Introducing Bhutan’s first female satellite engineer

Aiming for the stars His Majesty The King has been her role model since childhood. Twenty-five year old Yeshey Choden has high standards as is her occupation as Bhutan’s first female satellite engineer.  “I take inspiration and guidance from His Majesty’s speeches and His Majesty’s every day actions of care and concern for our country,” […]

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‘Above all, the most important thing is to complete the race’

Pelden Wangchuk, 20, from Drujaygang, Dagana stormed to victory in the 10th Tour of the Dragon winning the title of the son of the dragon this year. Business Bhutan reporter Kinley Yonten caught up with him for a question and answer session to find out the secrets to his tenacity and success. Tell us about […]

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‘BNB has grown from being a small entity to the second largest commercial bank in the country’

Bhutan National Bank’s  (BNB) outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Kipchu Tshering, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on his achievements during his tenure as the CEO and challenges in the banking sector. He started and ended his career in the financial sector. He started his career at RICBL in 1978 and served for 19 years. […]

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PART I ‘My primary responsibility was to ensure the independence, efficiency and effectiveness of the institution of judiciary’

In an interview with Business Bhutan’s Chencho Dema, Chief Justice of Bhutan, Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk, talks about his journey, the role he played in the judiciary, and other judicial issues. Q. What are your reflections on your term as Chief Justice? A humbling experience to be appointed as the Chief Justice and was very excited […]

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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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‘India is proud of the accomplishments of the Kingdom of Bhutan’

The new Ambassador of India to Bhutan, Ruchira Kamboj, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Thukten Zangpo about her appointment, the bilateral ties between Bhutan and India, priorities for Bhutan and India, Bhutan’s 12th Plan and democracy in Bhutan. Ambassador Kamboj is the first woman Ambassador of India to Bhutan. She joined the Indian Foreign Service […]

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‘Under cutting is illegal and defaulters if caught with evidence can be penalized’

The Director General of Tourism Council of Bhutan, Dorji Dhradhul, talks with Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on taking tourism to the top. Q. Personally how different do you find working in an organization like Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) from a Dzongkhag administrator before? A. Interestingly, so far I have not felt any difference […]

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’The government is open and willing to accommodate interventions’

The minister for information and communications, Karma Donnen Wangdi, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on the World Press Freedom day and the media in Bhutan. Q. Bhutan’s press freedom ranking has improved to 80 from 94 last year. What could be the possible reasons for the improvement? A. I am happy that Bhutan […]

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‘Mental health is ignored the world over, not just in Bhutan’

Dr. Chencho Dorji, Bhutan’s first psychiatrist and recipient of the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship award talks to Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Chencho Dema on the country’s mental health landscape and issues plaguing the happy country. He is currently a professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Post-Graduate Medicine, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan. […]

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In-conversation with the Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission

The Chairperson of the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), Dasho Karma Tshiteem, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar up on the successful completion of five-year term as the second commissioner and his achievements and challenges. Q. Upon the end of a successful term as the second commissioner, what are the most satisfying memories that […]

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