Bhutan - Business Bhutan
Saturday - 8th December, 2018
Businesses in Samdrup Jongkhar town come to a halt
While handing over his hotel to the new owner, Budhi Man Tamang had only one thought in his mind - w...
Saturday - 1st December, 2018
KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018
The five-day Korean Film Festival 2018 begins today with the screening of the movie “A TAXI DRIVER...
Saturday - 24th November, 2018
the fermented gold of Merak
With recent development activities touching the remote highlands of the country, Merak gewog in Tras...
Saturday - 17th November, 2018
International tourist arrivals earn US$ 48.7mn till September this year
Tshering from Thimphu The tourism industry in the country earned around US$ 48.7mn...
Saturday - 10th November, 2018
The Cabinet takes charge
Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen, 63, Monggar constituency from...
Saturday - 3rd November, 2018
Potatoes worth Nu 25.4mn auctioned during January-June 2018
The total volume of potatoes that was auctioned from January to June this year saw a whopping increa...
Saturday - 27th October, 2018
Dr Lotay Tshering
In the wake of concern expressed by certain political observers that the cabinet of the new elected ...
Saturday - 20th October, 2018
DNT president Lotay Tshering
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) won the third parliamentary elections on Thursday securing 30 seats from ...
Saturday - 13th October, 2018
84,829 voters vote in facilitation booths for general round of elections
A total of 84,829 voters have voted through the postal ballot facilitation booths that were set up a...
Saturday - 6th October, 2018
DNT affirms that doing away with Class X cut off point is doable; meets with criticism
Responding to Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT)’s statement that their pledges of doing away with class ...
Saturday - 29th September, 2018
DPT begins campaign to woo south
As we gear up for the general round of the third parliamentary elections, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT)...
Saturday - 8th September, 2018
Dasho Dr Sonam Kinga counter-charges DPT
Dasho Dr. Sonam Kinga submitted his counter-charges against complaint lodged by Druk Phuensum Tshogp...
Saturday - 1st September, 2018
Parties affirm all constituencies important for primary round
If the primary round of election is all about numbers, then large constituencies with more number of...
Saturday - 25th August, 2018
Parties outline their top three pledges
Headline-grabbing pledges in their party manifestos are what the four political parties, the Bhutan ...
Saturday - 18th August, 2018
The four prime ministerial choices
The presidents of the four political parties unquestionably have all the qualities that are expected...
Saturday - 11th August, 2018
Will crowds at party convention translate to votes?
All political parties lately have been bragging about the deluge of crowds that have been pouring in...
Saturday - 4th August, 2018
Politics versus women
When Karma Lhamo, then 27, decided to join politics back in 2008, it was a decision she believes was...
Saturday - 21st July, 2018
DNT elucidates to widen sense of ‘Narrowing the Gap’
Describing that it was time for the party to elaborate on its slogan by putting it into proper conte...
Saturday - 14th July, 2018
The much-awaited Amochhu bridge,
a vital component of the Phuentsholing-Samtse Highway, will be open to traffic after its inauguratio...
Saturday - 7th July, 2018
Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay
met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi yesterday morning and held wide range of bilate...
Saturday - 30th June, 2018
47 candidates in the primary round, mandatory?
Do political parties really need to have 47 candidates to contest for the primary round of elections...
Saturday - 23rd June, 2018
Observers applaud PDP’s candidate-replacement tactic
Will the group of new candidates ensure a similar feat for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in ...
Saturday - 9th June, 2018
Tala Hydropower Plant to liquidate its debt this year
Tala Hydropower Plant in Chhukha will liquidate its hydropower debt by this December. The 1...
Saturday - 2nd June, 2018
DNT is not about individuals – DNT president
The Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has finally put an end to speculation on the party’s composition by...
Saturday - 26th May, 2018
Hydropower debt increases three-fold
The country’s hydropower project debt has increased to Nu 132.9bn in the 12th Plan. In the 10th Pl...
Saturday - 19th May, 2018
More than dozen serving MPs to be replaced
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) introduced seven new candidates as the party’s front-runners...
Saturday - 12th May, 2018
No qualms about candidates, say political parties
Political parties maintained that they have no problem in fielding candidates to represent their par...
Saturday - 5th May, 2018
NC representatives quash tales of joining other political parties
Rumors are rife that the six National Council representatives who did not recontest in the NC electi...
Saturday - 28th April, 2018
Political candidates swapping parties in full swing
As we gear up for the third parliamentary elections, it’s not just political parties that are head...
Saturday - 21st April, 2018
2 0 council representatives elected
Twenty council representatives from across the 20 districts were elected for a five-year-term in the...
Saturday - 14th April, 2018
Political parties aver govt. of influencing civil servants to join PDP
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will be roping in nine senior civil servants for the upcoming elec...
Saturday - 7th April, 2018
Dry & barren
There was a time when Bumtap Memey, now 70, residing in Kanglung, Trashigang used to cultivate bount...
