As the reckoning draws

We have less than three weeks to go before the general polls. The decision will be the reckoning. People have a great responsibility on their hands. To select the government of the day. And decide the course of democracy in the country. It is not only our duty to exercise our franchise but our moral […]

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Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross to hit Bhutanese market

After the successful launch of D-MAX utility pick-up truck, Bhutan Isuzu Motors launched updated luxury pick-up truck V-Cross at the clock tower in Thimphu on Thursday. A Bhutan Isuzu Motors official said after the successful sale of D-MAX utility pick-up truck and positive feedback from customers, the dealer was encouraged to launch the updated version […]

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Bhutanese exporters cry foul over illicit practices in cardamom trade

Cardamom exporters in Phuentsholing are crying foul over declining cardamom prices. Owing to certain illicit practices across the border, traders are at the losing end while determining the cardamom prices. With the influence of Indian traders, the Bhutanese exporters have been facing challenges, unable to export their product. Bhutanese cardamom unlike cardamom of northern India […]

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Social media turns political battleground

As the general round of the parliamentary elections approaches, social media has become a hotspot for all sorts of political debates including mudslinging and defamatory comments. Whether it is Twitter, Facebook or Wechat, it seems the elections have turned the nation’s focus on parties and underlying issues which are most often blatantly discussed on these […]

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The hardworking chaat vendor of Kanglung

At five in the evening, Kanglung wears a cold deserted look. Devi Charan bustles around like a bee as he arranges containers displaying his products – chaat and pani-puri and bottles of mineral water in his alto car near Sherubtse college gate in Kanglung. Devi Charan, 48, well known as Bangtar works at the Renewal […]

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Potato price soars, farmers happy

Farmers this year are content with the potato prices which have soared overtime. The price reached up to Nu 35/kg at the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited’s (FCB) Phuentsholing auction yard this week. Of different potato varieties categorized into small, medium and large, the auction price ranged from Nu 9.80 to Nu 34.30. The farmers […]

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