Friday, April 25th, 2014 - 7:26 AM


Going back to the fields

A lot of ideas and concepts were explored at the recently concluded three-day Business Summit in the capital.

A familiar idea among them was the discussions on the “Back to the fields for agri business.” This is a not a new idea and our policy makers will agree that a lot had been said and written about it.

The idea of returning to the field was explored in the past, although not for business intentions or to [... Read More]

Farmers build their own farm road

DSC01417Villagers look on as the machine starts the first cutting of their farm road

Dophulakha: Having waited long for a farm road and getting impatient, the community of Dophulakha village, Phuentsholing is building a 5km farm road on its own.

The road will be connected to the Dungna-Metakha road, which is connected to the Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway.

The 36 households in the village formed a committee last November and decided to construct the farm road. “We decided to contribute cash and other necessary services to build the road,” village tshogpa [... Read More]

Bhutan and Nepal to revise air service agreement

Bhutan Airlines awaits connecting Nepal to its route

Aviation: Frequency of flights between Bhutan and Nepal could soon see an increase if the country’s request for the revision on air service agreement is approved.

The civil aviation ministry in Nepal has proposed to its cabinet for a review on the Air Service Agreement (ASA), it was learnt.

The director with the department of civil aviation (DC0A) in Paro, Wangdi Gyaltshen said the agendas will be finalised [... Read More]

Wait is over for Gola Bazar

DSC01328Gola Bazar today

Land: Residents of Gola Bazaar in Sipsu have reasons to smile.

After years of waiting, the 75 business people can finally construct permanent structures and have basic amenities of a town.

Residents are waiting for National Land Commission (NLC) to handover the lagthram after land in the town was demarcated.

Although established in 1949 and located a few metres from Sipsu dungkhag, Gola Bazaar didn’t develop as a town as people had settled on government land. [... Read More]

Kengkhar farmers learn tailoring

members-learn-to-use-the-s-copyMembers learn to use the sewing machine

Skills: Undergoing a month-long tailoring training in Mongar, farmer Pema Deki is excited at the prospect of sewing her own clothes, and if possible, sew for others for a small fee.

“I have no intention of establishing a big business in town but I can help my villagers by stitching at home,” said the 36-year-old from Nanari village. “We take our clothes to tailors in Gyalpoizhing or Mongar town.”

Another trainee, Kezang, said she always [... Read More]

Picture story

Having secured 30,580 votes, Karma Tashi, 26, from Bumthang emerged as the Druk Super Star season 3 winner during the grand finale held at the Clock tower square in Thimphu yesterday. He took home Nu 300,000 as cash prize. Pema Denkar, 19, from Trashigang was second with 20,373 votes and was awarded Nu 150,000. Sampa Zangmo,20, from Pemagatshel was third securing [... Read More]


Picture story

Dechen Ugyen won 4th CMS Nepal Open Amateur Golf Championship held at Gokarna Golf Club, Nepal.
Dechen, who was three strokes ahead going into the final round, won the title with a total score of one-under 215. Puwit Anupansuebsai of Thailand finished second at 219 after a round of 72, while his teammate Ekkarat Leksuwan (74) was third after he tied [... Read More]

Making money from Rupee shortage

Bank official, local and Indian businessmen collude to remit INR illegally

Corruption: The central bank’s measures to curb the outflow of the scarce INR (Indian Rupee) and ease the pressure on the economy, it seems, have opened a window for illegal currency trading.

Since restrictions to stop issuing or replenishing INR requirement for commercial banks and operation guidelines for Indian rupee transactions were put in place in 2012, over INR 70.056 M were repatriated.

Those involved [... Read More]

Tour licence cancelled over visa forgery

Apart from that, the tour operator was fined Nu 20,000

Immigration: Following the deportation of two German tourists who had flown into the country with forged visas on March 6, tourism council officials cancelled licenses of the tour operator through which they had come.

The German tourists had flown into Paro airport from Kathmandu, Nepal through the Himalayan Kingdom Tours for a weeklong visit. However, after immigration officials at the airport found that their visas [... Read More]

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