Saturday - 31st March, 2018
Opposition describes Rigney College closure as fiasco of ill-conceived plan
The opposition party has called the closure of the College of Rigney in Trashiyangtse that was opera...
Saturday - 24th March, 2018
Bank of Bhutan, as part of its Golden Jubilee celebration, supported the installation of five number of Sachu Bumter (a treasure vase of fertile earth).
The support was made to complement Jigten Wangchuk Tshogpa’s overall initiative of installing a to...
Saturday - 17th March, 2018
130 NC candidates selected
A total of 130 National Council (NC) candidates have been selected from the Dhamgnoi zomdu held acro...
Saturday - 10th March, 2018
Row over security arrangements at PM’s residence continues
While Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay maintained that the entire expenses of the security arran...
Saturday - 3rd March, 2018
Prime Minister and other cabinet ministers
interact with local journalists during the meet-the-press session yesterday afternoon....
Saturday - 17th February, 2018
No acts of corruption – PM
The government has invited the opposition party to take them to court or to ask the AntiCorruption C...
Saturday - 3rd February, 2018
Nine women candidates to contest NC elections
Only nine women candidates have registered with the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) for the upco...
Saturday - 27th January, 2018
Govt. asks ACC probe in fiscal incentive case
The government has asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for probe in a conflict-ofinterest cas...
Saturday - 20th January, 2018
CEO, ED of RICBL relieved from service
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director (ED) of the Royal Insurance Corporation of ...
Saturday - 13th January, 2018
Defendants involved in De-Suung embezzlement case appeal to High Court
40 people, who were involved in embezzlement case in relation to De-Suung Training Programmes conduc...
Saturday - 6th January, 2018
Opposition submits report against PDP coordinators in Tsirang to ACC
The Opposition Leader submitted a report to the Chairperson of AntiCorruption Commission (ACC) yeste...
Saturday - 30th December, 2017
HIV, a potential serious threat to the population
HIV and AIDS is increasingly becoming more of a social issue rather than a disease specific issue wi...
Saturday - 23rd December, 2017
Students sign petition asking BCSEA for bonus marks
While the Bhutan Council for School Examinations and Assessment (BCSEA) is resolute in their decisio...
Saturday - 9th December, 2017
Youngest council aspirant from T/Yangtse confident of initiating reforms
he was into contract business for eight years. Since his childhood, he was always intereste...
Saturday - 2nd December, 2017
Tour operators welcome royalty waiver
Many tour and travel operators in the country feel that the waiving off of Sustainable Development F...
Saturday - 18th November, 2017
PM urges people to visit local pilgrimage sites
Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay yesterday maintained that Bhutanese people must be encouraged t...
Saturday - 11th November, 2017
Third NC elections to cost Nu 250mn
The Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) has allocated a total estimated budget of Nu 250mn for the N...
Saturday - 4th November, 2017
Health Council warns against local healers
The Bhutan Medical and Health Council (BMHC) has notified the general public to seek professional me...
Saturday - 21st October, 2017
Power tariff revision benefits industries
The power tariff revision in January this year has benefited High Voltage (HV) consumers, especially...
Saturday - 14th October, 2017
BBIN issue was politicized heavily - PM
Going by the recent Indian media reports, India is trying to make a fresh pitch for BBIN (Bhutan, Ba...
Saturday - 30th September, 2017
Industries lock horns over infrastructure damage
In Pasakha, Bhutan Bitumen Industries Private Limited (BBIPL) has filed a case against Saint Gobain ...
Saturday - 23rd September, 2017
Access to finance, market and skilled labor; bottlenecks to investment climate
Access to finance, market and skilled workforce are the major factors affecting the investment clima...
Saturday - 16th September, 2017
Saturday - 9th September, 2017
Local cement quality fails to meet hydropower project standards
Currently, Punatsangchhu Hydropower Authority I & II have slashed their cement requirement t...
Saturday - 26th August, 2017
Opposition accuses govt. of vested interest in JDWNRH corporatization
The opposition party, Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT), has accused the government of having vested inter...
Saturday - 19th August, 2017
PHPA-I awaits second-party opinion on sliding right bank
The Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authority-I (PHPA-I) is waiting for a proposal to shave the ...
Saturday - 12th August, 2017
Post-GST implications on economy revealed
The Royal Government of Bhutan will have to forego revenue of Nu 14bn: Nu 12bn as excise duty fund a...
Saturday - 5th August, 2017
DPT to contest in elections 2018
Rumors were rife that Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) might not be able to contest in the upcoming elect...
Saturday - 29th July, 2017
Amochhu business community in quandary over relocation
Amochhu Land Development and Township Project (ALDTP) is supposed to kick-start soon this year follo...
Saturday - 15th July, 2017
Exports from Pasakha industries come to a halt after GST
After the Goods and Services Tax (GST) became effective in India on July 8, industries in Pasakha ne...
Saturday - 8th July, 2017
RICBL top bosses suspended
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Executive Director (ED) of Royal Insurance Corporation of ...
