BUSINESS

The six earnest candidates of Paro

Ugyen Dorji Ugyen Dorji, 39, from Geptay, Wangchang gewog worked as an officer in Tala Hydroelectric Project Authority and has also worked as a contractor. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering. He said, “We, being a Bhutanese, need to have common thoughts …

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Three new faces in Gasa for final race

Dorji Khandu Dorji Khandu, is a recipient of the Trongsa Penlop Scholarship, holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from Thailand. He also is a recipient of South Asia Foundation Scholarship and holds a Master of Engineering and Management from Sri Lanka. He has worked as a RJ (Dzongkha) with Kuzoo …

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Kabesa tiger tests negative for distemper but still not normal

According to the National Conservation Division (NCD)’s senior forest official, Ugyen Penjor, the Royal Bengal Tiger that was rescued from Kabesa, Thimphu is being observed and shall be released in the wild.  The tiger is currently being kept at the Rescue Centre, Taba. NCD is providing every care to ensure …

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Tiger in Kabesa rescued by foresters

A Royal Bengal Tiger was spotted by residents of the Yangphel Real Estate while going to their offices on the morning of 21st March. The tiger, at the outset, speculated to be an old displaced male, was later identified as a female who was also captured in remote cameras at …

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3 new vegetable markets to open in Thimphu

Thimphu Thromde is gearing up to open three vegetable markets in Olakha, Changbangdhu and Hejo before July this year. Thimphu Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said, “Thromde is constructing three more vegetable markets at Hejo Samteling neighborhood node, Olakha neighborhood node and Changbangdhu in order to facilitate people to get vegetables and …

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Bhutan wins the Earth Award in ITB Berlin, Germany

Bhutan won first place for the World’s Sustainable Destinations’ Earth Award at the International Tourismus-Borse (ITB) Berlin on 7 March 2018.  A jury representing 12 leading sustainable tourism organizations and networks selected Bhutan from among more than 100 top sustainable tourism destinations. A press release from Tourism Council of Bhutan …

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Farmers going from pit to pour-flush toilets

A 67-year-old farmer in Pang-Shu, Tang gewog, Bumthang, Ap Gyeltshen, rises early to use his pit toilet built near his house. He and a few other villagers are not yet able to build a modern attached toilet. Water and financial constraints are to be blamed. “As an early riser, everyone …

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Govt looking at decongesting Thimphu: MoWHS Minister

The minister for works and human settlement, Lyonpo Dorji Choden said that the government is working in different ways to not only ensure that a couple of cities like Thimphu and Phuentsholing are not overcrowded but also ensure balanced regional development. On moving certain government institutions out of Thimphu the …

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From Potato to Buckwheat

Buckwheat cultivation is making a comeback in Bumthang, a traditional staple diet in the central valley, which in recent decades had lost out to commerical cultivation of potato. Phurba, 65, from Gyatsa shifted to cultivating potato recently, after decades of cultivating buckwheat, and he now regrets the change. While wildlife …

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