38 register for ECB’s seminar at Thimphu

Sources say 38 people registered for the seminar for aspiring NC candidates, as of Friday(sept 9,2022). Meanwhile people laud the ECB’s move In one of the first important initiatives that the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) is organizing for the National Council elections 2023, the Commission will be holding a seminar for the aspirants. The […]

Bhutan’s declining fertility rate and beyond

Some politico-economic and ecological perspectives It is reported that Bhutan’s fertility rate decreased ‘from 6.6 births per woman in 1971 to 1.8 births per woman in 2022.’ By 2047, the elderly population 65 years and above is projected to increase from 6 percent to 13 percent. With policy circles, these figures can become topics of […]

Ban on imports of non-essential items to be determined by foreign reserve

If the foreign reserve of the country continues to deplete, there could be a ban on the imports of non-essential items, too, says the Minister of Economic Affairs With rumours, especially in the capital that the government would ban the import of non-essential items, too, people are beginning to buy items like furniture, and electronics, […]