The Bhutanese are not happy. After having been in the so-called land of "gross national happiness" for a little less than 24 hours, this is a surprising discovery. But, as I lunch in a restaurant in Thimphu, where the bumper-to-bumper traffic outside is beginning to challenge the city's status as the only world capital ...
Responding to the question from the representative from South Thimphu, Works and Human Settlement minister Dorji Choden said that the establishment of thromde in remaining dzongkhags depends on elections.
Road block interrupts food supplies to FCB outlet in Sakteng.
It's been more than two weeks since the last stock of rice and other essential items was delivered to the Sanam Tshongkhang, the Food Corporation of Bhutan Ltd outlet in Sakteng, Trashigang. As of yesterday, only three bags of rice remained.
The High Court's bench I overruled a Thimphu district court verdict involving a man from Tongzhang in Trashiyangtse, who was convicted by the lower court for possessing controlled substances in custody.
Relics on the way to the Lingkana Palace: Traditionally, His Majesty The King receives the Central Monk Body at the Lingkana Palace when the entourage returns to Tashichhodzong from their winter residence
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Residents in Dumtey, Samtse are not happy with the gewog connectivity road condition, which because of poor maintenance has now turned muddy due to rain, making it difficult for vehicles to drive through.
Thousands of devotees paid ther last respect to the late Khenpo Karpo, whose purjang ceremony was conducted by His Eminance Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche at Takila, Lhuentse, in front of the tallest Guru Statue yesterday.
While micro-financial institutions are key in catering to the financial needs of low-income populace, in Bhutan's context the cost of fund could lead to issues that could result in even higher interest rates.
Central Bank calls for enhanced financial inclusion
The formal financial system may have penetrated every nook and corner of the country, but figures from the Royal Monetary Authority reveal that 54 percent of financial service networks are concentrated in five dzongkhags while 53 percent of credit allocation is concentrated in four dzongkhags.
Missing Sukhoi Su-30 MKI: IAF expands search into Bhutan; news on aircraft likely today
The search for the missing aircraft was extended beyond the West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh right up to Bhutan. The post Missing Sukhoi Su-30 MKI: IAF expands search into Bhutan; news on aircraft likely today appeared first on Firstpost.
There were times when monks from Chizhi goenpa in Thimphu travelled all the way to Dekiling in Dagana to perform tsechu every year. The monks, carrying dung , also went to perform local tsechus in Dawakha and Matalongchu in Punakha and Hebisa in Wangduephodrang.
Dorji Lopon Kinley of Zhung Dratshang, who is in Australia on a 17-day visit, administered oral transmission of the ngoendro, chabdro, bazaguru and mani to over six hundred devotees, mostly the Bhutanese community living and studying in Canberra.
Just as democracy empowers people, mediation gives judicial power to the people, the president of Bhutan National Legal Institute , Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck said during the inauguration of the mediation training for the gups at Lamaigonpa in Bumthang on May 22.
As the custodians of our culture, it is incumbent on us to make every effort to protect and preserve the Bhutanese culture in their many forms. As foreign cultures come stomping about, we risk losing the tangible and intangible elements that inform our culture and shape our identity.
Tax burden likely to increase on medical device in GST regime
Kolkata, May 24 The medical device industry expects the tax load in the Goods and Services Tax regime to increase, which will result in a higher cost burden on patients, an official said on Wednesday. "The medical device sector can expect a higher tax burden due to the proposed GST rates, subsequently resulting in a higher ...
To address the drinking water shortage in Samdrupjongkhar thromde, the government has taken assistance loan from Asian Development Bank to construct water treatment plant , reservoir and water transmissions.
Bhutan's vision to become organic by 2020 is questionable, said the National Organic Programme's coordinator Kesang Tshomo during the first day of the national workshop on a roadmap for organic agriculture policy in Bhutan in Thimphu yesterday.