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Tuesday October 4 2022

Jasabi flood victims scared to return 

Residents of Jasabi, Kurtoe say they can never be at home after what happened to the tiny hamlet in the early hours of September 30. 

Inward remittance falls by 30 percent in first six months

Despite the central bank’s initiative to improve remittance inflow from Bhutanese...

Environment advocate calls for action against climate change

Last month, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, 40, walked all the way to...

Inflation below central bank’s upper threshold  

The cost of consumer goods and services dropped in August this...

Editorial

Worth more than USD 200 a day

There is everything in Bhutan that can attract tourists willing to pay more than USD 200 a day. This is, fortunately, the impression among those visiting Bhutan even as many are concerned about a dying tourism industry and, therefore the hotel industry, because of the surge in the sustainable development fee.  

Understanding high-end tourism

Redefining Bhutan’s tourism has begun with new branding. Happiness...

A reason to Believe

If mask dances and the loud sounds of religious...


Picture Story

Features

Remembering Manglabari—A buzzing town of yesteryears

All their neighbours have moved away. The last few who held on dismantled their homes and left the town two months ago. 

Dil Kumar Das and his family were the last to permanently leave Manglabari town in Mendrelgang on September 26. 

Santa Kumar Limboo a rising youth footballer 

Santa Kumar Limboo, 19, of Ugyen Academy FC in Punakha has...

Conserving indigenous poultry breeds—sustainable production

Local chicken breeds are not only highly adapted to the natural...

Bhutan’s first fully fledged fabric Manufacturing company

Only two industries at Dhamdum Industrial Park (DIP) in...

Sports

Tshering Dendup and Chimi Dema win Black Mountain Cycling challenge

After debuting in the 268km Tour of the Dragon (ToD) in 2019, Chimi Dema easily cruised to the finish line of the 100km Black Mountain Cycling Challenge on October 2. She touched the finish line in 4hrs, 17mins and 32secs.   

Women basketball team exit SABA Championship 

After three losses in the league, the national women’s...

Footballing journey of the other two finalists

Two decades ago, on the day of the FIFA...

Trongsa gears for Black Mountain Cycling Race

With less than 10 days to start its first...

Business

INR reserve below central bank’s required threshold 

Bhutan’s rupee reserve (INR) has dropped below the central bank’s required threshold of INR 10 billion (B) for all time to come. From March this year to June, the reserve has plunged by over 50 percent. 

Bhutanese products gain access to international markets

The Bhutanese traditional products by artisans and farmers, gained...

Illegal sand being sold at double the price

With delayed sand supply from the Sha region in...

Bangladesh opens six more ports of call for Bhutan

Bangladesh has opened six new ports of call for...

Life Style

Making Machines Understand Languages Is the Next Great Frontier in AI

Rob Toews’ article titled “Language is the next great frontier in AI” published on Forbes.com in February this year caught my attention because of my interest in this subject. My Ph.D research was on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining.

Drugpa Tshezhi and the Buddha’s First Sermon

Drugpa Tshezhi (དྲུག་པ་ཚེས་བཞི་) or the 4th day of the...

Ask Mr Bhutan

Hi Mr Bhutan, I would like to know your thoughts...

Videos

ANN

Global food supply faces fresh turmoil with rice prices set to climb

Food supply, already squeezed by shortages in wheat, corn and cooking oils, is at risk of even more disruption, this time from the rice market.

Thailand’s PM Prayut to stop duties while awaiting court verdict on eight-year term limit: Reports

Thailand's constitutional court on Wednesday (Aug 24) ordered Prime...

US interest rate hikes unlikely to trigger another financial crisis in Southeast Asia

In the face of the soaring inflation, the US...

Bangladesh first in South Asia in secondary education

Bangladesh has the lowest proportion of youths aged between...


Focus Point

Opinions

What Dreams Will Come: AI and Buddhism

The American writer Ambrose Bierce published a short story...

Bhutan’s climate justice must be fought

This week, a class II student took the world...

Reasons for food shortage

An article that appeared in the Kuensel edition of...

Right to home ownership farther than a distant dream

Article 7 of the Constitution guarantees the right to...

Study finds a host of reasons for teacher attrition

Heavy workload, lack of professional development, poor leadership, poor...

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