ECCD center benefits Layap community

Laya’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) center is a small cozy room with a suitable and enabling environment for highlander children to learn and play. The classroom walls are paneled and the floor carpeted. The classroom is decorated with colorful learning materials and toys for children. It also has sleeping mats for the children. […]

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90 dogs in Gidakom sterilized and vaccinated

With increasing complaints on the stray dog menace and growing public health risk owing to the same, the Department of Livestock (DoL) conducted a vaccination and sterilization program at Gidakom and Bjemina in Thimphu to stabilize the dog population. About 90 dogs (stray and pets) were sterilized and vaccinated in these two areas whereas a […]

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Laya reaps huge benefits from tourism

The Royal Highland Festival (RHF) has benefited highlander communities especially the Laya community immensely. During the festival, the Layaps makes huge income through homestays, porter-pony services and selling yak products. In a year, every household earns an average of Nu 50,000 to Nu 80, 0000 from home stay services. The festival attracts not only international […]

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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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Celebrating 74 years of United Nations in Bhutan

The 74th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Organization in Bhutan was celebrated on October 24, 2019 at the Tara Lha-den Zhingkham in Pangrizampa, Thimphu. The celebration was graced by Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck as the Guest of Honour. The event was attended by Dr. Natalia Kanem, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director […]

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Moving from print to online cited as sustainable option for private media

From 11 private newspapers in the country, the number has dropped down to six. The newspapers that closed shop are Bhutan Observer, Druk Neytshuel, Bhutan Youth, Druk Melong and Druk Yoedzer while the rest are barely surviving. Factors like digitalization and lack of advertisements from the government and other sources have been cited as the […]

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Drukair gets latest generation ATR 42-600

Airline renews fleet with turboprop featuring cutting-edge avionics for performance in challenging conditions   The country’s national flag-carrier, Drukair, took delivery of its brand new ATR 42-600 aircraft on Tuesday. The latest-generation turboprop aircraft, which will be used on the airline’s domestic and international routes, was chosen for its outstanding operational performance in challenging conditions, according […]

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Bhutan’s economic growth projected at 7.4% for 2020

Bhutan’s economic growth is expected to jump to 7.4% in the fiscal year 2020 with the commissioning of Mangdechhu power plant and the completion of maintenance work in Tala power plant. Released this week, the World Bank (WB) biannual report titled South Asia Economic Focus is an analysis of the economic situation of South Asian […]

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