Wednesday, January 27, 2021


Small business owners feel lockdown heat

Ap Karchung was looking forward to a busy December until he learned his garment business at the center of the town would be closed due to the second lockdown. “I had tears in my eyes,” he said. His first thought was, “Now what?” The holiday shopping season is normally one of his busiest times of […]

Businesses urged not to engage in unfair trade practices

Consumers are urged to use toll free number 1214 should unfair trade practices occur While shops and businesses have been allowed for operation in their respective zones amidst the second nationwide lockdown, the Office of the Consumer Protection (OCP) has urged the business entities in the country to strictly refrain from engaging in unfair trade […]


Tshering Cigay Dorji leads Thimphu TechPark, Bhutan’s first IT Park, and Bhutan Innovation & Technology Center, Bhutan’s first incubation center, as the Chief Executive Officer. He joined Thimphu TechPark in early 2012 to launch its operations after the construction was completed. Business Bhutan reporter Thukten Zangpo talks to him about coding for beginners.

What is coding and who all can learn it? The process of writing a computer program is called coding. All the mobile apps and computer applications we use are built using computer programs. Just like we build a house with bricks and construction materials, computer applications and mobile apps are built using computer programs. Take […]

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa candidate for the Chhoekhor-Tang constituency, Tenzin Norbu is the replacement for former Opposition leader Dr. Pema Gyamtsho after the latter resigned to join ICIMOD.

He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management and Tourism from the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich, Switzerland. He also has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Bangalore University, India. The 35-year-old in a question and answer session with Business Bhutan’s senior reporter Chencho Dema shares his views on […]


Bebena agricultural farming to resume in January

Agricultural farming in Bebena was initiated to make beneficiaries self-sufficient in agriculture produce and market them if there was surplus. However, the farmland currently has turned barren since the project started four to five months ago. As winter begins, the beneficiaries are preparing to plant winter vegetables but the land will be left barren for […]

Dungtsho being polluted by visitors

Flouting rules that limit religious gatherings, worshipers pour milk and throw money in the Tsho It is almost a four-hour uphill-walk from Phajoding monastery to reach Dungtsho. Dungtsho is around 3,000-4,000m above sea-level in the Phajoding Valley, which has a large concentration of small and large glaciers. It is approachable through two different routes – […]


His Majesty grants salary to members of women’s national football team

His Majesty The King granted as Royal Soelra a monthly salary of Nu 20,000 to each member of the women’s national football team beginning next month. The Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon, which conveyed the Royal Command to the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), stated the financial support granted to the women’s national team is envisioned […]

Guidelines for resuming sports released

Sports had been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at both national and international levels with cancellation of matches; however, with the easing of lockdown in the country, guidelines for resuming sports have been released. As per directives from the government, the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) has developed guidelines to resume sports in the country. According […]


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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Opposition commits support and solidarity to fight Covid-19

The Opposition Party maintained that it remains ever committed to support the government, task forces and all frontline workers to combat the spread of the virus despite another nationwide lockdown from December 23. “We are confident that with the blessings of our guardian deities, the leadership of His Majesty The King, the committed efforts of […]

Why did the votes go to Dawa?

The people of Chhoekhor -Tang Constituency, a DPT stronghold for the past three consecutive elections, have embraced a new candidate from the ruling party, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and rejected the Opposition party. This was unlike what happened in Pemagatshel when former PM Jigme Y. Thinley resigned. This affinity towards a new political party, in […]