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Educating rural communities to be info-savvy

Gone are the days when villagers across Zhemgang Dzongkhag had to travel for days to the dzongkhag headquarters or Panbang, sometimes through deep forests, where they could have possible encounters with wild predators or other such dangers, just to get a document photocopied. Since Gewog Connectivity Centers (CCs) were established in

His Majesty Grants Khimsa Land Kidu

21 September 2016: The residents of Trong village in Zhemgang, which has been preserved as a heritage village due to its unusual traditional architecture, received Khimsa land as Kidu from His Majesty The King. The 27 households received 9 decimals of land each around the Zhemgang throm. His Majesty visited Trong, which

His Majesty at the Amo Chhu, in Phuentsholing

His Majesty at the Amo Chhu, in Phuentsholing, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Chief Operations Officer of the RBA, Home Minister and Agriculture Minister. DeSuups, Armed Forces and police personnel, and volunteers from the community have been engaged at the river banks since the rain began, to reinforce the banks

Monpas: changing with the times

The monpa communities living in the villages of Jangbi, Wangling and Phumzur in Langthel Gewog in Trongsa are known to be the natives of Bhutan. Earlier, Monpas were hunter-gatherers and lived very primitive lifestyles depending on natural resources. However in the last few decades, the Monpas have undergone dramatic socioeconomic

Next-generation Tata PRIMA hits Bhutanese market

Yenten Thinley from Thimphu The next generation PRIMA range of heavy commercial vehicles has been launched in collaboration with Samden Vehicles Private Limited (SVPL) and State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited (STCBL). Setting new benchmarks in styling and features, the next-generation World-Smart Heavy Duty range from Tata Motors, is a combination of power,

A caretaker lama for the poor & elderly

The 50-year old monk is looking after the welfare of 16 elderly people and 12 children who do not have means to sustain themselves Tshering Dorji from Trashigang Altruism seems to have taken a new form in the being of Lam Tashi Dorji from Phongmey gewog in Trashigang. The 50-year old monk