Stringent law needed to curb digital pornography

In September 2014, a 21-year old woman reported to Bumthang police that her boyfriend had made a sex video of her and circulated via WeChat. The video was made in June 2012 without consent. The suspect was convicted. In another incident a 20-year-old woman lodged a complaint with Pasakha police in Phuentsholing stating that her […]

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Strengthening women’s participation in leadership

Ensuring gender equality is a priority of the government and one of the sustainable development goals. With the launch of Bhutan Women Parliamentary caucus (BWPC) on August 14, the initiative would ensure gender equality in elected offices and leadership by facilitating and organizing support for women to succeed thereby multiplying the number of women role […]

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Zero tolerance in corruption through NIACS

Reinvigorating the policy on ‘zero tolerance to corruption’ and in an effort to reinforce ‘DAMTSI’ as the core Bhutanese value the ‘National Integrity and Anti-Corruption Strategy (NIACS) 2019-2023’ was launched on August 14. Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay Tshering graced the launch at Terma Linca. With the theme ‘DAMTSI: Developing Accountable, Moral and Transparent Systems and Individuals’, […]

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Startups face challenges to sustain in the market

Young entrepreneurs who set out at the startup center two years ago are facing a gamut of challenges like sustaining themselves in the market. Lack of skilled manpower, absence of solid team, smaller amount of production and varied market forces are some of the challenges that startups are grappling with in Thimphu. According to the […]

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DHI to establish R&D and technology center

Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) plans to establish a research and development (R&D) and technology center of excellence (CoE) through its recently established innovation and technology department. With a larger objective of providing an impetus for knowledge-based society, building technology and for economic diversification of the nation, DHI positions itself to collaborate, build program and […]

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FCB staffs surrender 61 subsidized LPG cylinders to mark Foundation Day

The staffs of the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) have surrendered 61 subsidized Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders to avail non-subsidized LPG cylinders through “Our Gyenkhu: Citizen’s Initiative for the Benefit of Rural and Underprivileged Households in Bhutan” while marking FCB’s 45th Foundation Day. FCB is the first agency to come forward in Phuentsholing […]

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