Police on the lookout for man who conned five people

Meanwhile, victims are defamed on social media by the man The police in Thimphu say they are now receiving more defamation cases against 27-year-old Osman Osang Daniel Gurung, aka Daniel from Kalikhola in Dagana, for defaming people with untrue stories on social media.  “The case is still under investigation and we are tracking the culprit,” […]

No problem if ATMs installed within the buildings: Thimphu Thromde

The Thromde is currently under the process of removing illegal and temporary structures, made out of CGI sheets, plywood, and bamboo Thimphu Thromde’s recent notification to the banks to start installing Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) inside the buildings and remove some existing structures from the setbacks within a year was issued after ATMs were found […]

Govt. discusses trade issues with three state govts. of India

As we are an import-dependent nation, Lyonpo Loknath Sharma says we are suffering from price increases Optimistic that the relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions will ensure the smooth functioning of businesses and enhance industrial exports, Economic Affairs Minister Loknath Sharma said issues confronted at the border areas are being discussed with the counterparts in India. “The […]

‘Despite the hurdles, the visibility of EVs on the road has increased’

The Project Manager of Bhutan EV (Electric Vehicle) Project, Sonam Tobgye, talks to Business Bhutan about the current status of the project to replace 300 taxis with EVs by September and how the Covid-19 pandemic hobbled the effort of the project. Q. An additional 67 taxi drivers should apply for Electric Vehicles (EVs) to replace […]

Schools ensure safety protocols are being followed in T/gang

Even parents are cautious now as their children go to schools With primary school students having returned to schools earlier this week, primary schools in Trashigang are ensuring that students are safe from Covid-19 by emphasizing and following the guidelines and protocols of the health ministry. The principal of Kanglung Primary School in Trashigang, Sangay […]

TCB yet to discuss points submitted by ABTO

TCB’s Director General says that discounts have been lifted as per the “Tourism Levy Act of Bhutan 2020”, which came into force on July 1, 2020 The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is yet to hold a council meeting and discuss the recommendations and proposal points, titled ‘way forward on reopening and reviving tourism’, that […]

Get the priorities right!

A little more than a week ago, the residents of south Thimphu, in areas such as a part of Lungtenphu, Simtokha, Olakha, and Babesa, had to make do without water for around two days after the main water transmission line in Simtokha was washed away on April 11. Despite Thimphu Thromde’s efforts to complete the […]

Gaydrungs in dilemma after their plea for extension gets rejected

An executive order was issued on April 6 to discontinue with the post of Gaydrung After an executive order was issued from the Prime Minister Office (PMO) on April 6 to discontinue with the post of Gaydrung (gewog clerk) permanently from the local government, many Gaydrungs are unhappy and expressed discontent with the government’s decision. Following […]

Man at large after conning five people

The victims say they lost almost Nu 1mn and are getting death threat messages daily from the scammer A 27-year-old man from Kalikhola, Dagana, who is presently in Delhi, India, has conned almost five people in the country of money that totals up to Nu 1mn. According to the police in Thimphu, the case is […]

Connecting women tech entrepreneurs from Bhutan and India

About 150 entrepreneurs and officials from Bhutan participated at the event As a part of the Government of India’s celebrations to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence, a virtual workshop was held with women tech entrepreneurs from Karnataka (India) and Bhutan on Wednesday. The Indian Embassy in Bhutan organized the workshop in collaboration with […]