BUSINESS

Possible alternatives to charge Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles have started to pick up in popularity but, of late recharging the car battery has been a bit of an issue for those who have purchased the environment-friendly machine. There is however inspiring news on that front. Karsang Dorji an Executive Engineer for Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) …

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La Aum Lyonchhen

The project seeks to inspire and support the political aspirations of Bhutanese women Just as the next parliamentary elections is around the corner, nationwide media advocacy campaign titled “La, Aum Lyonchhen” designed to encourage women to contest for elections in 2013 is all set to be launched. Produced with financial …

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Have card, will swipe – evolution of the credit card

With the launch of Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoBL) VISA credit cards on earlier this week, the bank has just marked the evolution of card services in Bhutan. The product comes in three different offerings of BoBL VISA Gold International, BOBL VISA Gold Domestic and BOBL VISA Silver Domestic Credit …

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Domestic tourism a significant contributor to national revenue

The domestic tourism avenue in Bhutan, which has equal, if not more potential, compared to international tourism remained largely untapped for years according to the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB). An official at the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) said people who traveled and toured within the country has definitely …

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Accommodation crunch for tourists in peak seasons

While travel agencies in Mumbai, India cited shortcomings in terms of capacity in areas of tourist accommodation in Bhutan, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) flatly denied the statement. Drukair commercial manager, Tshering Penjor said, “In September, October and November agencies in India, especially in Mumbai are finding it difficult to …

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Two flights a week to Singapore from September 1, 2012

Changi Airport in Singapore will receive its inaugural Drukair flight on August 28, 2012, linking one of Asia’s most exciting capitals with Bhutan. The new service with commercial operations starting September 1, 2012 will run twice a week via the Indian city of Kolkata with Drukair confident that the frequency …

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SMU students left-out from RCSC exams and NGOP

When 2623 graduates sits for Preliminary Examination (PE) this year for the civil service examinations, some students of Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) will have to wait another year to do it. Students said losing one whole year after studying for three years and to wait for another year to attend …

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