No time for relaxation

Life could go back to “normal,” meaning we could get back to the routines and activities we were doing before the second nationwide lockdown was imposed 40 days ago.

Labour ministry raises wages for BBP workers

The labour ministry raised monthly wage for employees of Build Bhutan Project (BBP) in an effort to motivate, inspire and encourage Bhutanese to work in construction sectors.

Ferrosilicon price hits a record high 

The ferrosilicon export price has hit a record price with a metric tonne (MT) earning as high as Nu 107,000 today. The lowest price for 1MT of ferrosilicon is Nu 102,000. 

We can cope with the COVID-19 crisis by “Being Resilient”

With Bhutanese youth asking many questions during the COVID-19 crisis, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche talked to Bhutanese students on January 14, 2021. With Rinpoche’s permission, Kuensel is printing this edited summary of the talk which is available in full at

We do have a challenge – to say the least (COVID-19 crisis). The world is definitely shaken. Just about 50 years ago, if this happened in London, it may not have much impact in places like Samtse.