English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 26, 2021

First-ever commercial based large scale oyster mushroom cultivation in Gasa

Farmers in Khatoed Gewog in Gasa will be cultivating oyster mushroom from next month. This is to earn additional income besides the shiitake mushroom cultivation. Until now, farmers have been earning good income from the shiitake mushroom cultivation.  However, it takes longer duration for fruiting and requires more manpower.

Some people still not convinced with BPC’s explanation for the high billing

People in the capital are still not convinced with the Bhutan Power Corporation’s (BPC) verbal and written explanation for the high billing during the lockdown. Many feel the justification and clarification provided by the BPC didn’t quite resolve the issue.

ACC and OAG will again discuss the former finance minister’s alleged encroachment of state land

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will again discuss the case of former finance minister Namgay Dorji’s alleged encroachment into a state land in Taba with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The case was forwarded to the OAG in 2019 by the ACC which was dropped by the OAG last year. 
According to the ACC, the […]

Heartwarming video of Khenrabs tale thanking GoI for COVID vaccine melts heart

A video of a little Bhutanese girl thanking the Government of India for the gift of the COVID-19 vaccine is winning hearts in India and going viral on social media. The heartwarming video, features a Bhutanese child artist, Khenrab Yeedzin Syelden who is well known for her social media page, Khenrabs tale.

Population of White-bellied heron is decreasing by the year

The population of the white-bellied heron in the country is decreasing by the year. The annual population survey 2021 for the endangered bird species recorded 22 herons which is a decrease from 27 in 2020. The decrease in the population was mainly because of increasing disturbance along the upper Punatsangchhu basin along Phochhu, Mochhu, Adha and Harachhu which are the oldest habitats.

Increasing number of pregnant women choosing epidural labour analgesia service

Every year, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu is seeing an increasing number of pregnant women choosing epidural labour analgesia service. It is an injection used to relieve pain during childbirth. The hospital introduced the service five years ago. 

Zambalha MPU in Pema Gatshel successful despite pandemic

Overall, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the global economy and hit small-scale businesses particularly hard. While some local businesses managed to survive, in some cases, they have thrived. One such is the Zambalha Milk-Processing Unit in Noorboogang Gewog in Pema Gatshel. Doing good business last year, the group recently declared a profit of almost Nu 2 M.

Returning officers disqualify three Tshogpa candidates from Gelegphu and Thimphu Thromde

All the nine aspiring Thrompon candidates from Thimphu, Gelegphu and Phuentshogling Thromdes will contest in the general round of the third local Government Elections. However, two Tshogpa candidates from Gelegphu Thromde and one from Thimphu Thromde were disqualified. The office of the returning officers completed the scrutiny of nominations of Thrompon and Tshogpa candidates today.

Digital Flagship Programme delayed by the pandemic

Global travel restrictions and the two nationwide lockdowns amid the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the completion of the projects under the Digital Drukyul Flagship programme. There are eight projects under the programme. And the deadline for some of these projects is extended while some projects are yet to start.

Enduro Sport gaining popularity among the Bhutanese youth

While mountain biking is still at its budding stage in the country, it is expected to become one of the popular sports with the growing number of youth showing their interest in enduro sport. Enduro is an off-road motorcycle sport, held on extended cross-country, off-road courses.

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