Art of healing

Currently, Bhutan is no doubt seeing an upsurge in the arts. Many alternative filmmakers, animators and contemporary artists are creating critically-acclaimed works. Institutes like VAST have made art and creativity in and happening. They have produced a young crowd with incredible zeal, talent and positive energy. Most recently, theatre has also been making inroads into […]

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Two candidates join DPT

Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) announced two more names to represent the party in the upcoming elections. Deo Kumar Rimal will contest from Shompangkha constituency in Sarpang as the replacement for former minister of information and communications, Nandalal Rai. The other candidate is Kinley Wangchuk, 43, who will represent the party from Kabjisa – Talo constituency […]

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AFC Grassroot Football Day celebrated in Phuentsholing

More than 165 students of Phuentsholing Middle Secondary School celebrated the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Grassroot Football Day this week in Phuentsholing. The annual national event was marked by teaching basic football skills to the participants. Also, the students took part in a friendly match along with being coached on playing skills. Students were taught […]

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Crowners tour the east

Crowners, the first boy band in Bhutan, inspired by international bands like One Direction and K-Pop is currently on a tour of eastern Bhutan. Crowners was formed in 2017 with friends getting together to cover their favorite songs. The band consists of four boys and was started by Jigme Tandin Wangchuck. “We started the band […]

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Thirty-five trained on bakery skills

Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry with financial support from the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources organized a 10-day training for 35 would-be bakers in NEC Restaurant starting May 9. The trainees were taught basic bakery skills. They are expected to start their own bakery business or work in already established bakeries soon. A […]

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First electronic repair shop opens in Kanglung

Kanglung residents having electronic gadget hiccups are smiling through their troubles after a new electronic repair shop opened in town earlier this month. Twenty-three year old Sonam Gyaltshen from Phongmey, Trashigang with a loan of Nu 300,000 from the Loden foundation, opened the electronic repair shop, the only one in Kanglung so far. “I provide […]

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The party betrayed me –MP Ritu Raj Chhetri

The recent announcement made by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), declaring seven new candidates for the 2018 elections, has not gone down well with the current Member of Parliament (MP), Ritu Raj Chhetri from Trashichhoeling constituency in Samtse. PDP announced last week that MP Ritu Raj Chhetri, who contested as a PDP candidate in 2008 […]

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