City Bus extends night services till 11.30 PM

City bus services has become the saviour for most people, especially the economically deprived With about 16,000 people from different walks of life using the City Bus Services daily, the trend of people using public transport has increased. However, this is just the beginning of a new phase in public service delivery and in the […]

No shortage of fertilizers for the coming season

900MT of urea fertilizer worth NU 26mn is stored in the country Last year, farmers across the country faced an acute shortage of fertilizers and pesticides due to the prolonged border closure triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. There is a problem in acquiring the required number of fertilizers and pesticides. A fertilizer shortage has added […]

BNBL working for a possible Education Visa Loan Service

Meanwhile, those trying to go to Australia but could not avail loan from the two private banks are looking for other alternatives The Bhutan National Bank Limited (BNBL) has refuted words doing the round that the bank’s proposal put up to the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), for the education loan scheme that was earlier provided […]

Seminar participants question ECB on new rules

The ECB’s seminar held on October 21, 2022 for aspirants of the NC elections in 2023 saw participants raising questions on the new rules. As the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) started its first major activity in preparation for the 2023 National Council (NC) elections with a seminar yesterday (October 21, 2022) at Thimphu, the […]

Still a long way to go for women in politics

The Election Commissions of Bhutan’s (ECB) seminar held yesterday (October 21, 2022) for aspiring National Council (NC) elections was a blow to multiple initiatives that have been undertaken by different agencies to increase the number of women participating in the elections. From more than 100 people at the seminar there were only five females. The […]

All eyes on the Property Tax Bill 2022

People say discussions on this Bill will show if Bhutan’s elected parliamentarians swing towards the national or personal interests One of Bills to be tabled in the forthcoming winter session of the Parliament is the Property Tax Bill 2022, which the finance minister Namgay Tshering has passionately taken up. While it was to be deliberated […]

Missing in action-qualified and experienced women?

The seminar conducted by the ECB for NC aspirants saw just five women aspirants who say women should come forward and participate in the elections. If the seminar held by the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) yesterday (October 21, 2022), here, is an indication of National Council (NC) aspirants for the elections next year, political […]

GoI releases Nu 2.79bn for development projects in Bhutan

The Government of India (GoI) released an amount of Nu 2.79bn in September this year for key development projects being implemented in the country. According to a press release from the Indian Embassy here, these bilateral projects are being executed in sectors such as road infrastructure, urban development, youth development, agriculture, industrial development, health infrastructure, and […]

Govt. to build pedestrian terminals at other check points

The pedestrian terminal at Phuentsholing cost around Nu 183mn and the other three integrated checkpoints will cost around Nu 600mn To address numerous issues in the border areas and to document and regulate the entry and exit of all foreigners and Bhutanese, the government is planning to build terminals like the one in Phuentsholing at […]

Bhutan to recommit its carbon neutral status at COP27

With the priorities of Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Bhutan will keep its commitment to remain carbon neutral during the upcoming 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) from 7-18 November 2022. The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.   The […]