Phuentsholing – from a small border town to a business hub

The Thrompon says that Phuentsholing one day will be the next Singapore Though not to perfection, but the border town of Phuentsholing has witnessed and undergone drastic development as compared to a decade or two. It’s likely to be a new town for those who haven’t been to Phuentsholing for long. Concrete buildings across the […]

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Gold Cup kicks off Monday in Phuentsholing

Twelve teams – six from Bhutan, four from India and two from Nepal – will be playing in the prestigious and much-awaited Jigme Dorji Wangchuck memorial Gold Cup at the Phuentsholing Sports Association (PSA) ground from Monday. This football championship was first started in 1987 as an annual event and saw teams from Nepal and […]

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No grounds to reinvestigate BEO case: ACC

Based on the investigation findings, the ACC has forwarded the criminal charges to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has declined to reinvestigate the case on ‘Learn and Earn’ program in Japan. The ACC Commissioner, Jamtsho, told Business Bhutan that the ACC does not see any ground for reinvestigation on […]

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RTA’s winter weaving program trains 41 school going girls

Around 41 school going young girls aged 9 – 19 will be completing their winter weaving course at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu on Monday. The weaving course started on December 19 last year and comprises students who had decided to spend their winter vacation fruitfully. As a beginner, students were taught to […]

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Opposition warns unemployment will worsen under this government

The Opposition party has warned that unemployment problem in the country will only become worse during this government’s term. Speaking at the Opposition’s Press Conference on Thursday, Member of Parliament (MP) from Pangbang, Dorji Wangdi, said that the biggest problem in the country is unemployment and that it is going to aggregate and become worse. […]

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NEC, industries agree on collection of GHG emission

National Environment Commission (NEC) and the industries in Phuentsholing have now agreed to have a simplified method of collecting data on Green House Gas (GHG) emission from the latter last week. NEC consulted the industries last week to come up with a good system on data and information collection as mandated for NEC. The data […]

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Govt. to upgrade REDCL to CSI bank

The government plans to upgrade Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Limited (REDCL) to Cottage and Small Industry (CSI) bank. Finance Minister Namgay Tshering said this during the Question Hour session at the Parliament yesterday while responding to Member of Parliament (MP) from Nanong Shumar, Pemagatshel, Lungten Namgyel. MP Lungten Namgyel questioned if the government would continue […]

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