Gender inequality – the greatest obstacle to women’s equality and empowerment

It is emphasized that more works need to be done for women’s equality and empowerment While a lot is being done to empower women and narrow down the gender inequality gap both within Bhutan and globally, more emphasis and efforts have been called for women’s equality and empowerment during the launch of the State of […]

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Rabies outbreak in Rongthong and Kanglung contained

A rabies outbreak in Rongthong and Kanglung in Trashigang are under control, officials from the Regional Livestock Department Center (RLDC) in Kanglung confirmed. The outbreak in Kanglung, considered a major disease outbreak in recent times, has been brought under control. However, the veterinary doctors in Kanglung are still monitoring the situation since the outbreak of […]

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FCB’s entry into cardamom market creates competitive prices

The initiative has helped farmers gain access to the nearest market and they do not have to travel longer distances now The entry of Food Corporation of Bhutan’s (FCB) into cardamom trade is set to provide competition with local traders in the market. Now the farmers can use the opportunity to explore better prices. Till […]

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The spiritual dimension of voting – Pulkit Sharma

Whenever elections come up, people are bombarded with different ideologies, debates, criticisms, promises and futuristic visions. According to political psychology, in this emotionally charged atmosphere there are many voters who get fervently swayed by the rhetoric, and so, find it hard to make a rational choice. They usually vote for a candidate who mirrors and […]

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Nu 305mn sanctioned for PSL

Around Nu 305.8mn was sanctioned for Priority Sector Lending (PSL) in 2018. Last year, dzongkhags collectively received 1,274 PSL applications of which 1,009 projects were approved. Thimphu, received the highest number of applications with 247 projects according to the fourth quarterly report of Royal Monetary Authority. The PSL initiative was launched on December 13, 2017 […]

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PM arrives in Bangladesh

Several bilateral agreements are expected to be signed during Lyonchhen’s maiden state visit to Bangladesh Prime Minister Dr. LotayTshering arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday morning on a four-day state visit upon the invitation of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to foster trade and cooperation in health sector between the two countries. Lyonchhen was welcomed to […]

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