the nation

In-country MBBS course underway

Following the strike in medical colleges in Sri Lanka and India, which lead to the disruption of classes of 127 Bhutanese medical students studying there, the government is looking at instituting an in-country MBBS degree. Based on reports the Education Minister Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk said the colleges, which were shut …

Read More »

Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) inaugurated

small

With the vision to be the ‘center of Excellence in information Technology steeped in GNH values’, the Gyalpozhing College of Information Technology (GCIT) was formally inaugurated on Friday morning. Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay, National Council Member from Mongar Sonam Wangchuk,; Vice Chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan Nidup Dorji, and …

Read More »

4 of 5 houses claims insurance

small

Of the five households of Kabri village in Haa, whose homes were razed by a fire on 29th September four households were insured with the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan while one house, which did not have a gung, was not insured. This shows the importance of having a gung …

Read More »

PM meets acting Ambassador of US Embassy

Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay met Ms. MaryKay L. Carlson, Charge d’Affaires (CDA), or acting Ambassador of the Embassy of the United States in Thimphu on 4th October. Lyonchhen offered condolences for the Las Vagas shooting. Ms. Carlson commended Lyonchhen for his excellent speech at the recent United Nations General Assembly …

Read More »

Big Cola in Big trouble due to GST

The new Big Cola plant

With the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India, the promising beverage company Big Cola at Norbugang, Samtse has been directly impacted by the GST rules. The company, popularly known in the domestic market as Big Cola is a Joint Venture that produces all beverage products under …

Read More »

Action against Gedu OC for drunk driving and accident

Picture Courtesy: RBP HQ

The Royal Bhutan Police Headquarter took various disciplinary actions against the Officer Commanding (OC) of Gedu police after his involvement in a pool vehicle (RBP Toyota Hilux) crash. The incident took place on the night of 16 September and the OC was accompanied by two friends. The pool vehicle were …

Read More »

Online shopping vs shopkeepers

small

Shopkeepers in the capital are beginning to feel the heat from online shopping, which has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and threatens to swallow conventional shopping. “Its threat to us,” said Aum Kinley Dema, who sells Oriflame cosmetics in the market. “My business was running …

Read More »