Headline Stories

Steel Industry on the brink

Faced with low demand Industries say they will all have to close shop if the current economic climate continues Barley after recovering from the 2008 global financial crisis and the consequent slump in steel prices, Bhutan’s domestic steel industry comprising of five major factories employing around 1,500 Indian and Bhutanese …

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Forest officials on the lookout for culprits

  Forest officials at the Paro range office have stepped up surveillance for miscreants involved in illegal logging especially along the five kilometer road to Sanchoekor Buddhist monastery and Institute in Lamgong gewog. This is after The Bhutanese broke the news of the rampant illegal activities in its previous issue. …

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Bhutanomics blocked, a start to media filtration?

Bhutanomics.com, a satirical website has been blocked by Druknet, one of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country. This was confirmed by a Druknet employee though he and his colleagues did not share who gave the instructions to do so. Nobody is really sure whether the website is operated …

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New Wild rice puts one-up for Bhutan’s rice species

With the entry of a new wild rice species discovered in Lhamoizingkha under Dagana dzongkhag, Bhutan is richer by one more species of rice. This wild relative in the rice family scientifically called Oryza Officianalis Wall.ExWatt locally known as ‘Jungali dhan’ (wild rice) with the local people is a perennial …

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Bhutan unveils its new development paradigm

The first meeting of the International Expert Working Group (IEWG), established by Royal Kasho is in session since 28 July, 2012, in Thimphu to work on a New Development Paradigm, a mandate given to Bhutan during a high-level meeting on 2 April, 2011, at the United Nations in New York. …

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Rampant illegal logging in Paro threatens forest cover

  ‘Ghost lumberjacks’ take advantage of proper roads and modern technology to facilitate their modus operandi to smuggle timber In an era of climate change and drying water sources rampant illegal logging at an industrial scale in Paro is fast depriving the Dzongkhag of its precious forest wealth as mainly …

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