‘Mom at School’ comes to rescue of needy students

An initiative taken by a teacher of Phuentsholing Lower Secondary School, called ‘Mom at School’, is increasingly gaining popularity in the border town of Phuentsholing. Wangmo, a teacher, initially started this charity for financially deprived students. It all began in 2015 when Wangmo and 30 other teachers, out of compassion, started the initiative with Nu […]

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A business entrepreneur among NC aspirants from Dagana

A business graduate and business entrepreneur, Dawa Rigyel, is one among the many aspiring candidates from Dagana who has declared to contest in the upcoming National Council (NC) elections this year. Dawa Rigyel, who has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, is confident […]

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Face to Face – BNEW: Advocating women participation in the elections

The Executive Director of Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW), Phuntshok Choden talks to Business Bhutan reporter Dechen Dolkar on the challenges of women vying for leadership roles and how BNEW is preparing aspirant women candidates for the upcoming National Council (NC) elections. Q.What are BNEW’s mandates? What role does it play in the elections? […]

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Looking at parental suicide through the eyes of children who are left behind -Amrith Bdr Subba

  It is very sad to know that out of 361 suicide cases recorded by the Royal Bhutan Police and health facilities across the country from 2009-2013, 66 percent of the victims constituted married people. This means that it’s not only youth who are dying by suicide in Bhutan. Many parents are also killing themselves […]

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Nothing wrong with establishment of central schools, says home minister

Home and cultural affairs minister Dawa Gyeltshen validated the establishment of central schools across the country, during his recent tour to Chhukha, saying that such a system existed even prior to the introduction of democracy in the country. The central school issue, which was debated and deliberated in the parliament and still continues to be […]

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