Boulder export from Gelephu comes to a halt

It has been more than a fortnight since boulder exporters have halted their consignments to Bangladesh. The halt according to the exporters are due to harassment the transporters face from the locals and an official order from District Commissioner of Meghalaya government in India citing weigh bridge issues. The vehicles are parked without load and […]

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Commuting the road along Amochhu turns nightmare

Driving along the right bank of Amochhu has become a nightmare for the people due to deteriorating road conditions. The road which is filled with potholes and water has also affected business communities along the stretch. Around three kilometers of road from Youth Development Fund’s building till Bangey within Thromde has been in horrendous condition […]

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Narphoong without drinking water for the past two years

The road widening works at Samdrup Jongkhar-Trashigang highway has left Narphoong chiwog in Gomdar gewog without drinking water supply. The road widening works along the stretch has not only affected the commuters but it has also damaged the water sources causing water shortage in the gewog. Villagers say road widening work has damaged water pipes […]

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REDCL turns first CSI bank in the country

Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) has issued in-principle approval for Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) to be the first CSI bank to operate in the country. The approval was issued during the Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) 2019 summit which was held last week for three days at Royal Thimphu College. Minister for […]

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REC to change history text books for classes VII-XII

Prompted by the fact that Bhutan History textbooks for classes VII to XII are riddled with grammatical and factual errors plus redundancy, and have not been revised for the past two decades, a major curriculum reform is in the offing. To resolve the issue, a team from the Royal Education Council (REC) is working ona […]

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‘The age of social media is also the age of fake news and disinformation’

The Executive Director of Bhutan Media Foundation (BMF), Needrup Zangpo, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Chencho Dema on the current Bhutanese media scenario and what can be done to help and support especially the private media, and measures to retain journalists in the profession. 1. Can you tell us about the current state of media […]

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Health tips for the rainy season – Sandhya Gugnani

No sooner the monsoon arrives we start fearing about the risk of catching on various diseases like cold and flu, dengue, malaria typhoid etc. Many of these diseases remain undiagnosed until they reach the complication level. So let’s talk about how to prevent and take necessary precautions: Top of the list is to have a […]

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First FDI in health sector inaugurated

The first Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)in health sector, Apollo Bhutan Institute of Nursing (ABIN) in Kabesa, Thimphu was inaugurated on July 18. The institute will provide diploma in general nursing and midwifery for three years and will start operations from August this year. “The institute will provide 100% employment in Apollo hospitals in India and […]

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