Water woes at NHDCL colony in Toribari come to an end

The absence of drinking water problem at the housing colony of the National Housing Development Corporation Limited (NHDCL) in Toribari, which has been going on for more than a month now, has been finally solved. The Phuentsholing Thromde has replaced the water pump which was installed in Pekarzhing reservoir tank this week which supplies water […]

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Internet connectivity betters lives of Layaps

A life in isolation of the Lapays without phone and internet connection has changed today with the advent of internet connectivity. Many say they find their lives much easier compared to 10 years ago. The b-mobile network of Bhutan Telecom was connected to Laya in 2010. However, the 3G service connection was introduced only in […]

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Mobile app to be launched for hassle-free driving

If the traffic cops are out checking for your driving license which you forgot at home, don’t worry, starting December you will be able to download mRSTA, a mobile app from Google play store and check for your license online. Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) will launch the mobile app, which is convenient for […]

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Laya reaps huge benefits from tourism

The Royal Highland Festival (RHF) has benefited highlander communities especially the Laya community immensely. During the festival, the Layaps makes huge income through homestays, porter-pony services and selling yak products. In a year, every household earns an average of Nu 50,000 to Nu 80, 0000 from home stay services. The festival attracts not only international […]

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Mini-carnival underway to help senior citizens and the homeless

 A mini-carnival underway in Phuentsholing by the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) has attracted hundreds of visitors including people from across the border. The fest aims to help underprivileged senior citizens across the country, recovering drug addicts and homeless people. There are 32 stalls which have dart games in majority. There are also stalls […]

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Buckwheat makes a comeback in Bumthang

With wildlife damaging potatoes and other crops, buckwheat is suddenly gaining popularity among the elite consumers in Bumthang. Buckwheat comprises a traditional staple diet for the Bumthaps, which in recent decades had lost out to commercial cultivation of potato. This year, most of the farmers had replaced potatoes for buckwheat as their main cash crop. […]

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Haa and Gasa need to develop tourism products and infrastructure

Dzongkhag business representatives of Bhutan Chamber for Commerce and Industry (BCCI) of Haa and Gasa raised the issue on need to develop tourism infrastructures and products for the promotion of tourists at the dzongkhags. The issue was raised during the two-day annual general meeting of BCCI September 6 and 7. Haa dzongkhag business representative Rinchen […]

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