Top Stories

Thursday August 5 2021

When is the new tobacco Act coming into effect?

More than a month after the Tobacco Act was amended as an urgent bill by the National Assembly, tobacco and tobacco products continue to be readily available in the market today.

Bhutan’s losses on graduation from LDC to be minimum  

Even though Bhutan will lose specific trade benefits and entitlements after...

Improved Samdingkha-Sewala road benefits farmers and goenpa

Vehicles being pulled or being pushed out of mud was a...

Truckers refuse to abide by agreement

State Mining Corporation Limited’s (SMCL) sales office in Samdrupjongkhar terminated two...


Decongesting the capital city

Thimphu city is crowded. Many knew, decades ago, that this was going to happen and called for planned growth of the city. In recent years, as the new local area plans (extended areas of the town) opened up for development, the call was that the core city area should be decongested. One way was moving offices and institutions, businesses and other establishments to the new areas.

Need of the hour

Farmers in some cabbage-growing gewogs of Paro had to...

Time for a radical approach in dealing with stray dog problem?

Stray dog problem has been Bhutan’s long-standing problem. There...

Picture Story


Blind football – a new sport  

Phub Tshering from Wangdue hasn’t played football for the past 11 years. The 27-year-old quit monkhood and sports in 2010 after becoming visually impaired. 

Women’s cricket team resumes practice for ICC Asia qualifier

The national women’s cricket team is using the Indian...

Lhabchu wins first Bhutan Arm Wrestling Championship

Lhabchu, 38, from Chukha, was crowned the champion of...

Bhutanese Olympians miss medals at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Bhutan’s last hope in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics concluded...


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


Media misinformation creates wrong knowledge in the society

In recent times, there were reports by mainstream media...

Obscene imbalances in ‘One Earth Balance Sheet’

The planet is clearly in a mess.  How did...

Improve your KYC or lose your customers

Know Your Customer (KYC) is one of the most...

Bhutan’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Impact on science, vaccine supply and global intellectual property...

To criminalize or not: Our youth

We often hear about the arrest, detention, and prosecution...




Skip to toolbar