife conflict continues to be a major problem in Trashigang.    Farmers said it has become rampant now with wild animals destroying both the paddy and paddy field.     One […]

Nu 19.47mn worth of vegetables exported to India

This is as per the provisional trade statistics for the first quarter of this year The lockdown in Phuentsholing has been lifted, but the export of vegetables will depend on the situation across the borders, according to Agriculture and Forests Minister Yeshey Penjor. The minister said that the export via Jaigaon in India came to […]

Draft Five-Year Plan critical: DPT

Discontinuing it will be a big blunder, says the DPT Having learnt that the present government is adamant on discontinuing the time-tested development planning tradition of preparing a draft Five-Year Plan, the Opposition Party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa, maintained that this abrupt decision will have huge implications, seriously disrupting the socio-economic development and overall governance of […]

Are block grants used sensibly?

The question about whether the block grants allotted to Local Governments (LGs) are used judiciously has emerged with a few gewogs having built huge buildings and structures with these funds. And in few other gewogs, huge portions of the grant are spent in the construction and renovation of lhakhangs and temples. In Drakteng gewog in […]