Lone woman NC candidate from Mongar to promote women as agents of change

Thirty-one year old Sonam Pelzom from Drangmaling, Tsamang gewog under Mongar Dzongkhag is the only woman aspiring National Council (NC) candidate from Mongar Being the only woman candidate from Mongar, she has a heightened sense of determination and responsibility. “I will be the only one representing the whole dzongkhag’s women so I have to strengthen […]

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HIV, a potential serious threat to the population

HIV and AIDS is increasingly becoming more of a social issue rather than a disease specific issue with people still harboring misconceptions and stigma against HIV patients, according to the Executive Director of Lhak-sam, Wangda Dorji during the media advocacy training on the two-day HIV ad SOGIE held from Monday. Though Bhutan is a low […]

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Revisiting the past and looking ahead into the future as I complete my ten years of service in the government – Amrith Bdr Subba

  Today, I was truly honored to receive the prestigious Bronze Medal and a certificate of recognition signed by His Majesty the King as a token of appreciation for my ten years of dedicated service to the Royal Government of Bhutan. As an ordinary civil servant, I really feel blest to be recognized for whatever […]

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SIGLR holds international conference on gender issues

Sherubtse Initiative for Gender Learning and Research (SIGLR) conducted a two-day international conference from December 21-22 at the Royal University of Bhutan. This is SIGLR’s first international conference. SIGLR, formed by a group of lecturers of Sherubste College, Kanglung in February last year, focuses on bringing gender-related issues and challenges to the forefront. The conference […]

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Bhutan on the way to achieving universal primary education

Increasing enrolment and primary school completion rates indicate that Bhutan is very close toward achieving universal primary education, according to the Annual Education Statistics 2017. The total enrolment from Pre-primary (PP) through to Class XII within the country for the current year is 168,092 with a total of 9,415 teachers. As of 2017, there are […]

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Former educationist to contest in NC elections from Samtse  

An educationist by profession, Dhan Kumar Ghalley, 51, is one of the aspiring candidates who will be contesting in the National Council election next year from Samtse. Hailing from Chusilgang village under Pemaling gewog in Samtse, Dhan Kumar Ghalley believes that the time has arrived to look back at the village and serve the people […]

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