156 Bhutanese ready to leave for the Middle East

First batch leaves next week

Employment: Seventy-eight graduates will be turning a new chapter in their lives, if not in Bhutan but in Dubai, UAE and Kuwait starting next month.

Housing crunch driving people out of town

Housing: It is blistering hot in Chinese Lane. The narrow lane that divides Phuentsholing and Jaigaon has a deserted look. It is 2:30pm.

RICBL fugitive arrested in Nepal

Update: The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan’s (RICBL) employee who absconded after allegedly siphoning of Nu 91.6M was arrested in Nepal.

The new dispensation

It was busy yesterday (Friday), with Thimphu residents engaging in another round of exchange of goodwill and offering of khadars, as a new group of officers take up important posts in the government and constitutional offices.

The great ongoing veg vs. non-veg diet debate: Part I

A three-part attempt to get to the heart of a matter that splits society into two opposing camps

At the risk of giving equine lovers offence, I flog a dead horse

Of late, an old and bitter debate has been raked up in these parts, thanks to the ruckus raised over an MoA (Serbithang) staff’s off-the-cuff (and so not thought through) ‘in-country slaughterhouse’ remark to the media.