Wizard of Oz: The yellow brick road to confidence

All the way from remote Pemagatshel, 29 students staged The Wizard of Oz with its famed landmark, the yellow brick road, transporting the audience to a world of musical fantasy at Motithang on Monday. Pemagatshel Middle Secondary School (PMSS) students performed the drama, enacting Dorothy and her dog Toto along with their friends who follow […]

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Laboratory outreach program initiated in Tsirang

The first ever laboratory outreach program was initiated in five gewogs of Sergithang, Phuentenchu, Tsirangtoe, Semjong and Barshong under Tsirang Dzongkhag from September 5. Of the total 12 livestock extension centers (LECs) in the Dzongkhag, LECs in the five gewogs are more than 28km away from the Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospital (DVH), which makes it inconvenient […]

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Bhutan celebrates International Democracy Day

Bhutan Center for Media and Democracy launched television series “Jurwa” (Changing Times) and a music video “Dear Prime Minister” yesterday at city cinema hall accompanied by talks from the five political parties representatives on the state of democracy in Bhutan, coinciding with the International Democracy Day on Friday. Bhutan is already into its ninth year […]

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Hydropower construction delays to affect economy

Bhutan maintained solid growth and macroeconomic stability in the first half of 2017. However, delays in hydropower construction could affect macroeconomic prospects in the coming years, according to the World Bank report on the Bhutan economic update. Given the size and importance of hydropower projects in the economy, delays are likely to have significant negative […]

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BoB launches new cash-free payment facility

People will not have to carry cash anymore! Bank of Bhutan (BoB) has introduced the first ever “scan to pay” facility enabling merchants to accept electronic payment from customers. The first Quick Response (QR) payment scan to pay is available through the bank’s popular mobile banking application (mBoB). The scan to pay features enable merchants […]

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