Piggery farmers hopeful after BAFRA and DoL extend support

They are optimistic that their concerns would be resolved after forming of the cooperatives Farmers, who are into piggery farming, in Gelephu have formed the Gelephu Piggery Cooperatives (GPC) to address the issues and concerns of piggery farmers about a lack of market due to cheap imported pork. Forming the cooperatives was decided following the […]

Fuel prices hike drives construction costs higher

Transportation fees have increased from Nu 18,000 per jumbo trip to Nu 22,000 to Nu 25,000 now from Phuentsholing to Thimphu Apart from the already augmenting prices of construction materials, the all-time high cost of fuel now has started driving construction costs higher, according to those in the construction business. The prices of fuel, in […]

13th FYP to ensure sustainable and long-term economic growth

The 13th Plan will focus on national and government priorities The 13th Five-Year-Plan (FYP) will adopt a dynamic planning approach and framework that accommodates national and government priorities while ensuring sustainable and long-term economic growth, according to the draft concept of the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC). With this plan, the commission is expecting that it […]

Giving ideas life

We have been witnessing an increasing number of entrepreneurship training and workshops being conducted across the country lately and business ideas being pithed simultaneously. This is a heartening development considering that entrepreneurship creates job opportunities, promotes innovation, and improves the economy. Beneficiaries of these trainings and workshops include mostly laid-off workers and youth- many are those […]

Fuel prices expected to drop from June 1

The MoEA has already submitted the proposal to the MoFA to take up bilateral agreement between two governments of Bhutan and India for POL products supply The fuel prices in the country are expected to plummet as the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) has revised the pricing structure and the new pricing structure will come […]

Winners of IWD 2022 competition awarded cash prizes and merit certificates

The first prize of Nu 30,000 was awarded to Prasansa Sharma The prize distribution ceremony for the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 competition was held at the Embassy of India in Thimphu on May 18 with the President of the Royal Thimphu College (RTC), Dasho Tshewang Tandin, gracing the event as the Chief Guest. Along […]

Govt. must revisit the policies for students of grades X and XII – Opposition

According to the Opposition, grade XII repeaters should be given an equal opportunity to apply for government scholarships abroad  The Opposition Party maintained that the government must allow students of grades X and XII to repeat without conditions. Through a press release issued by the party on May 17, for grade X students, according to the party, […]

Preparation in full swing for Bhutan Grand Prix

The first open international style compound archery event will be held next month Around 30 archers have presently registered for the Bhutan Grand Prix, the first open international style compound archery tournament that will be held at the Changlimithang stadium in Thimphu from June 12 to 15. The tournament was earlier scheduled to take place […]

Armyworms damage early maize plantations in T/gang

Farmers say they are replanting their maize plants for the second time this year Armyworm infestation has led many farmers of several gewogs in Trashigang to replant their maize plants.   According to the farmers, armyworms have begun to damage their maize cultivation, which is at an initial stage, and it has forced them to […]

90% of procedures completed for registration: Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa

Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa is a new party that is preparing to contest in the 2023 elections The Druk Thuendrel Tshogpa (DTT) has almost completed 90% of the procedures, including the selection of candidates, to register the party with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) to contest in the 2023 elections. This was divulged by Dr. […]