RSSC receives Nu 300,000 for senior citizens

Through the recent carnival in Phuentsholing, the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) has received Nu 300,000 which will be used for the welfare of the members. The organizer handed over the amount to RSSC’s President Lyonpo Dago Tshering. For bettering the lives of senior citizens, RSSC aspires to explore relevant ways through various funding […]

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81% of Bhutanese youth with basic secondary skills to complete school by 2030

An estimated 54% of South Asian youth leave school without the necessary skills to get a decent job in the next decade, according to data produced by the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education), the Education Commission, and UNICEF. According to the data, South Asia lags behind several other regions in preparing the next generation […]

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Ambassador Pema Choden talks on growing ties between Bhutan and UK

At the invitation of the Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom, Ambassador Pema Choden of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels attended the traditional annual dinner of the Society in London on Wednesday. The dinner was attended by over 70 members of the Society including about 23 Bhutanese students and residents in the United Kingdom. In […]

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Green-coloured number plates introduced for electric vehicles

Green-coloured number plates for electric vehicles were launched in Thimphu on Thursday. According to the UNDP Bhutan, the move is expected to be a low-cost way of encouraging wider public to switch to electric vehicles to beat air pollution and keep Bhutan carbon negative. The launch of the green registration plates was graced by Yab […]

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Motor bridge construction over Daina River in Samtse to start soon

Kidsa Chiwog under Norbugang (Chengmari) gewog in Samtse will see a bailey bridge across the Daina River soon. A much awaited project for more than four villages, the bridge will connect these villages with the road during summer.  The bridge was promised during the current government’s political campaign in September last year. Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay […]

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5th International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences begins

The three-day International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (ICMHS) themed “Mental Health Matters: Everyone’s Responsibility” started yesterday in Thimphu. The conference would offer a platform for the national health professionals and international experts to share their knowledge and experience on mental health issues. It would also create awareness and discussion on challenges and opportunities […]

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Mini-carnival underway to help senior citizens and the homeless

 A mini-carnival underway in Phuentsholing by the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) has attracted hundreds of visitors including people from across the border. The fest aims to help underprivileged senior citizens across the country, recovering drug addicts and homeless people. There are 32 stalls which have dart games in majority. There are also stalls […]

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Mostly unemployed youths engaged in pyramid schemes

Most of the members in the MagneSSa Bhutan and the Oriens Bhutan’s pyramid scheme are unemployed youth, according to the investigation carried out by the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), economic affairs ministry. The OCP notified on October 21 that these two companies violated the Consumer Protection Act of Bhutan 2012 and Consumer Protection Rules […]

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Brokpas’ Zoedue: a lucrative business in Sakteng

For the last three years, Ap Dorji Drukpa, 61, has been following the same routine every week. He puts fresh cheese into leather bags and leaves them beside the bukhari to ferment. “The longer the fermentation, the higher the medicinal value of the zoedue,” he said. This is because zoedue (fermented cheese) has become a […]

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