Having achieved a GDP growth of 6.5 percent in 2015, economic forecasts for the coming years look promising.Read More »
Vacation is over. It’s time for school again.
As we look ahead from this season’s tail end, Shelley comes to mind. We are very much in the winter’s icy grip, but spring, the time of rebirth, regeneration and hope, isn’t far behind.Read More »
Culture is not static. It changes and evolves.
However, globalisation is occurring on a rapid rate today. Some argue that this is leading to a loss of local cultures and traditions.Read More »
Bhutan’s position in the global corruption ranking has remained unchanged at 27, which means for the last three years, Bhutan’s scores in the annual index has not fallen.Read More »
Another signifiant milestone occurs today in the fields of information communications technology (ICT) and banking. The government will launch its interbank online payment gateway which will enable customers to make online payments between accounts of three banks. Until now, online payments were limited to between accounts within a bank.Read More »
The season of fire is upon us. Recently, in a span of a week, Thimphu saw two forest fires – one above Simtokha Dzong and the other at Serbithang. Going by how frequent such incidences are, especially during winter, we can expect many more.Read More »
Businessman Sonam Phuntsho (Ap SP) withdrew his libel case against freelance journalist Namgay Zam and Dr Shacha Wangmo, a day before a much-awaited verdict was to be handed down.Read More »
According to health ministry, alcohol has become the top killer in the country. More than a 100 people die every year due to alcohol-related diseases.Read More »
The cash crunch (INR), post demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes is gradually showing signs of recovery. The doubling of ATM withdrawal limits in India, increasing the monthly quota from the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) and in days the counter value of surrendered notes will be deposited in respective bank accounts.Read More »
We ought to commend the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) for the initiatives it has made over the years to address law and order issues both in urban and rural pockets of the country. Police-Public Partnership is one example of successful initiative. There are many more.Read More »