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Wangdue dzong construction well in progress

The overall work is painfully slow, posted the prime minister Heritage: In a simple ceremony last week, project officials of Wangduephodrang dzong reconstruction project, installed the main door and two rabseys of the kuenray, an indication of the work progress. The progress, however, didn’t impress Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, who visited the construction site a […]

Dhaka based Southtech Ltd. comes to Bhutan

It’s a 100 %FDI venture IT Park: A 100 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) company has sought its shelter in the IT Park. It was inaugurated yesterday. Southtech Private limited, a software developer company was established almost 19 years ago in Bangladesh and it’s solutions on microfinance has been awarded the highest ranking in the […]

Fuel and prices

With the latest price cut, petrol and diesel today are at their cheapest for many years now. The price of petrol, which touched Nu 73 a litre in July 2013, has dropped by a whopping Nu 16 a litre. Diesel prices at one time reached that of petrol in 2013.  It is cheaper by Nu […]

Picture story

Welcome: The Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally enters Phuentsholing yesterday from Gangtok, Sikkim. About 27 cars in the rally organised to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, will arrive in Thimphu today.      

BOiC approves 149 projects in the east

The approval was granted at the inauguration of a regional office in Trashigang Business: Business Opportunity and Information Center (BOiC) approved 149 project in the six eastern dzongkhags during the inauguration of its regional office in Trashigang yesterday. BOiC received about 500 project proposals from the six eastern dzongkhags alone.  While 72 projects were from […]

Pemagatshel picks its townships

Nganglam has been proposed as dzongkhag thromde, and Denchi as yenlag thromde Thromde: It has been proposed that Nganglam dungkhag become a dzongkhag thromde, and Denchi, where the new Pemagatshel dzong is currently under construction in Pemagatshel, become a yenlag thromde. The proposal comes after the government recently deliberated the declaration of dzongkhag and yenlag […]

Sengor’s incomplete BHU is in operation

Health: After waiting for three years for the Basic Health Unit’s (BHU) construction to be completed, people in Sengor, Mongar have started availing medical check up and medicine from the incomplete BHU from last month. Had the construction completed, the grade II BHU would have benefitted Sengor’s 21 households and civil servants.  Sengor is 95km […]

Securing Bhutan against cyber-terrorism

UNODC: As part of an effort to strengthen local cyber-security measures against cyber-terrorism and other crimes, a workshop was organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Bureau of Law and Order (BLO) of the home ministry, last month. At the workshop, it was highlighted that while Bhutan has made […]

Highlanders go the Gouda way

The profit from the Dutch cheese is far higher than that of their usual milk and cheese Merak/Sakteng: The highlanders of Merak and Sakteng, famous for fermented or smelly cheese, have ventured into a new product.  They are making Gouda cheese from yak milk. Gouda cheese made from cow’s milk, named after the city of […]

College to launch new course

The BSc programme in environmental management will begin in August this year RTC: The Royal Thimphu College (RTC) is introducing a new programme, bachelor of science in environmental management (BSc EM), starting August this year. This will be the first new course the college is offering after it started with bachelor of computer application (BCA) […]

A divine intervention to prevent misfortunes

Religion: Following an increasing number of deaths in the dzongkhag, Mongar’s lam neten conducted a salang (ground breaking) ceremony and ritual was held on February 7 for the construction of a Namgyel Khangzang Chorten above Mongar Lower Secondary School in Changshingzor. The dzongkhag coordinated the event on His Holiness the Je Khenpo’s instructions. The dzongkhag […]

PHPA I completion prolonged until April 2019

If GoI approves changes in concreting methodology of dam construction by the end of this month PHPA I: If the government of India approves the slight change in methodology of the dam construction by the end of this month, the 1,200MW Punatshangchhu I will be completed only in April 2019, a further delay of six […]