Punakha farmers to try growing onion again

They did twice in the past, but it didn’t work because of market Phurpa Lhamo | Punakha Farmers in north Punakha are well aware of the...

Lyonchhen to address UNGA on September 25

Staff Reporter  Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, themed “The future we want, the United...

DPT reveals Chhoekhor-Tang candidate for bye-election

Yeshey Lhadon  Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) yesterday declared a 35-year-old businessman, Tenzin Norbu as its Chhoekhor-Tang candidate for the parliamentary constituency bye-election. Tenzin Norbu, a businessman...

After the holidays

The festive season is here. We start with the sacred Thimphu Dromchoe today. Then comes the Blessed Rainy Day, celebrated across the country. Looking...

Meat shops see more customers

Chhimi Dema The meat shops above Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM) saw a huge crowd rushing for meat yesterday evening. Except for one meat shop in the...

Revitalising the ailing agriculture sector

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests’ (MoFA) Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) has been one of the priority sectors. It employs over 2,800 civil servants—policymakers,...

Chencho Dorji to lead Sudeva FC in I-League as head coach

Thinley Namgay Sudeva FC will participate in the upcoming Hero I-League for the first time in Kolkata later this year in November. Chencho Dorji, 38-year-old...

19 families lose maize to windstorm

Kelzang Wangchuk | Samdrupjongkhar A windstorm destroyed more than four acres of maize belonging to 19 households at Durungri in Dungmaed gewog, Pemagatshel at around...

Youth register for work at MDP despite Covid-19 cases

Yangchen C Rinzin There is no dearth of loaders at the Mini Dry Port (MDP) in Phuentsholing, despite the detection of Covid-19 positive cases in...

NLC has begun naming Thimphu streets for seamless service delivery

Jigme Wangchuk Thimphu is perhaps the only capital city in the world—in the 21st century—that does not have traffic lights. There is no need for...

Govt. to extend fiscal incentives based on evidence: FM

Gaedu College of Business Studies is carrying out impact analysis of past fiscal incentives MB Subba   The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is working on a...

Tashi Air redeploys its employees

Phub Dem | Paro After struggling for months, the airline industry around the globe is laying thousands of employees in the wake of the novel...

Going abroad to work

Sometime in December 2019, Choden heard stories of Bhutanese leaving for the Middle East and earning good income. She has also seen her neighbours receive...

Samdrupjongkhar lifts lockdown

Unlocking phases initiated since yesterday     Kelzang Wangchuk  | Samdrupjongkhar After about 41 days, Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag began the unlocking activities of the dzongkhag in a phase-wise manner starting yesterday. The...

Paro FC routed twice on home ground

Thimphu City FC 4-3 Paro FC Thinley Namgay Thimphu City FC (TCFC) humbled Paro FC (PFC) with 4-3 win at the ongoing 2020 BoB Bhutan Premier...

Dagana aims to produce over 270MT of tomato and onion

Chimi Dema | Dagana As a part of economy contingency plan (ECP) programmes in the dzongkhag and also to meet the domestic demand of onion...

132 women evacuees safely home

Yangchen C Rinzin   A relief flight yesterday brought home 132 Bhutanese women evacuated from Iraq upon the command of His Majesty The King. According to a...

A national cultural heritage fades into disrepair

The iron links are stolen to be made into amulets, rings and phurpas. Phub Dem | Paro The only iron chain bridge in the country, a...

Govt. is not broke: PM

Says Covid-19 response expenditure would be met Yangchen C Rinzin The government has spent Nu 2.9 billion (B) in the Covid-19 pandemic response since March. The...

Preparing for another lockdown

Life is returning to normal. At least this is what we feel when we look around. Businesses are opening, so are the markets. Offices...

Whose accountability- A class action suit?

The unfortunate accident of two de-suups this week could have been avoided to a large extent if public authorities performed their duty of ensuring...

Need for systemic coordination for smooth vegetable delivery  

Choki Wangmo As soon as the government announced the nationwide lockdown last month, the first thing people did was check their kitchens for essential items...

Small-time shopkeepers see a long way to recovery

Rajesh Rai  | Phuentsholing The local economy in Phuentsholing is expected to gradually heal from the shock it suffered during the lockdown but the small-time...

Covid-19 dampens the festive season

Chhimi Dema At this time of the year, the busy construction sector would be celebrating the Vishwakarma Puja to mark the birth anniversary of lord...