Pemagatshel dzong construction to complete by June next year

With 85 % of the physical work completed and a newly designed map for the tower and dratshang approved, project officials are confident that the new Pemagatshel dzong in Denchi will be completed by June 2020. Initially the deadline of the dzong construction was 2018, but later the deadline was revised until June 2020 due […]

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RCSC refutes civil servants facing stress due to different spouse posting

The hospital receives cases of civil servants who are affected due to stress related problems caused by separation from spouses, lack of important family support and also requests for posting of spouses in the same place not being honored and at times leading to divorces, alcoholism and drug abuse, according to a Facebook post by […]

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‘We need to tighten our keras (belt) and stand our ground when intimidated, especially when we are right’

The newly appointed Executive Director of Journalists’ Association of Bhutan (JAB), Namgay Zam, talks to Business Bhutan’s Senior Reporter Chencho Dema on joining JAB, challenges faced by the journalists in the country, media professionalism and professional standards, and the roles of journalists. Congratulations on your appointment as the Executive Director of Journalists’ Association of Bhutan […]

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Why are millennials and teenagers now picking up trash

Over 2,100 volunteers collected 3,997 sacks of trashes in the mega #trashtag challenge in Bhutan from 12 different dzongkhags  The #TrashTag Challenge is currently going viral among the Bhutanese teenagers and millennials on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  The #trashtag challenge requires people to pick a place full of trash, clean up the […]

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Local noodle manufacturers lose out to imported products

The country’s first instant noodle manufacturer, KP Noodle, has been shut for over five months now Local noodles and chips manufacturers are struggling to remain afloat amid stiff competition from imported products that have flooded the market. The domestic market is in fact saturated with imported instant noodles and chips from India, Thailand, Korea and […]

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Vehicle ownership transfer not seriously implemented, RSTA loses huge amount in fees

A Prado of 2016 model would costs around Nu 4.8m and the tax for ownership transfer would be around Nu 48,000 The Road Safety and Transport Authority (RSTA) is finding it increasingly challenging to track down the transfer of vehicle ownership while selling and buying of vehicles. It is in fact the main issue for […]

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Residents gearing up to build three-storied structures in new Denchi town

Residents of Pemagatshel are busy preparing drawings and getting their designs through after the government approved them to construct higher than two-storied buildings in new Denchi town. The requisition was submitted to the government by the residents after the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) declared that residents can construct only double-storied buildings.  The […]

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Think about it: What makes a good life? – Rajiv Vij

A great career, financial success, a nice family, loads of friends, an active social life and exciting holidays make a good life, right? Think again. Often, I have admired the cheerfulness and tranquility of many of the security guards, cleaners and gardeners at our building. They arrive at work earlier than required, are always very […]

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