New bus service to decongest Lungtenzampa area traffic

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In an effort to decongest vehicular traffic in the Lungtenzampa area, Thimphu Thromde in coordination with the City Bus Service will provide 12 buses to pick up and drop off students starting next month.

Commercial papers, the newest debt instrument

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Commercial papers, which are short-term unsecured promissory notes, is the newest debt instrument companies can issue to meet their short-term financing by raising the funds from other institutions and the public.

Parking fee increase irks Phuentsholing vehicle owners

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Many in Phuentsholing are not happy with the recent increase in parking fees which they say is high and was introduced without notice.

Chamkhar fire victims switch to stone and mud

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Shopkeepers in Chamkhar town, whose houses were razed by a fire in December last year have started reconstructing their homes.

Drakteng residents reject MHPA compensation

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The Trongsa Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) has asked the Mangdechhu Hydro Electric Project Authority (MHPA) to reassess damages caused by its heavy trucks plying along the Trongsa-Zhemgang highway.

We learn from mistakes

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A reinvestigation has confirmed that a bar was in operation and sale of alcohol occurred during a party held on the Tendu Central School campus on the nights of March 5 and 6. We applaud the education ministry for reopening the case and looking into the allegations.

Bhutan among 100 happiest countries

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Bhutanese in general are happy people. However, a closer look at economic and social factors, which affect a person’s happiness, Bhutan as a country is not one of the happiest in the world.

Picture story

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Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay visited Thailand’s Grand…

Reinvestigation confirms Tendu school allegations

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A reinvestigation has found that the principal of Tendu Central School (TCS) is at fault for allowing a party to be organised in the school’s multi-purpose hall on the nights of March 5-6.

PM delivers keynote address at GEF meet in Paris

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If preservation of environment is the common global goal, the world is witnessing a “tragedy of the commons,” Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said in his keynote address at the first meeting of the 7th replenishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund in Paris yesterday.

Nubi and Tangsibji road widening damage to be assessed

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The Trongsa dzongkhag tshogdu (DT) asked the damage assessment committee to assess the destruction the on going East-West Highway widening has caused so far and ensure every victim receives compensation at the earliest.

Using science for better policies

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Scientists and researchers from the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Environment Research (UWICER) and abroad are working on how to reach their findings to the public and policy makers in the most effective and easiest way possible.

Thimphu Thromde, BPC sign MoU to take power cables underground

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Thimphu Thromde signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) to improve coordination in providing public services, yesterday.