K Essences secures investment of Nu 2.25mn through Jabchor platform

Kingdom Essences (K Essences), an essential oil production business based in Trongsa, which was started with a capital of Nu 350,000 has secured investment of Nu 2.25mn through the Jabchor platform from individual investors. Three individual investors have invested the equity ownership in K Essence. The private individuals are Sonam Choden Dorji invested equity ownership […]

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26 students complete winter weaving course at RTA

Twenty-six school going young girls aged between 9 to 19 years completed the winter weaving course at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Chubachu, Thimphu yesterday. The weaving course started from December 23 last year. During the closing ceremony yesterday, the participants shared their first weaving experiences and were awarded certificates and remuneration for their […]

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Physically challenged friendly footpaths being built in P/ling

Phuentsholing Thromde has now installed disabled friendly tactile paving which will enable easy movement for the physically challenged. Tactile paving (also called Tenji blocks, truncated domes, detectable warnings, tactile ground surface indicators, tactile walking surface indicators, or detectable warning surfaces) is a system of textured ground surface indicator found on footpaths, stairs and train station […]

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Engaging school children in physical activities with Edu-Pokemon

The World Food Programme (WFP) is in the process of developing a game-based learning platform for nutrition education and behaviour change, Edu-Pokemon that would help kids to burn calories while they learn about nutrition and health. It is a part of the Healthy Kid School Programme (HKSP) and an app, Edu-Pokemon would feature similar to […]

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Internet connectivity betters lives of Layaps

A life in isolation of the Lapays without phone and internet connection has changed today with the advent of internet connectivity. Many say they find their lives much easier compared to 10 years ago. The b-mobile network of Bhutan Telecom was connected to Laya in 2010. However, the 3G service connection was introduced only in […]

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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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Kickstarting ‘Made in Bhutan’

Four years ago, after completing his graduation in computer applications, Kuenga Dhendup headed back to his village in Trongsa, central Bhutan, to start an organic farm. “That’s where I wanted to apply my knowledge,” he says, grinning. A year later, his partner, Pema C. Gyaltshen, completed her graduation in environmental science and English and joined […]

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Substance abuser turns savior for the desolate

Roaming with vigilant eyes, tattooed arms, wearing boots, he appears to be high on drugs. But that’s not what Ugyen Dorji actually is. He is frequently seen helping the homeless and helpless elderly wandering in the streets of Phuentsholing. The roughness on his face carries a certain calm and composure.  Ugyen Dorji, 35, from Sha […]

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Zhemgang added to local cultural inventory

In an effort to identify and understand local cultural assets, the Zhemgang Cultural Atlas booklet was launched on October 29 in Thimphu. It adds as a third district to currently covered two districts, Bumthang and Trongsa under Bhutan Cultural Atlas (BCA) project. The booklet documents the tangible and intangible heritage of the districts contributing to […]

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