Three women vie for Gupโ€™s office in Trashigang

Meanwhile, over 22 women participated in the last LG elections in Trashigang Three women, all incumbent mangmis, from Trashigang are going to run for the position of Gup from their respective gewogs in the upcoming Local Government Elections. Dendup Dema, Pema Yangki and Pema Yangden have been serving as mangmis in Shongphu, Bidung and Udzorong […]

Nu 5bn worth of essential commodities imported in six months

The import of cereals increased by 32 % Despite the governmentโ€™s efforts to boost agricultural production over the years, the import of food products has witnessed an increasing trend. The import of Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) commodities increased to more than 103,872 MT, which is worth over Nu 5bn, during the period Jan-Jun this year, […]

Drinking water shortage becomes a major problem in Kideykhar

The water shortage is faced mostly during the dry season The residents of Kideykhar, five kilometers away from Mongar town, had been facing the issue of drinking water shortage for more than a year now. It is learned that with the growing population in the mini-town, the residents have started to face the issue of […]

Of the incessant rain this week

The incessant rain for a continuous three days this week has wreaked havoc in many places across the country. In Thimphu, the incessant downpour has once again exposed the flaws in the design and construction of our drainage system as water overflowed from the clogged drains and then onto the roads; submerging many parts of […]

๐ˆ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ• ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐๐ฌ, ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“.๐Ÿ“ ๐š๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฉ๐š๐๐๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ฎ๐ง๐š๐ค๐ก๐š

The figures are likely to increase as the officials are still assessing the damage in the gewogsย  The report prepared by the Punakha Dzongkhag shows that a total of 567 households of the 11 gewogs have been affected by incessant rain this week. However, the number is likely to increase as the assessment is still […]

Cost of egg remains exorbitant still

There is no change in the price of eggs despite the DoL resuming the import of parent stock to produce layers and broilers Consumers were taken aback a few months ago in late August when the price of egg unexpectedly increased from Nu 380 to Nu 440 per tray. The cost per tray had then […]

Around 15,000 subscribers for BNBLโ€™s piggy bank scheme since its inception

Piggy bank scheme aims to familiarize children with banking transactions and urges children to take up saving habits from an early stage There has been a rapid increase in the number of customers for piggy bank scheme since its inception by the Bhutan National Bank Limited (BNBL) on November 10, 2012. Today, the BNBL has […]

BDBL offers one-time-settlement scheme for NPL clients

Last year the NPLs was 25.94% which accounts to Nu 5.4bn The Bhutan Development Bank Limited (BDBL) is offering a new strategy for the Non-Performing Loans (NPL) by offering some concessions and portions of write-off for interests for those clients who are having NPLs. This strategy is an offer for any old loans which have […]

Fuel price hike to have cascading effect on essentials

This is what economist Dr. Damber S. Kharka says The rise in fuel price will have a cascading effect on essentials, economist Dr. Damber S. Kharka said, adding that the transport cost of essential commodities such as food grains and meats will shoot up, and is expected to be passed on to the customers soon. […]