Saturday - 1st July, 2017
India introduces GST today, Bhutan watches closely
Bhutan would be an eager spectator as India wakes up today to a new reality. From today, the much to...
Saturday - 24th June, 2017
His Majesty The King granted Dhar to two Drangpons and Dzongdags, and a Gup, at the Tashichhodzong today.
L-R: Drangchu Gup Pemba, Sarpang Dzongda Karma Galay, Drangpon Kuenley Tshering, Drangpon Norbu Tshe...
Saturday - 17th June, 2017
Row over electoral law
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) has accused Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) of not following due procedure o...
Saturday - 3rd June, 2017
A Champion of Causes
As Bhutan stands poised to celebrate Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck’s 27th birth...
Saturday - 27th May, 2017
Dasho Neten Zangmo
Even as the former Chairperson of AntiCorruption Commission (ACC), Dasho Neten Zangmo, officially de...
Saturday - 20th May, 2017
Education minister dares political parties on central schools
Education Minister Norbu Wangchuk speaking on the merits of the central school system challenged pol...
Saturday - 13th May, 2017
Pay revision could motivate more to contest LG posts
The proposal on pay revision for Local Government (LG) has come at a time when the Election Commissi...
Saturday - 6th May, 2017
Counter value for demonetized Indian Rupee notes to be released
The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) will lift the restriction on the withdrawal of Ngultrum counter v...
Saturday - 29th April, 2017
Can Buddhist university graduates join politics?
Incidences where religious personalities or monks have laid aside their ordination to join politics ...
Saturday - 22nd April, 2017
Bhutan and Bangladesh to close trade deficit
Following a three-day visit by Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to Bhutan this week, Bhuta...
Saturday - 15th April, 2017
Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay
launched the rural development and climate change response program along with Head of Cooperation, E...
Saturday - 8th April, 2017
Tax holidays across economic sectors to boost growth
The government this week came out with the muchawaited Fiscal Incentives 2016 to strengthen the econ...
Saturday - 1st April, 2017
Rush for Gasa
Political parties gearing up for the 2018 elections are making sure that they do not suffer the fate...
Saturday - 25th March, 2017
PIT collection drops by Nu 506mn
The Department of Revenue and Customs (DRC) collected around Nu 0.978bn in Personal Income Tax (PIT)...
Saturday - 18th March, 2017
Gearing up for 2018
The initial preparations for the third Parliamentary elections in 2018, although at an informal leve...
Saturday - 4th March, 2017
Monetary and matrimonial cases top registered cases in courts
Monetary cases were the highest number of cases heard by courts in the country followed by matrimoni...
Saturday - 18th February, 2017
Happy Birthday Your Majesty
The next issue of Business Bhutan will be published on 4th March 2017...
Saturday - 11th February, 2017
Public Service Broadcaster status for BBS, a long shot
The possibility of Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) becoming a public service broadcaster (PSB) wit...
Saturday - 28th January, 2017
Foreign Minister Under ACC Scanner
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has initiated an investigation into Foreign Affairs Minister Da...
Saturday - 21st January, 2017
Unmasking the Lhatshog Masks
The extensive use Lhatshog Zhebab (masks) as a reason for the controversial ban of Dzongsar...
Saturday - 7th January, 2017
Economic Development Policy 2017 to be launched
The Economic Development Policy 2017 will be launched in January end, according to a press release f...
Saturday - 31st December, 2016
Saturday - 24th December, 2016
Government increases power tariff from new year
The government has a somber New Year gift for the nation as the revised and higher electricity tarif...
Saturday - 17th December, 2016
WANGCHUCK DYNASTY THE NATION'S SOUL
Bhutanese Monarchy spanning across more than a century is an institution that has not only steered t...
Saturday - 3rd December, 2016
Fresh Rupee stock to arrive next week, hopefully
The central bank, Royal Monetary Authority (RMA), is expecting to receive the fresh stock of new Ind...
Saturday - 26th November, 2016
Indian Rupee stock at critical level
The central bank’s Indian Rupee Currency (INR) stock could be depleted within a day or two, with t...
Saturday - 19th November, 2016
While the National Council this week rejected Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle ...
Saturday - 12th November, 2016
A month to exchange INR 500 and 1000 notes
The ripple effects of Indian government’s recent demonetization of INR 500 and INR 1000 currency n...
Saturday - 5th November, 2016
PDP wins North Thimphu in a landslide victory
In what was a predictable race, the ruling party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), further consoli...
Saturday - 29th October, 2016
Bad roads cost tour operators
Several tour operators were forced to charter domestic flights to and fro from Bumthang due to frequ...
Saturday - 22nd October, 2016
His Majesty graces Royal Highland Festival in Laya
20 October, 2016: His Majesty The King began a 6-day trek to Lunana from Laya, in Gasa Dzongkhag, fo...
Saturday - 8th October, 2016
Saturday - 1st October, 2016
Bhutan did not boycott the 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit whic...
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