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P/ling voters expect farm roads, agro revival and development of extended Thromdes

For the voters of one of the biggest constituencies, Phuentsholing, recent development activities have left them dissatisfied. Phuentsholing constituency, which is comprised of a Thromde and six gewogs, has 10,737 registered voters. Maintenance and up-gradation of farm roads and hospitals, irrigation channels and revival of agriculture in the constituency are top

DPT president refutes claim on privatizing hydropower projects

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) president Pema Gyamtsho has refuted allegation of privatizing hydropower projects in the country. During his tour in Chhukha and Samtse last week, Pema Gyamtsho said privatizing hydropower projects is nowhere mentioned in their party’s manifesto. He explained that the party has promised to promote private sectors’ participation, but

Bhutanese organic essential oil hits the market

Kingdom Essences began with the motive to support the Nubi Menjong Nyamley Tshogdey (NMNT) in rural Trongsa comprising about 150 households by helping with income generation through value addition of local produce. Kingdom Essences (K.Essences) are tiny bottles of natural local made-in-Bhutan essential oils. The products include caraway essential oil which

DNT affirms that doing away with Class X cut off point is doable; meets with criticism

Responding to Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT)’s statement that their pledges of doing away with class X cut off point and introducing breast feeding allowance to rural women are not doable, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) said these pledges are unconventional but feasible. “So is making WiFi available for free,” said DNT president

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