More Bhutanese moving between rural areas

The migration of people from rural to urban centres is no longer the largest flow of internal migration according to the Rural-Urban Migration and Urbanisation in Bhutan report. 

National Statistics Bureau (NSB) report released yesterday stated that rural-to-rural migration has become the largest internal migration flow and migrant flows from urban areas to rural and other urban areas. 

Stuck in Bumthang

Passengers on their way to Mongar and Trashigang, stranded in Bumthang, have decided to meet and decide what course to take after they were stuck in Bumthang for three nights.

One more year to relocate Doksum town

Residents of Doksum town in Trashiyangtse got another 10 months to relocate the town to the new township at Khetshang.

Homestay business picks up in Buli village

With the annual arrival of visitors, local and international, increasing in Zhemgang, the quiescent settlement, considered to be one of the remotest and poorest dzongkhags is witnessing a slow but steady transformation.  

Footpath for differently abled completed

The construction of footpaths at Godoe Lam in Phuentsholing has completed and given the town its first friendly footpath for the differently abled people.

Video

MC Tshering Lhaden

December 16, 2019

Meet 16-year-old Tshering Lhaden, one of the youngest Masters of Ceremonies on the 112th National Day in Changlimithang.

National Day

December 16, 2019

Chairperson of the National Day Coordination Committee, Lyonpo Sherub Gyeltshen says

Sports

Druk Stars FC leads Bhutan Super League 2020

With 12 points from six games and without a single defeat, defending champions, Druk Stars FC is leading the ongoing Bhutan Super League 2020.

Business

Seven percent GST across all board will eliminate 11 BST slabs

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Should the Parliament pass the GST law, tax regime in the country would be digitised and integrated through an on-line platform. During a consultative meeting with the members of the private sector at the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) office yesterday, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said that GST is the way forward to institute a 21st-century tax regime.

Picture Story

February 28, 2020

Devotees from far and near came to offer their prayers at the concluding ceremony of the nine-day Phurpai Drubchen held at Kuenselphodrang yesterday

February 22, 2020

Coinciding with His Majesty’s 40th birth anniversary, economic affairs minister Loknath Sharma and officials from Lonely Planet and Tourism Council of Bhutan launched the book, ‘Best in Travel 2020’ at Hotel Ariya in Thimphu yesterday. Lonely Planet has declared Bhutan as the number one country to visit in 2020. The book is the 15th annual collection of the world’s hottest destinations and journey for the year. The top 10 countries in the list are-Bhutan, England, North Macedonia, Aruba, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Liberia, Morocco and Uruguay. Lonely Planet is a world-leading travel publisher.

February 22, 2020

 

With the noble objective to encourage sports and events that promote national unity, His Majesty The King commanded DHI to provide financial assistance to 30 national football players. A memorandum of understanding was signed between DHI and BFF on the occasion of His Majesty’s 40th birth anniversary yesterday.

February 22, 2020

To celebrate the 40th birth anniversary of His Majesty The King, judiciary planted 40 tree saplings. Judicial officials also signed an oath of allegiance to serve the Tsawa-Sum with utmost dedication and hard work to enhance public confidence. 

February 22, 2020

RCSC launched Zhiyog Electronic System (ZESt) yesterday. The new system, a web-based online human resource management tool, will provide holistic information on human resources (HR) in an organization with features like the dashboard showing real-time data on HR in various forms, which will facilitate efficient and effective decision making. Civil servants can view their personal and financial profile and update information, among others.

February 21, 2020

The 48 medalists of the 13th South Asian Games held at Nepal in December were awarded Sports Excellence Award (SEA) yesterday by the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) with financial support from the government. Nu 5.155 million was awarded to the medalists. 

February 20, 2020

Preparation: Thimphu students practise  for the 40th birth anniversary celebrations of His Majesty The King on February 21

February 20, 2020

Forest officials, police, soldiers and desuups contained a forest fire that started above Dechen Zam in Lanjophaka around 6:45pm on February 18 and damaged acres of forest. The fire, which was contained by 8:50pm reignited around 11pm. An electric short circuit is suspected to have caused the fire but forest officials are yet to know the cause of the fire and assess damages.