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Wednesday October 27 2021

Gelephu airport to become second international airport 

Work is underway to upgrade Gelephu domestic airport into an international airport. A feasibility study, soil testing, and other required technical assessments have been completed.

A “Blue Poppy” certification for qualifying budget hotels

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will henceforth certify all qualifying...

Damtshi from early on

Children in Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centres across the...

Thimphu dzongkhag court dismisses former STCBL CEO’s claim

Thimphu dzongkhag court dismissed a case filed by the former chief...


Help farmers mechanise

The vast and fertile flatland of Paro makes farmers from other dzongkhags envious.  They see potential not only in growing varieties of crops, but also the prospects of farm mechanisation.  As hired hands become rare and expensive, mechanisation, they know, is the only solution.

All eyes on LG elections

All local leaders elected during the second local government...

Future of Bhutanese tourism

Contravening the government’s recent announcement that international tourists wishing...

Picture Story


Another Bhutanese plays for Indian football club

One of the newest Bhutanese footballers to play outside the country is former High-Quality FC winger, Kezang. The 23-year-old currently plays for Garhwal Heroes FC in the ongoing Delhi League in India.  

Orong Gewog wins 2021 Gyalsey Traditional Archery Tournament 

In what was perhaps the longest archery tournament in...

A retired soldier is Bhutan’s only gold medalist in boxing

As boxing gains popularity among Bhutanese youth, a retired...

Around 60 participate in the 2021 Gyalsey Tennis Championship 

Tandin Wangchuk beat Tenzin Singye Dorji 2-1 to lift...


Increase in prices of essentials remains unabated

While prices of local farm produce have decreased significantly, the overall inflation rate remains high and unabated amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mass share auction raises over Nu 2 Billion 

Close to 26,000 bidders oversubscribed the Bhutan National Bank...

Boulder export to resume in Phuentsholing

Export of boulders from Phuentsholing is likely to resume...

Boulder export from P’ling still on halt

Export of boulders from Phuentsholing has not resumed after...



Focus Point


Diversifying Bhutan’s energy sources by investing in renewable energy

We now have a stronger scientific basis that climate...

Historic Milestone!

Yesterday, India touched the figure of 1 billion Covid-19...

Legislative lapses responsible for territorial turmoil between ACC and OAG

Kuensel news yesterday highlighted the gravity of territorial protection...

Spinal Muscular Atrophy – A Rare Disease

The image of a girl being carried up a...

The ruined Dzong called Dzongsa 

History blurs with the mystery at a stunning cliff...




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