Samuh launches ‘Talent Himalaya’, Bhutan’s first talent management service

The platform will be a one-stop marketplace to find and discover talent from Bhutan and the Himalayan region Samuh Mediatech, the pioneer OTT service in the country, launched ‘Talent Himalaya’, Bhutan’s first talent management platform, which will aid and facilitate anyone looking for professionals such as a Bhutanese model, an actor or a fashion designer. […]

A woman charged for making false rape claim

For making a false report to the police, the victim has been charged for an offense which is a petty misdemeanor A 36-year-old married woman has been charged for reporting false information to the police in Punakha.  Initially when making a complaint to the police, the woman, who is a farmer and from Lhuentse, had […]

Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for rape of a minor

The Trashiyangtse district court sentenced a 30-year-old man to 12 years in prison for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Trashiyangtse early this month. Background of the case: On September 17, 2021, at around 9:15 pm, a doctor at the Trashiyangtse District Hospital reported to the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) that a 13-year-old was […]

BIT collection drops to Nu 1.08bn in FY 2020-21

It has dropped by 5.30% compared to FY 2019-2020 The Business Income Tax (BIT) has further declined to Nu 1.08bn (net amount) during the FY 2020-2021. It has not only dropped by 5.30% compared to the FY 2019-2020, but also contributed only 3% to the total revenue. According to Finance Minister Namgay Tshering, the decline […]

INR reserve drops to Rs 25.8bn

The Rupee reserve dropped by Rs 9.7bn in September compared to last year The country’s international reserve position as of September this year was at USD 1.59bn, of which the Rupee reserve forms Rs 25.8bn, and convertible currency reserve USD 1.25bn, according to the monthly statistical bulletin of the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA). The Rupee […]

PM reiterates the need to correct weaknesses and shortcomings infesting our system

Lyonchhen says he will strive to achieve more before the term of the government ends While presenting the third State of the Nation report to the parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said that the government will redirect its focus and resources to create gainful employment by uplifting the economy, enhancing education quality, and […]

Bhutan rolls out Covid-19 booster dose for priority groups

A booster dose is an additional shot of Covid-19 vaccine that helps an individual to maintain and lengthen one’s protection against the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron Following recommendation from the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NI-TAG), the Ministry of Health (MoH) has started giving Covid-19 booster doses for priority groups.  Priority groups include those […]

Monetary, fiscal and external sectors to grow as economic activities normalize

Credit to the private sector is estimated to rise to 10.9% in 2022, as per the State of the Nation report Under macroeconomic performance, monetary, fiscal and external sectors are expected to grow as economic activities normalize in the next fiscal year and if the government boosts the investments in the private sector, according to […]

Preparing for the future

Another basic, albeit pivotal, message that we can take up from the Royal Address of His Majesty The King during the 114th National Day celebrations is the inevitable need to prepare ourselves for the future and move along with the time and changes happening around us in this world. His Majesty’s message is clear – we […]

State of the Nation report focuses on forging the path ahead

Moving ahead, the PM says that it was high time for Bhutanese to start adapting to the ‘new normal’ and redefine its components The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and his administration to suspend its entire grand plans, reprioritize some of its top activities, and overlay a new way forward, according […]