Youngest council aspirant from Paro inspired by former US President, Barack Obama

Twenty-eight year old Jangchub Dorji who runs a successful family mushroom growing business in his own hometown is the youngest National Council (NC) aspirant from Paro. From Gatana village under Luni gewog, Paro, Jangchub Dorji completed his Bachelors in English in Environmental from Royal Thimphu College. After completing his studies, he went back to his […]

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Chharo app to facilitate cashless transactions

In line with the national goal to encourage a cashless economy and promote financial inclusion, Bank of Bhutan (BoB) launched mobile e-wallet “Chharo” yesterday. Chharo is the first e-wallet to be introduced in the country.  It is an e-wallet application available for free download on both Android and iOS platform allowing anyone including tourists and […]

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A civil engineer among NC aspirants from Samtse

Resolute in his belief that he can bring positive developments in his community, a 28-year-old civil engineer is one of the aspiring candidates who would be contesting in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections from Samtse this year. Ugyen Lama, who worked as a project engineer with M.T.K Construction Private Limited in Wangduephodrang from 2015 […]

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51 annual performance agreement targets achieved

Of the total 378 activities that the 10 ministries set at the beginning of the Financial Year 2017-18, 51 have already been achieved. The Prime Minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, applauded the ambition of the ministries during the mid-year review of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) on Wednesday. Some of the initiatives achieved include establishment of […]

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Face to Face with Passang Dorji

Business Bhutan reporter Chencho Dema caught up with Passang Dorji, a former journalist and PhD scholar, to talk about his venture into politics. Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) declared Passang as its candidate for Bartsham-Shongphu Constituency, Trashigang, for the 2018 National Assembly elections, last Tuesday. 1.Tell us a bit about yourself Answer: I am Passang Dorji […]

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Bloggers are not journalists – Nawang Phuntsho

To say bloggers are not journalists is to say oranges are not carrots. Bloggers are not journalists. That’s true. But can bloggers become journalists? Maybe. Can journalists be bloggers? Yes. In fact, it would be only proper and appropriate for journalists to blog their opinions as opposed to being ‘politically’ correct all the time. So […]

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