Condom vending machines expected to reduce STIs

A pilot project involving the installation of seven condom vending machines in Phuentsholing is expected to reduce cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies in town. The Department of Public Health under National HIV/AIDS and STIs Control Program installed the condom vending machines in Phuentsholing. Phuentsholing, being the business hub of the country, […]

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GENDER ECONOMICS IN BHUTAN

It is said that in the United States, a country that boasts its beliefs in equality and liberty, a woman, in her lifetime, makes only about 78% of what a man makes. This figure, called the gender pay gap, is controversial because most people misunderstand what it actually means. Some critics believe it to be […]

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DNT takes govt to court over “tax alteration”

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) submitted a constitutional case against the government on tax alteration to the High Court yesterday. According to a press release from DNT, the party is taking this corrective step to request the Court to rule on the illegal and unconstitutional implementation of tax alteration, after careful consideration and comprehensive consultation, in […]

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Libel suit filed against journalist

A journalist from Kuensel newspaper has been charged for offence of libel after she posted on Facebook about a woman battering her six-year-old stepdaughter in Tsirang. The woman lodged the complaint to the police the  next day. The case was forwarded to Tsirang court yesterday and an arrest warrant was issued against the journalist. However, […]

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Rags to riches The story of a maverick

People often waste time searching endlessly for magic shortcuts to entrepreneurial success and fulfillment but not Tenzin Yeshi. To him, the only real path to success is summed up in one word: grit. Tenzin Yeshi is the second person in Paro to own a handicraft business. He is also the chairperson of Paro handicraft association […]

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PHPA-II dam block construction comes to a halt

Due to spill of water from coffer dam toward the dam pit, the construction of a dam block at Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project Authority-II (PHPA)-II has been halted. The spill occurred on August 9-11 due to heavy rain, causing construction work to stop. After the water spilt into the dam block site, water level has accumulated […]

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