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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RTA conducts weaving program for school girls

School girls from seven dzongkhags across the country took part in a month-long weaving skills program conducted by the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu from July 1. The girls who attended the program were from Thimphu, Paro, Wangduephodrang, Sarpang, Gelephu, Trashiyangste and Zhamgang. They were aged between 9 and 20 and learnt basic weaving […]

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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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Shazops in Trashiyangtse face raw material shortage

The craft of making wooden bowls like Dhapa and Dza, called Shazo, is booming today in Trashiyangtse unlike other traditional crafts. Trashiyangtse is not just known for being the winter home to the endangered black-necked cranes and the popular Choeten Kora, but it is also well known for its traditional wooden bowl, dhapa. Shazops say […]

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Karuna shelter: A home for ill, injured and abandoned dogs

An overwhelming smell of urine and scabbed dogs greet you as you enter the iron gate of the Karuna shelter, home for dogs located near the landfill site at Saa-Tshalu, some 3km from Trashigang town. The dogs seem friendly, at least friendlier than the stray dogs that prowl the streets. But most of them are […]

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