Dental patients exasperated over late services

Some patients have been waiting for their treatment to begin for almost a year, but they have been told that their turn will come after seven or eight years Karma Lhamo, a resident of Thimphu, consulted an orthodontist earlier this year and the latter advised her to get braces. Accordingly, her case was registered. However, […]

Three more dzongkhags and 26 additional gewogs receive ODF certification

Meanwhile, the theme for this year’s WTD is “Valuing Toilets” With eight dzongkhags and 129 gewogs in the country achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) status, Bhutan has achieved 62% in terms of improved sanitation and ODF status. Coinciding with the observation of the World Toilet Day (WTD) 2021, three more dzongkhags and 26 additional gewogs […]

All women vying for Gup’s office through the Dhamngoi Zomdu in T/gang

The third Local Government Elections will be held on December 22 All three women candidates in Trashigang, who are contesting for the post of Gup in the upcoming Local Government Elections from their respective chiwogs, have made through the Dhamngoi Zomdu (the selection of candidate). The three women are candidates from the gewogs of Shongphu, […]

Labor shortage delays construction works in P/ling

The construction sector has been one of the most hit by the pandemic The lack of skilled laborers has delayed many construction works and projects in the border town of Phuentsholing. Many construction deadlines have come and gone for many contractors due to the lack of skilled workers. While Phuentsholing has come a long way […]

Five money bills to be discussed in winter parliament session

Five money bills will be tabled for discussion during the upcoming winter parliament session  The session will deliberate on the Fiscal Incentives Bill 2021, Audited Annual Financial Statement for Financial Year 2020-21, Harmonized System Amendment Bill, which includes the Custom Duty (Amendment) Bill 2021, Tax (Amendment) Bill 2021, and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) […]

Tennis players from P/ling schools stranded due to the pandemic

Under-12 tennis players from Phuentsholing were unable to compete in Thimphu this year Young tennis enthusiasts from Phuentsholing Thromde were unable to participate in any of the tournaments held in Thimphu this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. These competitions are extremely crucial for the players who are selected in the national team based […]

Demand for EVs likely to increase by 2030

India’s market for EVs for commercial use is expected to grow to $15-20bn in the next five years The demand for Electric Vehicles (EVs) for commercial use (as a taxi) is estimated to increase by 2030 as demand surges because of the rise in fuel prices, according to officials who are working on the EVs […]

Foreign workers’ conundrums for construction sector

The construction sector says that the labor scarcity is due to the lack of quarantine facilities The limited quarantine facilities in the border towns is causing labor shortage for contractors and those into private constructions, divulged the Executive Director of the Construction Association of Bhutan (CAB), Tshering Yonten. According to the CAB, the construction of […]

More than a mere problem

Traffic congestion in Thimphu is nothing new. It has been there for quite some years now and even continues today. We see the problem getting only worse year after year as more vehicles find their way into the country. As of September this year, there were around 116,926 vehicles registered with the Road Safety and […]

Finance Minister refutes PDP’s allegation

Nu 19mn from the GRF has not been diverted to be used for my gain, says the minister After the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) issued a press release on Thursday highlighting the misuse of the General Reserve Fund (GRF) by the Finance Minister, Lyonpo Namgay Tshering, in a press briefing yesterday afternoon, refuted the allegation […]