Double harvest to boost rice production

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After the success of rice double harvest in Rinchengang village in Wangdue, the dzongkhag is now expanding the strategy in other gewogs to boost rice production.

Housing issues need special attention

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The highest loan that the banks disburse every year is to construction and building industry. Yet housing shortage continues, particularly in places like Thimphu.

Oman hammers Bhutan 14-0

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Besides the scorching heat and the exquisite Middle Eastern cuisine of the Gulf, the national squad may never forget their humiliating 14-0 defeat to the Omanis in Muscat on March 28.

Police arrest illegal immigrant for burglaries

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Thimphu police detained a 29-year-old man, an illegal immigrant, for his alleged involvement in burglaries and an attempt to burglarise on March 25.

Samtse municipality not swayed by shopkeepers’ pleas

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The Samtse municipality authority has denied a request by 26 shopkeepers in the town for permission to continue operating in market sheds.
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The Royal Government received Nu 2 billion from the Government…

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck conducts ground breaking ceremony of the Gawaling Southern Centre

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Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck conducted the ground breaking ceremony of the Gawaling Southern Centre in Phuentsholing.

S/J Thromde forms a housing dispute committee

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The Samdrupjongkhar Thromde is yet to issue a written notice, ordering a house owner, who evicted a tenant unlawfully and violated the Tenancy Act of Bhutan 2015, to pay a penalty.

Members seek re-election of HDSB board members

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The committee of Bhutanese pundits and dzongkhag chapters of the Hindu Dharma Samudaya of Bhutan (HDSB) have called for re-election of all its board members.

New recurring schemes to encourage saving

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The new recurring scheme of the Bank of Bhutan (BoB) will allow its customers to make multiple deposits (subject to total deposit of Nu 20,000 per month) of varying amounts in a month.

Beware fake news

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Many, including journalists, recently fell for an old, by internet standards, prank or “click bait” on the internet.

National flower, Blue Poppy is a new species

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It has been discovered that the national flower, the Blue Poppy is a new species to science with the discovery of two more new species of the Meconopsis : Meconopsis elongata and Meconopsis merakensis.

Minor arrested for lhakhang vandalism

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Police in Wangdue have arrested a 13-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man for allegedly vandalising a lhakhang in Khotokha in Rubesa recently.