Mister National World 2022 calls allegations against him ‘baseless’

Pema Khandu Wangchuk was crowned the Mister National World 2022 in June this year After the Mister National Universe Organization (MNUO) announced its dissociation from Pema Khandu Wangchuk, who was crowned the Mister National World 2022, on July 19, the actor-model told Business Bhutan that all allegations against him were untrue and baseless. The organization, […]

14 trainees complete Digital Marketing Course

As a part of the Skills Development Plan (SDP) of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR), a month-long training on Digital Marketing for the 2nd cohort conducted by the MoLHR at TTI-Samthang completed yesterday. A total of 14 trainees have reportedly been successfully trained by Ms. Beatrix Mészáros, a Master Trainer from the […]

Second edition of English-Dzongkha Diplomatic Terminology launched

The first edition was published in 2018 Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Tandi Dorji launched the second edition of the English-Dzongkha Diplomatic Terminology at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on July 11. The second edition contains 336 diplomatic terminologies. The English-Dzongkha Diplomatic Terminology is reportedly an initiative of the MoFA to support the Dzongkha Development […]

Eco-Tech Bhutan Kraft Paper Industry targets to commission by December

The construction of the plant started in November 2020 The Eco-Tech Bhutan Kraft Paper Industry Private Limited at the Jigmeling Industrial Park in Sarpang targets to commission the plant this coming December. This is as per what the company reported during the site progress inspection by Economic Affairs Minister Loknath Sharma on July 15. The […]

Windstorm destroys maize and properties in Galing

Maize plantations of around 150 households were damaged by the windstorm The windstorm around 3 pm on July 14 destroyed maize cultivation and properties belonging to the villagers of Galing chiwog in Shongpu gewog, Trashigang. The villagers say this is the second windstorm that occurred in the village after their maize plantation. With the maize […]

Global temperature to temporarily reach above normal in one of next five years

Chances of global temperature temporarily getting closer to the 1.5 C threshold in the next five years have been predicted There are chances of 50:50 that the annual average global temperature temporarily reaches 1.5 C (Celsius), which is above the pre-industrial level, at least in one of the next five years. This is according to […]

Gold price jumps to all-time high of Nu 52,490

It has increased by Nu 3,041 compared to last week The price of 10g of gold is Nu 52,490 today, which is an increase of Nu 3,041 compared to the price last week. The prices are as per the figures of the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA). The price of 10g of gold was Nu 49,448 […]

Hemodialysis services at Paro hospital launched

There are 292 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients in the country as of May 2022 Hemodialysis services at the Paro District Hospital were launched on July 14 by Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo and officials from the Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon also attended the launch ceremony. The launch was in line with the Ministry […]

Construction of The Pema Center to begin next month

The Pema Center will act as an apex body for standardization and monitoring of mental health services in the country The construction of the 60- bedded hospital, The Pema Center at the national referral hospital in Thimphu, will begin in August this year. The center is secured under government funding of about Nu 600mn – […]

Net profit of Nu 84.34mn for T-Bank in 2021

The profit before tax increased by 152.72% Despite the financial sector being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Tashi Bank (T-Bank) recorded a very good financial performance last year. The Profit Before Tax (PBT) increased by 152.72% from Nu 55.22mn in 2020 to Nu 139.56mn last year, meaning that the bank made Nu 84.34mn net profit […]