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Monday March 4 2024

Rural schools struggle with ICT curriculum amid infrastructure challenges

Despite the implementation of the Digital School Flagship Programme in  the 12th Plan and declaring it a success,  challenges abound in effectively implementing the ICT curriculum, especially in schools  in remote Bhutan. 

At the gate at last: Third internet gateway to materialise soon

After eight years of negotiations with India and Bangladesh, the much-anticipated...

Bhutan and UK forge collaboration via Honorary Consul

I’m delighted to be in Bhutan and would like to extend...

Recommendations to improve health service in Thimphu

More machines, manpower, and a better canteen, are among the incentives...

Editorial

Bolstering tourism sector

The government’s proposal to bolster tourism services by introducing enhancements such as streamlined payment gateways and quicker visa processing times is a commendable step forward. This initiative, aimed at facilitating a smoother and more efficient experience for tourists, deserves applause as it aligns with the country’s ambitious goal of increasing annual tourist arrivals to 300,000, with a significant portion comprising dollar-paying tourists.

Saturdays Off or On?

The promise of Saturdays off for teachers and students...

A reminder?

In a significant encounter between the media and the...


Features

Airport where tears and takeoff collide

In the ever-expanding reality of global opportunities, Paro International Airport is more than just a terminal for flights—it’s a bustling junction where dreams take flight and farewells echo in the air.

Mother-daughter ride

Thimphu, February 25, Sunday:— An eight-year-old sits on the...

Embracing redemption: A second chance at life

Sonam, a resident of Paro, faces the challenge of...

Gawailing Happy Home: Nurturing dreams amidst challenges

Wangsisina, Gawailing Happy Home, Thimphu, February 14: — It...

Sports

Top Snowman racers win 2024 Bhutan International Marathon

Top-three runners of the 2022 Snowman Race,  Sangay and Kinzang Lhamo, won the 10th Bhutan International Marathon title conducted on March 2 in Punakha.

Prestigious memorial archery tournament enters quarterfinals

The Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck Memorial Archery Tournament in Phuentsholing...

2024 Mewang Gyalsey Traditional Archery Tournament underway

Team Bidung Gewog from Trashigang became the first team...

Team Return of Lotus wins 7th Lingkhar archery tournament

Team Return of Lotus won the 7th open Lingkhar...

Business

Import bill falls for first time after pandemic

Bhutan’s import bill last year saw a drop in the value for the first time since Covid-19 pandemic by 8.7 percent or Nu 10.37 billion compared to the previous year.

The import bill was reported at Nu 108.42 billion last year, according to the figures with the Department of Revenue and Customs under the finance ministry.

Wood and wood-based products export to bring Nu 10B 

Bhutan, a forest-abundant country, aims to earn a revenue...

Young poultry farmers abandon their business

A decade ago, the prospect of poultry farming drew...

Egg demand soars in meat-less month

Demand for eggs has spiked in the capital as...

Life Style

Ask Mr Bhutan

What did Covid 19 pandemic teach you?  Please allow me to to share what it hopefully taught all of us. Universal consciousness: Covid 19 showed us our interdependence and interconnectedness in its most physical manifestation. An individual’s repeated action has a profound impact on the whole. We are as similar inside as we may appear […]

Ask Mr Bhutan

Why do most new year resolutions fail? 1. We...

Ask Mr Bhutan

Meditation has been painfully misunderstood by the world both...

Videos

ANN

Bangladesh sees record potato production, yet prices going up

DHAKA – Potato prices are soaring even though farmers this year grew a record 1.04 crore tonnes, cutting the buying power of consumers, especially fixed and low-income people already battered by sustained high inflation.


Opinions

Women’s work: time to recognise their critical role in agriculture – and invest in it!

Despite women's significant contributions to our agrifood systems in...

A trek to Jo Bay Tsho

Are you looking for a trail that offers stunning...

Unpacking the Annual Judiciary Report 2023

The Annual Judiciary Report 2023 illuminates the institution's accomplishments....

Unfair travel directives for public servants

Bhutan has witnessed a steady exodus of its public...

Microplastic Contamination of Bottled Water: Should we reconsider our sip?

Bottled water is often preferred over tap water in...

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